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Aruba Esso news

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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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February 1978
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English
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Lago Oil & Transport Co.. I td.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
VOL 39 — No. 2

Curso Supervision Eficaz
Ta Yuda Supervisornan
Cumpli Mehor cu Nan Trabao

Dia 30 di Januari 1978, un curso
"Supervision Eficaz’’ a cuminza pa un
grupo di 22 supervisor di refineria y
oficina. E participantenan, kendenan
a ser nombra door di nan respectivo
departamentonan pa e programa di
un siman aki, a atende e curso den
Administration Building, Klas 2. Un
segundo grupo di 21 supervisor, a
participa den un curso similar duran-
te siman di Februari 7.

Ambos sesion a ser habri door di
Vice Presidente Roy M. Douglas, ken-
de a bisa participantes cu e conteni-
do di e curso ta directamente rela-
ciona cu nan responsabilidadnan dia-
rio como supervisor, y si tur super-
visor adquiri y aplica e habilidadnan
pa haci nan trabao mas eficazmente,
Lago — como resultado di esey —

(Continua na pag. 3)



R. A. Reitz

departmental organization with La-
go’s affiliate and operating responsi-
bilities, the former Technical Depart-
ment has been organized into two
new departments — one handling
technical and engineering matters
and the other handling business plan-
ning, supply coordination and com-
mercial matters. This reorganiza-
tion became effective Feb. 1, 1978

T. Robert (Bob) Clapp, formerly
Technical Department Manager, has
become Manager of the new Business
Planning and Supply Department. The
Economics and Planning Division and
the Crude and Products Coordination





Eighteen-year-old Vianca Hoek receives a hearty kiss from acting Lt. Governor Frans

Wernet who crowned her Aruba Carnival Queen 1978. Vianca, who is daughter of Felix

Simplicio Hoek of Process-H.D.S., is surrounded here by Prince Craps (Maikito Croes),

1977 Carnival Queen, Helene Croes, First Runner-up Evelyn Merryweather and Pancho
Bacarat (Randy Thiel).



T. R. Clapp

Clapp, Reitz Head New Departments Feb. 1

To improve the alignment of Lago’s

Division will report to Mr. Clapp. Mr.
R. M. Douglas, Vice President-Staff,
has contact responsibility for the new
department.

Richard (Dick) A. Reitz, formerly
Assistant Technical Department Ma-
nager, has become Manager of the
new Technical Department.

The following divisions report to Mr.
Reitz: Laboratory; Mathematics/ Com-
puters/Systems; Mechanical Enginee-
ring; Process Technical Services, and
Project Development. This depart-
ment is also responsible for the En-
vironmental and Energy Conservation
Group, the Oil Loss Task Force and

(Continued on page 2)

Exxon’s Largest ULCC
“Esso Pacific” Moors
At Lago’s Reef Berth - 2

Early in the morning of Wednesday, ~
February 8, the "Esso Pacific’, world’s
fifth largest tanker afloat and one of
Exxon’s two largest ULCC’s, was suc-
cessfully tied to Lago’s Reefberth-2.
The 508,000 DWT vessel is 1400 ft.
long, 233 ft. wide and has a draft of
83 feet.

The docking maneuver was per-
formed by Docking Master Marcel
van Doremalen assisted by three
Lago tugs "Esso San Nicolas”, Esso
Oranjestad” and ’’Esso Santa Cruz”
commanded by Tug Masters Pedro
Semeleer, Dominico Rasmijn and Ri-
chard Simon, with additional assis-
tance from a chartered tug.

The vessel, which brought about
3.7 million barrels of Persian crude,
was moored by Efrain Maduro, Joa-
quin Lumenier, Antonio Krozendijk,
Henry Cranston, Rudolfo Ridderstap,
Rudolfo Angela and Miguel Fuentes
of Oil Movements and Shipping.

Owned by Esso Tankers, Inc., the
“Esso Pacific’ was built in Japan in
1977. This was her maiden trip fol-
lowing a more than six-week voyage
which originated from the Persian
Gulf.





2

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



ARUBA

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Aiton



Editor: Mrs. Pr de Cuba

Senior Editor : A. Werleman

Photographs by : Joe’s Photographic Service

Printer : Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.



E. G. del Valle

R O. Davies

Ed del Valle, Rich Davies Accept New Positions
With Esso Inter-America, Inc. in Coral Gables

In March, Eduardo (Ed) G. del Valle
and Richard (Rich) O. Davies will both
transfer to Esso Inter-America, Inc.,
Coral Gables, Florida.

Ed, currently Division Superinten-
dent in Process - Utilities, has accept-
ed the position of Senior Adviser in
the Logistics Department. In that func-
tion he will be dealing with pricing
questions and a broader spectrum of
supply analysis work. Ed will report
to his new job during the first week
of March.

A Ph. D. graduate in Chemical En-
gineering from the Louisiana State
University, Ed worked almost three
and a half years with the Exxon MCS
Department in Florham Park, New
Jersey before joining Lago in 1973.
He held several positions in Lago’s
Technical Department before trans-
ferring to the Process Department as
Utilities Division Superintendent in
September last year.

Accompanying Ed to his new work
location are his wife Margarita, daugh-
ter Margarita (11) and sons, Eduar-
do (10) and Francisco (5).

Rich Davies will be working as Se-
nior Adviser at ElA’s Corporate Plan-
ning and Ecoonmics Department. He

| Clapp, Reitz |

(Continued from page 1)

Energy Conservation Project Group.
Mr. J. R. Gibbs, Vice President - Ope-
rations has contact responsibility for
the Technical Department.

will begin his new assignment about
March 15.

Rich holds a B.S. degree in Mecha-
nical Engineering and an MBA from
the University of Chicago.

At present Crude & Products Coor-
dination Superintendent in the Tech-
nical Department, Rich came to Lago
in July 1972 after working three years
with the Corporate Planning Corpo-
ration in New York City.

Prior to assuming his present res-
ponsibilities in September 1976, Rich

had held a number of positions in the

February 1978

Exxon su ULCC Mas Grandi
“Esso Pacific” Ta Mara
Na Lago su Reef Berth-2

Mainta tempran ariba Diarazon, 8
di Februari, e Esso Pacific’, e di cin-
co tankero aflote mas grandi di mun-
do y uno di Exxon su dos ULCC-
nan mas grandi, cu exito a ser mara
na Lago su Reef Berth-2. E tankero
aki di 508,000 ton tin un largura di
1400 pia, un hanchura di 233 pia y su
calado ta 83 pia.

E maniobra di dokmento a ser ha-
ci door di Docking Master Marcel van
Doremalen, asisti door di tres tug di
Lago "Esso San Nicolas’, "Esso
Oranjestad” y ’’Esso Santa Cruz’, bao
comando di Tug Masternan Pedro Se-
meleer, Dominico Rasmijn y Richard
Simon, cu yudanza adicional di un
remolcador gecharter.

E tankero, cual a trece como 3.7
million bari di crudo di Persia, a ser
mara door di Efrain Maduro, Joaquin
Lumenier, Antonio Krozendijk, Henry
Cranston, Rudolfo Ridderstap, Rudol-
fo Angela y Miguel Fuentes di Oil
Movements and Shipping Division.

“Esso Pacific’, cu ta propiedad di
Esso Tankers, Inc., a ser construi na
Japon na 1977. Esaki tabata su pro-
me viahe despues di ta ariba lama
seis siman ariba un viahe cu a cumin-
za na Golfo di Persia.

Crude & Products Coordination and
Economicis and Planning Divisions in
Technical Department.

Rich will be accompanied by his
wife Marilee in his new assignment
in Coral Gables.

The stately "Esso Pacific’, here moored at Reef Berth-2, is one of Exxon’s two largest

ULCC’s and the fifth largest in the world. The huge ship arrived in Aruba February 8.

E impresionante “Esso Pacific’, mara aki na Reef Berth-2, ta uno di Exxon su dos

ULCCnan mas grandi y e di cinco mas grandi di mundo. E barco giganteco aki a yega
Aruba 8 di Februari.





February 1978




ih

The first group (above and below) attending the course
included Miss Beatriz Ilias from Venezuela.



| Curso Supervision Eficaz |

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

(Continua di pag. 1)

por bira un mehor organizacion.

E programa aki di desaroyo super-
visorio, antes yama curso "’Gerencia
Eficaz’’, a ser origina na Exxon, U.S.A.
y aser adapta segun Lago su necesi-
dadnan.

E curso Supervision Eficaz e biaha
aki a ser duna door di George Huda-
nish di Esso Caribbean, Coral Gables,
y Carlos Z. de Cuba di Lago Emplo-
yee Relations - Training Section, ken-
de tambe a coordina e programa di
entrenamento. George a trata e to-
piconan: Kiko Gerencia Ta, Tuma-
mento di Decision en Grupo, Revista
di Actividadnan Supervisorio, Habili-
dadnan Supervisorio, Analisis di In-
ventario Supervisorio di Test di Co-
municacion y Inventario Supervisorio
di Relacionnan Humano. Carlos a
presenta e programacion na e promer
sesionnan, y a cubri e topiconan: Mo-
tivacion, Comunicacion: (Un direc-
cion versus dos direccion, Stereotipo
y No-Verbal; Significacionnan ta den
Persona; Scuchamento Eficaz), Dis-
cusionnan Eficaz y Evaluacionnan
Eficaz y Evaluacion di Actuacion,
Guia y Orientacion y Revista di Estilo
Personal.

Otro instructornan, kendenan a par-
tipica den e curso ariba base di un
solo topico, tabata: Hank W. Bryce

(Operacionnan di Compania) Higinio
A. Kelly (Seguridad pa Supervisor-
nan), Rey Farro (Mehoramiento di Me-
todonan di Trabao), Henry Coffi, Ed-
dy Thode y Joaquin Croes (Relacion-
nan Laboral) y Rosendo Nicolaas (Be-
neficionan).

E programa di Supervision Eficaz,
anteriormente duna den dos fase, a
ser haci compacto door di duna su-
pervisornan participante preparacion-
nan pa curso den forma di formula-
rionan pa nan yena. E asignacion-
nan completa a ser entrega durante
e promer sesion di e curso y a ser
discuti durante di e siman.

Durante ambos sesionnan di un si-
man, cada grupo a ser dividi den
tres team pa duna miembronan di e
mesun departamento oportunidad pa
discuti y analiza varios tdpico rela-
ciona cu nan situacion especifico di
trabao. Puntonan principal a ser en-
fatiza door di presentacion di charts,
vugraphs y pelicula.

E curso lo beneficia supervisornan
den hopi manera, pero principalmen-
te den yuda nan haya mas confianza
door di un mehor comprendemento di
nan responsabilidadnan di trabao y
den e desaroyo di nan habilidadnan
den trata cu nan personal y den e tra-
tamento eficaz di nan sittuacionnan
diario di trabao.



At left, Carlos de Cuba during a session on communication.
Vice President Roy M. Douglas during opening remarks.



At right,

Effective Supervision Course
Helps Supervisors Carry Out
Job Responsibilities Better

On January 30, 1978, an "Effec-
tivetive Supervision’”’ course began
for a group of twenty-two refinery and
office supervisors. The participants,
who were nominated by their respec-
tive departments for this one-week
program, attended the course in the
Administration Building, Classroom 2.
A second group of twenty-one super-
visors attended a similar course du-
ring the week of February 7. Both
sessions were opened by Vice Pre-
sident Roy M. Douglas, who told
course participants that the contents
of this course were directly related
to theid day-to-day responsibilities as
supervisors, and if all supervisors ac-
quired and applied the skills to per-
form their job more effectively, Lago
would as a result become a more ef-
ficient organization.

This supervisory development pro-
gram, formerly called Effective Ma-
nagement Course, was originated by
Exxon, U.S.A. and has been adapted

(Continued on page 10)



Instructor George Hudanish discusses one
of the course topics with one of the par-

ticipants.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS February 1978

Children’s Carnival
San Tlicolas. - Oranjestad





February 1978 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Carnaval di Mucha
San Ilicolas - Oranjestad









ARUBA ESSO NEWS













Carnival Queen candidates as they awaited the jury’s decision in the WilheImina Stadiui
February 2, are (I to r): Maureen Busby (Marines), Rita Werleman (Connie Francis), Mad
Jacopucci (Esso Club), Mayra Rojas (Sta. Cruz), first runner-up Evelyn Merryweather (Ti
voli), Sharisa Fijnje (Caribe), Lucia Boekhoudt (Paradera), Aruba’s Carnival Queen Vian
ca Hoek (Oranjestad), Gladys Tromp (Dakota), Myrna Winterdaal (Pos Chiquito), Esthe|
Vrolijk (Caiquetio), Yvette Koolman (Savaneta), Esmeralda Wever (Brazil), Mena Fran
(Noord), Gail Rodriguez (San Nicolas) and Yolanda Everon (Amity Organization).

Grand Carnival Parades

‘February



Vianca Hoek was elected Carnival Queen from
among sixteen candidates

Vianca Hoek a ser eligi Reina di Carnaval for di

entre 16 candidatas.



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uNart of the group of nineteen youth queen candidates who competed for the 197

dearnival Queen title on January 25. In the center is Connie lrausquin, the Juliana School

(Ti candidate, who won the title.

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h@arti di e grupo di diez-nuebe candidata cu a competi pa e titulo di Reina di Carnaval

Mubenil 1978 ariba 25 di Januari. Den centro ta Connie Irausquin candidata di Juliana
School, kende a gana e titulo.

San Micolas - Ovanjestad

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Lago’s President John R. Gibbs crowned the

tearful, but happy new youth queen. At left run-

ner-up Arlette Alexander, and at right, 1977

Youth Carnival Queen Maristella Geerman. Be-

low, Modesto Ruiz, President of the Youth Car-

nival Committee, congratulates the radiant
Youth Queen, Connie Irausquin.





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New knock testing units, housed in the new air-conditioned testing
area in the Labs, are faster and easier to operate.
E unidadnan nobo di "knock testing” cual ta den un lugar nobo aire-
acondiciona den Laboratorio, ta mas rapido y facil pa opera.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

February 1978

Max Fingal of the Labs with one of the units which determine
knock characteristics of gasoline products.

Max Fingal di Laboratorio cu uno di e unidadnan pa deter-

mina e caracteristica di “knock” di producto di gasoline.

New Knock Testing Units Installed in the Laboratories Ensure
Faster Results, Better Control of Gasoline Product Quality

As part of the improvement pro-
gram for the Technical - Laboratories,
three new knock testing units have
been installed in the recently con-
structed knock testing area in the
Lab Building. The new testing units
will replace five units which are now
over 35 years old. These units,
which were originally housed in the
old Knock Testing Lab where the
Naphthenic Acid Still is now located,

Effective Superv

(Continued from page 3)
to Lago’s needs. The course was
conducted at Lago in 1972 and 1974.

The Effective Supervision Course
was this time taught by George Huda-
nish of Esso Caribbean, Coral Ga-
bles, and Carlos Z, de Cuba of Lago
Employee Relations - Training Sec-
tion, who also coordinated the train-
ing program. George handled the
subjects: What Management Is,
Group Decision Making, Supervisory
Activities Review, Leadership Skills,
Analysis of Supervisory Inventory
Communications Test and Superviso-
ry Inventory of Human Relations.

Carlos presented the Mechanics of
the Program at the first session, and
covered the topic on Motivation, Com-
munications: (One-Way versus Two-
Way, Stereotyping and Non-Verbal;
Meanings are in People; Effective
Listening), Effective Discussion and
Performance Appraisal, Coaching and
Orientation and Personal Style Re-
view.

Other instructors, who participated
in the course on a one-subject basis,
were: Hank W. Bryce (Company Ope-
rations), Higinio A. Kelly (Safety for

are outdated and will be dismantled.

Knock engines are used daily at
Lago to determine or measure the an-
ti-knock quality of gasoline products,
a matter of prime importance. If an-
ti-knock is too low, knock occurs.
Knock is a high pitch metallic rap-
ping noise. In addition to being au-
dibly annoying, in severe cases, knock
may result in considerable engine
wear and tear.

n Course

Supervisors), Ray Farro (Work Me-
thods Improvements), Henry Coffi,
Eddy Thode and Joaquin Croes (La-
bor Relations) and Rosendo Nicolaas
(Benefits).

The Effective Supervision Program,
formerly given in two phases, was
compacted by giving participating su-
pervisors pre-course preparation in
the form of questionnaires. The com-
pleted assignments were turned in at
their first course session and discus-
sed during the week.

During both week-long course ses-
sions, each group was split into three
teams to give members of the same
department the opportunity to discuss
and analyze various topics concern-
ing their specific job situation. Main
points of the course were emphasiz-
ed by presenting charts, vu-graphs
and films.

The course will benefit the super-
visors in many ways, but mainly in
helping them gain more confidence
through a better understanding of
their job responsibilities, and in the
development of their skills in dealing
with their people and in the effective
handling of every-day work situations

The new electronically-controlled
units, which are essentially test engi-
nes to determine the octane number
of gasolines, are faster and easier to
operate. They are motorized, in com-
parison to the former manually ope-
rated engines, require less mainte-
nance and cut down testing time
Tests which were previously done in
45 — 60 minutes, can now be com-
pleted in an average of 30 minutes.
The new units also use a so-called
PBON (Push Button Octane Number)
which collects test data and automa-
tically optimizes carburetion and com-
pression.

One of the units will be used to de-
termine the knock characteristics of
motor gasolines by the Research Me-
thod. The other unit, which is simi-
lar in design, will determine the cha-
racteristics of motor and aviation ga-
solines by the Motor Method. The
third and largest unit will determine
the knock characteristics of aviation
gasolines by the Supercharge Me-
thod. The knock testing units used
for the Research and Motor Methods
consist each of a single-cylinder en-
gine of continuously variable com-
Pression ratio, with suitable sample
loading, accessory equipment and in-
struments, mounted on a stationary
base.

The difference between the Re-
search and Motor Method are the
standard operating conditions requi-
red during testing. Conditions such
as engine speed, intake air tempera-
ture, mixture temperature and spark
advance are different between the
two methods.

(Continued on page 12)





February 1978 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Four Fire Training Courses were
given at Lago’s Fire Training Fa-
cilities in January. Sixteen Vo-
lunteer Firefighters, five Lago
Police members and two Gov-
ernment Fire Brigade members
attended the 24-hour Refresher
Course given Jan. 11 — 13. As-
sisting Fire Chief Chin Harms,
were instructors Errol Brown
and Ernie Williams. Certificates
were presented by Technical
Manager Bob Clapp (far right). is

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*

The refresher course held on Jan, 18 — 20 was attended by 23 VFB members, 6 Lago

Police members and 2 Government Fire Brigade members. Co-instructors were VFB

Captains Wim Diaz, Segundo de Kort and VFB Lt. Meleno Pourier. Certificates were
presented by Process Manager Oystein Dahle.



Sees SEs
Eleven new Lago VFB members, 4 firefighters of the Bonaire Petroleum Company and 3
firemen of the Government Fire Brigade attended a 40-hour Basic Fire Training course
Jan. 23 — 27. Certificates were presented by Vice President J. R. Gibbs (far left).

Bonaire Petroleum
Corporation fire-
fighters Willem
Werleman, Juan
Pourier, Elsio Beu-
kenboom and Fred-
dy St. Jago are
flanked here by
VFB Captain Errol
Brown (1) and Fire
Chief Chin Harms,
VFB Capt. Ernie
Williams and Vice
President J. R.
Gibbs.





1



Fire Practices Help Keep
Volunteer Firemen in Shape
For Action in Emergencies

We all know the adage: Practice
Makes Perfect. With practice, skills
and techniques learned become al-
most second nature to a person, caus-
ing expert and spontaneous reaction
to whatever he dedicates himself to.

The Lago Volunteer Fire Brigade,
with the responsibility to save lives
and prevent material losses in the re-
finery, keeps its members in tip-top
shape all the time through a series of
practices at the Fire Training Facili-
ties. Following their 40-hour Basic
Fire Training program, which initiates
them as firemen, they participate
yearly in several fire training practi-
ces, refresher courses and periodic
fire drills to help keep them on their
toes.

Besides sharpening their skills in
the use of firefighting equipment and
protective gear, they also have the
chance to practice — what is very im-
portant — good team work. Good
and frequent training practices gives
them the confidence they need to
keep a "'cool” head in fire emergen-
cies where quick thinking and swift
action are essential.

Through these programs Lago’s
Fire Brigade members are kept
abreast of the latest equipment and
methods used in combating refinery
fires. Other programs include special
training sessions conducted by fire-
fighting experts of affiliated compa-
nies and the participation of a group
of Lago volunteers in a fire training
course in Texas last year.





Fd del Valle, Rich Davies
Ta Acepta Posicion Noho
Cu Esso Inter-America, Inc.

Na Maart, Eduardo (Ed) G. del
Valle y Richard (Rich) O. Davies am-
bos lo traslada pa Esso Inter-Ameri-
ca, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida.

Ed, kende actualmente ta Division
Superintendent di Process - Utilities,
a acepta e posicion di Senior Adviser
den e Logistics Department. Den e
funcion ey el lo trata cu questionnan
di prijs y un spectro mas amplio di
trabao di analisis di suministro. Ed
lo reporta na su trabao nobo durante
promer siman di Maart.

Ed, kende tin un grado di doctor
den Ingenieria Quimica di Louisiana
State University, a traha casi 3! an-
ja cu Exxon su MCS Department na
Florham Park, New Jersey promer cu
el a join Lago na 1973. El a ocupa
varios posicion den Lago su Techni-
cal Department promer cu el a trasla-
da pa Process Department como Uti-
lities Division Superintendent na Sep-
tember anja pasa.

Acompanjando Ed na su lugar no-
bo di trabao ta su casa Margarita,
yiunan Margarita (11), Eduardo (10) y
Francisco (5).

Rich Davies lo traha como Senior
Adviser na EIA su Corporate Planning
and Economics Department. El lo cu-
minza su asignacion nobo aproxima-
damente 15 di Maart.

Rich tin un grado di Bachiller den
Ingenieria Mecanica y un grado di Bu-
siness Administration den Matematica
y Finanzas di Universidad di Chicago.

Actualmente Superintendente di
Crude & Products Coordination Divi-
sion den Technical Department, Rich
a bin na Lago na Juli 1972 despues
di traha tres anja cu Corporate Plan-
ning Corporation na New York City.

Promer cu el a asumi su actual res-
ponsabilidadnan na September 1976,
Rich a ocupa varios posicionnan den

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Trying on his 25-
year service watch
here is Everardo
Croes (c) of Mecha-
nical - M P & C,
Distr. Everardo’s
service anniversary
was Jan. 12.
At right, Mariano M.
Gei (2nd left) of
Mechanical - Metal
Trades is present-
ed his 30-year ser-
vicie award on his
anniversary Janua-
ry 14.

February 1978

Application Forms for Summer Training Program
For College Students Available as of March 1

Lago will again sponsor a summer
training program for college students.
This eight-week program will start
June 19 and close on August 11, 1978.
The program is intended to provide
an opportunity for students to obtain
experience of value to their future ca-
reers.

The program will be open to stu-
dents who have completed at least
one year of university or college-level
studies, and whose parents are resi-
dents of Aruba. Applicants must be
available to participate for at least
four of the eight-week period in order
to qualify. The number of partici-
pants accepted will be limited by the
number of meaningful jobs available
with priority given to participants hav-
ing the best match between educa-
tional background and available job
opportunities.

This year’s summer training will
start with a two-day orientation, after
which students will start their assign-
ments in the various departments
This two-day orientation will include
sessions on the following topics : The
Oil Industry, Esso Inter-America and
Exxon Corporation, Lago Operations,
Main Functions of Each Lago Depart-
ment, Process Units and Refinery
Tour

No applications will be accepted
after MAY 15, 1978, to permit time for
the Training Section to develop the
best possible match between the par-
ticipants’ background and educatio-
nal accomplishments and the jobs
available. Applications for this pro-
gram are available at Lago’s Training
Section, Room 173, General Office
Building, as of March 1, 1978.

Knock Engines in The Labs

(Continued from page 10)

The unit used for the Supercharge
Method also consists of a single-cylin-
der engine with accessories mounted
on a base. It is equipped with con-
trols for varying manifold pressure
and fuel flow. The operating condi-
tions for this method are totally dif-
ferent from the other methods. The
Research and Motor Methods deter-
mine the octane number of a gaso-
line by comparing its knocking ten-
dency with those of blends of ASTM
reference fuels of known octane num-
ber under standard operating condi-
tions. This is done by varying the
compression ratio for the sample to
obtain standard knock intensity as

Crude & Product Coordination y Eco-
nomics and Planning Divisions den
Technical Department.

Rich su casa Marilee lo acompanje-
le na su asignacion nobo na Coral
Gables.

measured by an electronic detona-
tion meter.

The Supercharge Method determi-
nes the performance number of avia-
tion gasoline by comparing its knock-
limited power with those of blends of
reference fuels under standard opera-
ting conditions.

The units simulates a spark-igni-
tion reciprocating aircraft engine,
while the other simulates spark igni-
tion engines.

Octane number of motor gasolines
and performance number of aviation
gasolines are critical specification re-
quirements and are a measure of the
performance quality of the gasoline
The higher the octane or performance
number, the better the product will
perform in an engine — provided all
other specification requirements are
within specified limits

These engines, which cost over
$ 100,000, are operated by dedicated
Inspection Section personnel.







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Lago Oil & Transport Co.. I td.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
VOL 39 — No. 2

Curso Supervision Eficaz
Ta Yuda Supervisornan
Cumpli Mehor cu Nan Trabao

Dia 30 di Januari 1978, un curso
"Supervision Eficaz’’ a cuminza pa un
grupo di 22 supervisor di refineria y
oficina. E participantenan, kendenan
a ser nombra door di nan respectivo
departamentonan pa e programa di
un siman aki, a atende e curso den
Administration Building, Klas 2. Un
segundo grupo di 21 supervisor, a
participa den un curso similar duran-
te siman di Februari 7.

Ambos sesion a ser habri door di
Vice Presidente Roy M. Douglas, ken-
de a bisa participantes cu e conteni-
do di e curso ta directamente rela-
ciona cu nan responsabilidadnan dia-
rio como supervisor, y si tur super-
visor adquiri y aplica e habilidadnan
pa haci nan trabao mas eficazmente,
Lago — como resultado di esey —

(Continua na pag. 3)



R. A. Reitz

departmental organization with La-
go’s affiliate and operating responsi-
bilities, the former Technical Depart-
ment has been organized into two
new departments — one handling
technical and engineering matters
and the other handling business plan-
ning, supply coordination and com-
mercial matters. This reorganiza-
tion became effective Feb. 1, 1978

T. Robert (Bob) Clapp, formerly
Technical Department Manager, has
become Manager of the new Business
Planning and Supply Department. The
Economics and Planning Division and
the Crude and Products Coordination





Eighteen-year-old Vianca Hoek receives a hearty kiss from acting Lt. Governor Frans

Wernet who crowned her Aruba Carnival Queen 1978. Vianca, who is daughter of Felix

Simplicio Hoek of Process-H.D.S., is surrounded here by Prince Craps (Maikito Croes),

1977 Carnival Queen, Helene Croes, First Runner-up Evelyn Merryweather and Pancho
Bacarat (Randy Thiel).



T. R. Clapp

Clapp, Reitz Head New Departments Feb. 1

To improve the alignment of Lago’s

Division will report to Mr. Clapp. Mr.
R. M. Douglas, Vice President-Staff,
has contact responsibility for the new
department.

Richard (Dick) A. Reitz, formerly
Assistant Technical Department Ma-
nager, has become Manager of the
new Technical Department.

The following divisions report to Mr.
Reitz: Laboratory; Mathematics/ Com-
puters/Systems; Mechanical Enginee-
ring; Process Technical Services, and
Project Development. This depart-
ment is also responsible for the En-
vironmental and Energy Conservation
Group, the Oil Loss Task Force and

(Continued on page 2)

Exxon’s Largest ULCC
“Esso Pacific” Moors
At Lago’s Reef Berth - 2

Early in the morning of Wednesday, ~
February 8, the "Esso Pacific’, world’s
fifth largest tanker afloat and one of
Exxon’s two largest ULCC’s, was suc-
cessfully tied to Lago’s Reefberth-2.
The 508,000 DWT vessel is 1400 ft.
long, 233 ft. wide and has a draft of
83 feet.

The docking maneuver was per-
formed by Docking Master Marcel
van Doremalen assisted by three
Lago tugs "Esso San Nicolas”, Esso
Oranjestad” and ’’Esso Santa Cruz”
commanded by Tug Masters Pedro
Semeleer, Dominico Rasmijn and Ri-
chard Simon, with additional assis-
tance from a chartered tug.

The vessel, which brought about
3.7 million barrels of Persian crude,
was moored by Efrain Maduro, Joa-
quin Lumenier, Antonio Krozendijk,
Henry Cranston, Rudolfo Ridderstap,
Rudolfo Angela and Miguel Fuentes
of Oil Movements and Shipping.

Owned by Esso Tankers, Inc., the
“Esso Pacific’ was built in Japan in
1977. This was her maiden trip fol-
lowing a more than six-week voyage
which originated from the Persian
Gulf.


2

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



ARUBA

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Aiton



Editor: Mrs. Pr de Cuba

Senior Editor : A. Werleman

Photographs by : Joe’s Photographic Service

Printer : Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.



E. G. del Valle

R O. Davies

Ed del Valle, Rich Davies Accept New Positions
With Esso Inter-America, Inc. in Coral Gables

In March, Eduardo (Ed) G. del Valle
and Richard (Rich) O. Davies will both
transfer to Esso Inter-America, Inc.,
Coral Gables, Florida.

Ed, currently Division Superinten-
dent in Process - Utilities, has accept-
ed the position of Senior Adviser in
the Logistics Department. In that func-
tion he will be dealing with pricing
questions and a broader spectrum of
supply analysis work. Ed will report
to his new job during the first week
of March.

A Ph. D. graduate in Chemical En-
gineering from the Louisiana State
University, Ed worked almost three
and a half years with the Exxon MCS
Department in Florham Park, New
Jersey before joining Lago in 1973.
He held several positions in Lago’s
Technical Department before trans-
ferring to the Process Department as
Utilities Division Superintendent in
September last year.

Accompanying Ed to his new work
location are his wife Margarita, daugh-
ter Margarita (11) and sons, Eduar-
do (10) and Francisco (5).

Rich Davies will be working as Se-
nior Adviser at ElA’s Corporate Plan-
ning and Ecoonmics Department. He

| Clapp, Reitz |

(Continued from page 1)

Energy Conservation Project Group.
Mr. J. R. Gibbs, Vice President - Ope-
rations has contact responsibility for
the Technical Department.

will begin his new assignment about
March 15.

Rich holds a B.S. degree in Mecha-
nical Engineering and an MBA from
the University of Chicago.

At present Crude & Products Coor-
dination Superintendent in the Tech-
nical Department, Rich came to Lago
in July 1972 after working three years
with the Corporate Planning Corpo-
ration in New York City.

Prior to assuming his present res-
ponsibilities in September 1976, Rich

had held a number of positions in the

February 1978

Exxon su ULCC Mas Grandi
“Esso Pacific” Ta Mara
Na Lago su Reef Berth-2

Mainta tempran ariba Diarazon, 8
di Februari, e Esso Pacific’, e di cin-
co tankero aflote mas grandi di mun-
do y uno di Exxon su dos ULCC-
nan mas grandi, cu exito a ser mara
na Lago su Reef Berth-2. E tankero
aki di 508,000 ton tin un largura di
1400 pia, un hanchura di 233 pia y su
calado ta 83 pia.

E maniobra di dokmento a ser ha-
ci door di Docking Master Marcel van
Doremalen, asisti door di tres tug di
Lago "Esso San Nicolas’, "Esso
Oranjestad” y ’’Esso Santa Cruz’, bao
comando di Tug Masternan Pedro Se-
meleer, Dominico Rasmijn y Richard
Simon, cu yudanza adicional di un
remolcador gecharter.

E tankero, cual a trece como 3.7
million bari di crudo di Persia, a ser
mara door di Efrain Maduro, Joaquin
Lumenier, Antonio Krozendijk, Henry
Cranston, Rudolfo Ridderstap, Rudol-
fo Angela y Miguel Fuentes di Oil
Movements and Shipping Division.

“Esso Pacific’, cu ta propiedad di
Esso Tankers, Inc., a ser construi na
Japon na 1977. Esaki tabata su pro-
me viahe despues di ta ariba lama
seis siman ariba un viahe cu a cumin-
za na Golfo di Persia.

Crude & Products Coordination and
Economicis and Planning Divisions in
Technical Department.

Rich will be accompanied by his
wife Marilee in his new assignment
in Coral Gables.

The stately "Esso Pacific’, here moored at Reef Berth-2, is one of Exxon’s two largest

ULCC’s and the fifth largest in the world. The huge ship arrived in Aruba February 8.

E impresionante “Esso Pacific’, mara aki na Reef Berth-2, ta uno di Exxon su dos

ULCCnan mas grandi y e di cinco mas grandi di mundo. E barco giganteco aki a yega
Aruba 8 di Februari.


February 1978




ih

The first group (above and below) attending the course
included Miss Beatriz Ilias from Venezuela.



| Curso Supervision Eficaz |

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

(Continua di pag. 1)

por bira un mehor organizacion.

E programa aki di desaroyo super-
visorio, antes yama curso "’Gerencia
Eficaz’’, a ser origina na Exxon, U.S.A.
y aser adapta segun Lago su necesi-
dadnan.

E curso Supervision Eficaz e biaha
aki a ser duna door di George Huda-
nish di Esso Caribbean, Coral Gables,
y Carlos Z. de Cuba di Lago Emplo-
yee Relations - Training Section, ken-
de tambe a coordina e programa di
entrenamento. George a trata e to-
piconan: Kiko Gerencia Ta, Tuma-
mento di Decision en Grupo, Revista
di Actividadnan Supervisorio, Habili-
dadnan Supervisorio, Analisis di In-
ventario Supervisorio di Test di Co-
municacion y Inventario Supervisorio
di Relacionnan Humano. Carlos a
presenta e programacion na e promer
sesionnan, y a cubri e topiconan: Mo-
tivacion, Comunicacion: (Un direc-
cion versus dos direccion, Stereotipo
y No-Verbal; Significacionnan ta den
Persona; Scuchamento Eficaz), Dis-
cusionnan Eficaz y Evaluacionnan
Eficaz y Evaluacion di Actuacion,
Guia y Orientacion y Revista di Estilo
Personal.

Otro instructornan, kendenan a par-
tipica den e curso ariba base di un
solo topico, tabata: Hank W. Bryce

(Operacionnan di Compania) Higinio
A. Kelly (Seguridad pa Supervisor-
nan), Rey Farro (Mehoramiento di Me-
todonan di Trabao), Henry Coffi, Ed-
dy Thode y Joaquin Croes (Relacion-
nan Laboral) y Rosendo Nicolaas (Be-
neficionan).

E programa di Supervision Eficaz,
anteriormente duna den dos fase, a
ser haci compacto door di duna su-
pervisornan participante preparacion-
nan pa curso den forma di formula-
rionan pa nan yena. E asignacion-
nan completa a ser entrega durante
e promer sesion di e curso y a ser
discuti durante di e siman.

Durante ambos sesionnan di un si-
man, cada grupo a ser dividi den
tres team pa duna miembronan di e
mesun departamento oportunidad pa
discuti y analiza varios tdpico rela-
ciona cu nan situacion especifico di
trabao. Puntonan principal a ser en-
fatiza door di presentacion di charts,
vugraphs y pelicula.

E curso lo beneficia supervisornan
den hopi manera, pero principalmen-
te den yuda nan haya mas confianza
door di un mehor comprendemento di
nan responsabilidadnan di trabao y
den e desaroyo di nan habilidadnan
den trata cu nan personal y den e tra-
tamento eficaz di nan sittuacionnan
diario di trabao.



At left, Carlos de Cuba during a session on communication.
Vice President Roy M. Douglas during opening remarks.



At right,

Effective Supervision Course
Helps Supervisors Carry Out
Job Responsibilities Better

On January 30, 1978, an "Effec-
tivetive Supervision’”’ course began
for a group of twenty-two refinery and
office supervisors. The participants,
who were nominated by their respec-
tive departments for this one-week
program, attended the course in the
Administration Building, Classroom 2.
A second group of twenty-one super-
visors attended a similar course du-
ring the week of February 7. Both
sessions were opened by Vice Pre-
sident Roy M. Douglas, who told
course participants that the contents
of this course were directly related
to theid day-to-day responsibilities as
supervisors, and if all supervisors ac-
quired and applied the skills to per-
form their job more effectively, Lago
would as a result become a more ef-
ficient organization.

This supervisory development pro-
gram, formerly called Effective Ma-
nagement Course, was originated by
Exxon, U.S.A. and has been adapted

(Continued on page 10)



Instructor George Hudanish discusses one
of the course topics with one of the par-

ticipants.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS February 1978

Children’s Carnival
San Tlicolas. - Oranjestad


February 1978 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Carnaval di Mucha
San Ilicolas - Oranjestad






ARUBA ESSO NEWS













Carnival Queen candidates as they awaited the jury’s decision in the WilheImina Stadiui
February 2, are (I to r): Maureen Busby (Marines), Rita Werleman (Connie Francis), Mad
Jacopucci (Esso Club), Mayra Rojas (Sta. Cruz), first runner-up Evelyn Merryweather (Ti
voli), Sharisa Fijnje (Caribe), Lucia Boekhoudt (Paradera), Aruba’s Carnival Queen Vian
ca Hoek (Oranjestad), Gladys Tromp (Dakota), Myrna Winterdaal (Pos Chiquito), Esthe|
Vrolijk (Caiquetio), Yvette Koolman (Savaneta), Esmeralda Wever (Brazil), Mena Fran
(Noord), Gail Rodriguez (San Nicolas) and Yolanda Everon (Amity Organization).

Grand Carnival Parades

‘February



Vianca Hoek was elected Carnival Queen from
among sixteen candidates

Vianca Hoek a ser eligi Reina di Carnaval for di

entre 16 candidatas.



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uNart of the group of nineteen youth queen candidates who competed for the 197

dearnival Queen title on January 25. In the center is Connie lrausquin, the Juliana School

(Ti candidate, who won the title.

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h@arti di e grupo di diez-nuebe candidata cu a competi pa e titulo di Reina di Carnaval

Mubenil 1978 ariba 25 di Januari. Den centro ta Connie Irausquin candidata di Juliana
School, kende a gana e titulo.

San Micolas - Ovanjestad

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Lago’s President John R. Gibbs crowned the

tearful, but happy new youth queen. At left run-

ner-up Arlette Alexander, and at right, 1977

Youth Carnival Queen Maristella Geerman. Be-

low, Modesto Ruiz, President of the Youth Car-

nival Committee, congratulates the radiant
Youth Queen, Connie Irausquin.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS

February 1978




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New knock testing units, housed in the new air-conditioned testing
area in the Labs, are faster and easier to operate.
E unidadnan nobo di "knock testing” cual ta den un lugar nobo aire-
acondiciona den Laboratorio, ta mas rapido y facil pa opera.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

February 1978

Max Fingal of the Labs with one of the units which determine
knock characteristics of gasoline products.

Max Fingal di Laboratorio cu uno di e unidadnan pa deter-

mina e caracteristica di “knock” di producto di gasoline.

New Knock Testing Units Installed in the Laboratories Ensure
Faster Results, Better Control of Gasoline Product Quality

As part of the improvement pro-
gram for the Technical - Laboratories,
three new knock testing units have
been installed in the recently con-
structed knock testing area in the
Lab Building. The new testing units
will replace five units which are now
over 35 years old. These units,
which were originally housed in the
old Knock Testing Lab where the
Naphthenic Acid Still is now located,

Effective Superv

(Continued from page 3)
to Lago’s needs. The course was
conducted at Lago in 1972 and 1974.

The Effective Supervision Course
was this time taught by George Huda-
nish of Esso Caribbean, Coral Ga-
bles, and Carlos Z, de Cuba of Lago
Employee Relations - Training Sec-
tion, who also coordinated the train-
ing program. George handled the
subjects: What Management Is,
Group Decision Making, Supervisory
Activities Review, Leadership Skills,
Analysis of Supervisory Inventory
Communications Test and Superviso-
ry Inventory of Human Relations.

Carlos presented the Mechanics of
the Program at the first session, and
covered the topic on Motivation, Com-
munications: (One-Way versus Two-
Way, Stereotyping and Non-Verbal;
Meanings are in People; Effective
Listening), Effective Discussion and
Performance Appraisal, Coaching and
Orientation and Personal Style Re-
view.

Other instructors, who participated
in the course on a one-subject basis,
were: Hank W. Bryce (Company Ope-
rations), Higinio A. Kelly (Safety for

are outdated and will be dismantled.

Knock engines are used daily at
Lago to determine or measure the an-
ti-knock quality of gasoline products,
a matter of prime importance. If an-
ti-knock is too low, knock occurs.
Knock is a high pitch metallic rap-
ping noise. In addition to being au-
dibly annoying, in severe cases, knock
may result in considerable engine
wear and tear.

n Course

Supervisors), Ray Farro (Work Me-
thods Improvements), Henry Coffi,
Eddy Thode and Joaquin Croes (La-
bor Relations) and Rosendo Nicolaas
(Benefits).

The Effective Supervision Program,
formerly given in two phases, was
compacted by giving participating su-
pervisors pre-course preparation in
the form of questionnaires. The com-
pleted assignments were turned in at
their first course session and discus-
sed during the week.

During both week-long course ses-
sions, each group was split into three
teams to give members of the same
department the opportunity to discuss
and analyze various topics concern-
ing their specific job situation. Main
points of the course were emphasiz-
ed by presenting charts, vu-graphs
and films.

The course will benefit the super-
visors in many ways, but mainly in
helping them gain more confidence
through a better understanding of
their job responsibilities, and in the
development of their skills in dealing
with their people and in the effective
handling of every-day work situations

The new electronically-controlled
units, which are essentially test engi-
nes to determine the octane number
of gasolines, are faster and easier to
operate. They are motorized, in com-
parison to the former manually ope-
rated engines, require less mainte-
nance and cut down testing time
Tests which were previously done in
45 — 60 minutes, can now be com-
pleted in an average of 30 minutes.
The new units also use a so-called
PBON (Push Button Octane Number)
which collects test data and automa-
tically optimizes carburetion and com-
pression.

One of the units will be used to de-
termine the knock characteristics of
motor gasolines by the Research Me-
thod. The other unit, which is simi-
lar in design, will determine the cha-
racteristics of motor and aviation ga-
solines by the Motor Method. The
third and largest unit will determine
the knock characteristics of aviation
gasolines by the Supercharge Me-
thod. The knock testing units used
for the Research and Motor Methods
consist each of a single-cylinder en-
gine of continuously variable com-
Pression ratio, with suitable sample
loading, accessory equipment and in-
struments, mounted on a stationary
base.

The difference between the Re-
search and Motor Method are the
standard operating conditions requi-
red during testing. Conditions such
as engine speed, intake air tempera-
ture, mixture temperature and spark
advance are different between the
two methods.

(Continued on page 12)


February 1978 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Four Fire Training Courses were
given at Lago’s Fire Training Fa-
cilities in January. Sixteen Vo-
lunteer Firefighters, five Lago
Police members and two Gov-
ernment Fire Brigade members
attended the 24-hour Refresher
Course given Jan. 11 — 13. As-
sisting Fire Chief Chin Harms,
were instructors Errol Brown
and Ernie Williams. Certificates
were presented by Technical
Manager Bob Clapp (far right). is

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*

The refresher course held on Jan, 18 — 20 was attended by 23 VFB members, 6 Lago

Police members and 2 Government Fire Brigade members. Co-instructors were VFB

Captains Wim Diaz, Segundo de Kort and VFB Lt. Meleno Pourier. Certificates were
presented by Process Manager Oystein Dahle.



Sees SEs
Eleven new Lago VFB members, 4 firefighters of the Bonaire Petroleum Company and 3
firemen of the Government Fire Brigade attended a 40-hour Basic Fire Training course
Jan. 23 — 27. Certificates were presented by Vice President J. R. Gibbs (far left).

Bonaire Petroleum
Corporation fire-
fighters Willem
Werleman, Juan
Pourier, Elsio Beu-
kenboom and Fred-
dy St. Jago are
flanked here by
VFB Captain Errol
Brown (1) and Fire
Chief Chin Harms,
VFB Capt. Ernie
Williams and Vice
President J. R.
Gibbs.





1



Fire Practices Help Keep
Volunteer Firemen in Shape
For Action in Emergencies

We all know the adage: Practice
Makes Perfect. With practice, skills
and techniques learned become al-
most second nature to a person, caus-
ing expert and spontaneous reaction
to whatever he dedicates himself to.

The Lago Volunteer Fire Brigade,
with the responsibility to save lives
and prevent material losses in the re-
finery, keeps its members in tip-top
shape all the time through a series of
practices at the Fire Training Facili-
ties. Following their 40-hour Basic
Fire Training program, which initiates
them as firemen, they participate
yearly in several fire training practi-
ces, refresher courses and periodic
fire drills to help keep them on their
toes.

Besides sharpening their skills in
the use of firefighting equipment and
protective gear, they also have the
chance to practice — what is very im-
portant — good team work. Good
and frequent training practices gives
them the confidence they need to
keep a "'cool” head in fire emergen-
cies where quick thinking and swift
action are essential.

Through these programs Lago’s
Fire Brigade members are kept
abreast of the latest equipment and
methods used in combating refinery
fires. Other programs include special
training sessions conducted by fire-
fighting experts of affiliated compa-
nies and the participation of a group
of Lago volunteers in a fire training
course in Texas last year.


Fd del Valle, Rich Davies
Ta Acepta Posicion Noho
Cu Esso Inter-America, Inc.

Na Maart, Eduardo (Ed) G. del
Valle y Richard (Rich) O. Davies am-
bos lo traslada pa Esso Inter-Ameri-
ca, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida.

Ed, kende actualmente ta Division
Superintendent di Process - Utilities,
a acepta e posicion di Senior Adviser
den e Logistics Department. Den e
funcion ey el lo trata cu questionnan
di prijs y un spectro mas amplio di
trabao di analisis di suministro. Ed
lo reporta na su trabao nobo durante
promer siman di Maart.

Ed, kende tin un grado di doctor
den Ingenieria Quimica di Louisiana
State University, a traha casi 3! an-
ja cu Exxon su MCS Department na
Florham Park, New Jersey promer cu
el a join Lago na 1973. El a ocupa
varios posicion den Lago su Techni-
cal Department promer cu el a trasla-
da pa Process Department como Uti-
lities Division Superintendent na Sep-
tember anja pasa.

Acompanjando Ed na su lugar no-
bo di trabao ta su casa Margarita,
yiunan Margarita (11), Eduardo (10) y
Francisco (5).

Rich Davies lo traha como Senior
Adviser na EIA su Corporate Planning
and Economics Department. El lo cu-
minza su asignacion nobo aproxima-
damente 15 di Maart.

Rich tin un grado di Bachiller den
Ingenieria Mecanica y un grado di Bu-
siness Administration den Matematica
y Finanzas di Universidad di Chicago.

Actualmente Superintendente di
Crude & Products Coordination Divi-
sion den Technical Department, Rich
a bin na Lago na Juli 1972 despues
di traha tres anja cu Corporate Plan-
ning Corporation na New York City.

Promer cu el a asumi su actual res-
ponsabilidadnan na September 1976,
Rich a ocupa varios posicionnan den

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Trying on his 25-
year service watch
here is Everardo
Croes (c) of Mecha-
nical - M P & C,
Distr. Everardo’s
service anniversary
was Jan. 12.
At right, Mariano M.
Gei (2nd left) of
Mechanical - Metal
Trades is present-
ed his 30-year ser-
vicie award on his
anniversary Janua-
ry 14.

February 1978

Application Forms for Summer Training Program
For College Students Available as of March 1

Lago will again sponsor a summer
training program for college students.
This eight-week program will start
June 19 and close on August 11, 1978.
The program is intended to provide
an opportunity for students to obtain
experience of value to their future ca-
reers.

The program will be open to stu-
dents who have completed at least
one year of university or college-level
studies, and whose parents are resi-
dents of Aruba. Applicants must be
available to participate for at least
four of the eight-week period in order
to qualify. The number of partici-
pants accepted will be limited by the
number of meaningful jobs available
with priority given to participants hav-
ing the best match between educa-
tional background and available job
opportunities.

This year’s summer training will
start with a two-day orientation, after
which students will start their assign-
ments in the various departments
This two-day orientation will include
sessions on the following topics : The
Oil Industry, Esso Inter-America and
Exxon Corporation, Lago Operations,
Main Functions of Each Lago Depart-
ment, Process Units and Refinery
Tour

No applications will be accepted
after MAY 15, 1978, to permit time for
the Training Section to develop the
best possible match between the par-
ticipants’ background and educatio-
nal accomplishments and the jobs
available. Applications for this pro-
gram are available at Lago’s Training
Section, Room 173, General Office
Building, as of March 1, 1978.

Knock Engines in The Labs

(Continued from page 10)

The unit used for the Supercharge
Method also consists of a single-cylin-
der engine with accessories mounted
on a base. It is equipped with con-
trols for varying manifold pressure
and fuel flow. The operating condi-
tions for this method are totally dif-
ferent from the other methods. The
Research and Motor Methods deter-
mine the octane number of a gaso-
line by comparing its knocking ten-
dency with those of blends of ASTM
reference fuels of known octane num-
ber under standard operating condi-
tions. This is done by varying the
compression ratio for the sample to
obtain standard knock intensity as

Crude & Product Coordination y Eco-
nomics and Planning Divisions den
Technical Department.

Rich su casa Marilee lo acompanje-
le na su asignacion nobo na Coral
Gables.

measured by an electronic detona-
tion meter.

The Supercharge Method determi-
nes the performance number of avia-
tion gasoline by comparing its knock-
limited power with those of blends of
reference fuels under standard opera-
ting conditions.

The units simulates a spark-igni-
tion reciprocating aircraft engine,
while the other simulates spark igni-
tion engines.

Octane number of motor gasolines
and performance number of aviation
gasolines are critical specification re-
quirements and are a measure of the
performance quality of the gasoline
The higher the octane or performance
number, the better the product will
perform in an engine — provided all
other specification requirements are
within specified limits

These engines, which cost over
$ 100,000, are operated by dedicated
Inspection Section personnel.