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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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April 1983
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ARUBA

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOL. 44 - NO. 3




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APRIL 1983



$20.6 million project enables
replacement for imported butane

At the beginning of this year a 20.6 million dollar HDS
Purge Gas Recovery Project was approved by Exxon.
This project will enable Lago to be self-sufficient in
Hydrogen Plant feed. Purge gas that now is burned as
fuel will be recovered, treated and fed to the hydrogen
plants, replacing butane presently imported from
Venezuela.

The new facilities required are two new Hydrogen Plant
front ends, new reactors and alloy piping. In addition,
two new compressors will be installed for the low
pressure gas collection system

Construction of the first Hydrogen Plant front end is
scheduled to start in September and the entire project is

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Na comienzo di e afia aki e projecto HDS Purge Gas
Recovery cu ta costa 20.6 miyon dollar a ser aproba pa
Exxon. E proj | i posible pa Lago bira auto-
suficiente den butano cu ta ser uzd den e Planta
Hydrogeno. E purge gas” (of g is limpi) cu awor ta ser
quima como combustible, lo ser recobra, trata y pasa pa



e plantanan hydrogeno, reemplazando e butano cu
actualmente ta ser importa for di Venezuela.

E facilidadnan nobo cu ta ser re queri ta e dos partinan
dilanti di e Planta Hydrogeno, reactornan nobo
tuberia di diferente metal. Adicionalmente, dos
compressor nobo lo ser instald pa e sistema di colecciona
gas di poco presion

Construccion di e promer parti dilanti di e Planta
Hydrogeno ta programa pa cuminzaé na September y e
projecto completo ta programa pa termina den e
se gundo mitar di 1984. E trabow di construccion lo ser
haci pa contratistanan local y lo culmind cu un total di
aproximadamente 125 trahador.

Sr. Roro Hernandez di Technical Department tae
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Project Manager encargd cu e ingenieria detaya,
percuracion y construccion di projecto aki.
Actualmente Roro ta localiza den oficinanan di Procon
Incorporated na Chicago. Procon ta e contratista di
Ingenieria y percuracion pa e projecto aki.





programmed to be completed in the second half of 1984.
Construction work will be done by local contractors with
a peak of about 125 men.

Mr. Roro Hernandez of the Technical Department is the
Project Manager in charge of the detailed engineering,
procurement and construction of this project. Roro is
presently located in the Chicago offices of Procon
Incorporated, the engineering and procurement
contractor for this project.





Two refinery units are undergoing major turnarounds. Above:
the vacuum tower during the V3AR turnaround activities.
Below: employees are inspecting the new pigtails at the H3AR
unit.







2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

ARWUB

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Anioa, Netbartands Arties





APRIL 1983



Editor: Mrs. M. Jansen-Feliciano
Photographs by: Joe’s Photography Service
Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.



New OMSC Department formed



John R. Every
\ { Manager
= OMSC Department

Recently, the Supply Commercial Division and the Oil
Movements and Shipping Division within the Process
Department merged into a new department called Oil
Movements, Shipping and Coordination Department.”



Departamento nobo a
ser forma: OMSC

Recientemente, e Supply Commercial Division y e Oil
Movements and Shipping Division di Process
Department a forma un departamento nobo cu yama
*Oil Movements, Shipping and Coordination
Department.” Sr. John R. Every cu tabata Assistant
Technical Manager, a asumie posicion di Manager die
departamento nobo.

E funcionnan di Supply Commercial ta inclui e
planeamento y coordinacion di e plannan mensual y
trimestral di e operacion di refineria. Esaki ta cubri e
nivel di refinacion di crudo, e productonan cu mester
wordo traha, y e calidad cu mester atené. En coneccion
cu CCA na Coral Gables, y Exxon International
Corporation na New York, Supply Commercial ta
coordina e programanan di produccion y shipping. Oil
Movements and Shipping (OM&S) e ora ta sigi cu su
responsabilidadnan.

E tareanan di OM&S, cu mas tanto ta limita den e area
di tankfarm, terminal y e area maritimo, ta manera e
nomber mes ta indica. E personal di OM&S ta ricibi e
crudo, transporté, wardé, mezclé di acuerdo cu e
gravedad y despues ta pomp e pa e pipestill-nan. Ora cu
e componentenan (cual ta ser yama ’’rundown streams”
den refineria) ta ser ricibi, personal di OM&S ta warda
nan den e tankinan apropia, mezcla nan di acuerdo cue
specificacionnan di cliente y pone nan ariba bapor.

Como e responsabilidadnan individual di e dos
divisionnan ta estrechamente relaciona, e formacion aki
tabata) manera un “arreglo natural.” E OMSC
Department nobo tin mas 0 menos 230 empleado.



Mr. John R. Every, former Assistant Technical
Manager, assumed the position of Manager of the new
department.

The Supply Commercial functions include the planning
and coordination of the refinery’s monthly and quarterly
operation plans. This covers the crude run level, the
products to be made, and the qualities to strive for. In
conjunction with CCA in Coral Gables, and Exxon
International Corporation in New York, Supply
Commercial coordinates the production and shipping
schedules. Oil Movements and Shipping (OM&S) then
proceeds with its responsibilities.

OM&S’s tasks, confined mostly within the tankfarm,
terminal and marine area, are exactly as the name
indicates. OM&S people receive the crude, move, store,
blend it according to gravity and then pump it to the
pipestills. When the components (”’rundown streams” in
refinery terms) are received, OM&S personnel store
them in appropiate tanks, blend them according to
customers’ specifications and load them on ships

As the two divisions’ individual responsibilities are so
closely related, this merger was only a ‘natural
arrangement’.

The new OMSC Department has about 230 employee

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ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3



4s safety in the refinery is of primary importance, Lago has a
number of committees dealing with all aspects of safety.
Above: The HDS Divisional Safety Committee headed by
Joaquin Croes meets to discuss the Division’s safety projects.

A training in servicing the Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus (SCBA) was recently completed by seven
Mechanical Department employees. Bob Naugle, Mechani-
cal’s Assistant Manager, presented the certificates. Lago has
now become a fully qualified training center for the SCBA.

Drivers’ inattention hampers traffic safety

John turns his head to the right, looks, reverses his car,
and hits a vehicle coming from the left side ....
Accident due to the driver’s inattention.

Drivers’ inattention,’’ said Martinus Ras,
Administrative Lieutenant in the Industrial Security
Department, “is the major cause of traffic accidents

within the Lago concession. As a matter of fact in 1982,
80% of traffic accidents were due to drivers’ inattention
and 46% of those accidents happened while reversing.”
Other causes of traffic accidents include failure to yield
6%), unsafe equipment such as lack of brakes (6%) and

excessive speed 1%).

“Keep Your Safety Mind on Driving’ is certainly not an
empty slogan as all those accidents were obviously
‘preventable accidents.’ A preventable accident is one in
which the driver failed to do everything that could have
reasonably been done to prevent it. Looking to the right,
left and right again, avoiding distraction by other
drivers, pedestrians or situations, and paying attention
rather than daydreaming, are a few easy ways to help
prevent accidents.

In Case of Accidents

In case a traffic accident does occur on Lago concession,
what should be done? *’This information is very
important,’ Martinus emphasized. ’’First check if there
are any injured persons. If not, leave the car as it ’came to
rest’ (in Security’s jargon this is called the CTR
position), call Lago police on 3131 and await the arrival
of the Investigating Officer. The officer will then divert
traffic and investigate the case.”

If there is an injured person involved, instruct someone
to notify Lago police and administer first aid
immediately if necessary. If the injured person is
bleeding heavily (arterial spurts), apply direct pressure
over the wound or on a major artery closest to the
wound. According to Martinus: ” Unless trained to doso
and/or conditions demand actions on your part (vehicle
on fire, etc.), do not attempt to remove the victim
suspected of bone injuries from the vehicle. Permanent
damage may be the result if improperly handled.”

If an accident occurs outside Lago concession while on
Company business with a Lago leased/owned vehicle,

the government police must be called immediately. Lago
Police should be advised of the incident as soon as
conditions permit. ’’ Two important items drivers should
take note of are that a ’gentleman’s agreement’ between
drivers without police notification is not acceptable, and
that cars should be left in the accident position until the
arrival of a police officer’, commented Martinus.

Safe Driving

As the total of 69 traffic incidents on Lago concession in
1982 is considered excessive (more than any other
affiliate in the Esso Inter America region), the Industrial
Security Department in cooperation with the Safety
Section is planning to organize a ‘Defensive Driving’
course. In this improvement program drivers will be
instructed how to "prevent accidents in spite of the
incorrect actions of others and adverse conditions.”
The Defensive Driving Manual of the National Safety
Council teaches students to recognize and constantly be
aware of the following six conditions that can affect safe
driving: light (e.g. sun glare), weather (rain, fog), road
(curbs, narrow roads, construction), traffic (other
drivers, speed of traffic), driver’s vehicle (faulty tires,
brakes, windshield wipers), and the driver himself
(fatigue, alcohol, defective eye-sight or hearing,
emotional states such as anger, worry, fear).

In the effort to reduce the incidence of accidents, a
combined cooperation is essential. A basic but important
factor that contributes to traffic safety is every
individual’s strict adherence to the existing traffic law.
The traffic laws followed on the Lago concession are the
same as apply elsewhere on Aruba,’’ commented
Martinus. Additionally the Industrial Security
Department is sharply increasing the enforcement of
traffic laws. Violators will be subject to
disciplinary/administrative actions. The results of these
efforts will be closely monitored to ensure that Lago is
becoming a safer refinery.

Remedying or avoiding hazards, or sometimes just
paying attention to existing traffic situations will result in
safer driving and fewer traffic incidents. If John and
others had looked properly before and while reversing,
46% of all traffic accidents would have been prevented.





4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

APRIL 1983

The changing role of Lago as a
community member

”As the economy of Aruba has grown and become
more diversified, government and private agencies
and organizations have developed to meet community
needs.

Lago’s role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community.”

After the decline of gold mining, Aruba did not have any
notable industries until Lago was established in Aruba in
the mid-1920’s. Prior to that, the island’s population was
relatively small. The coming of Lago to Aruba
represented a significant change for the Aruban society
and with the expanding population came the need for a
wide variety of social services.

The operation of Lago itself required many supporting
services which were not then available. Lago had to
construct and operate housing for its employees, a
hospital and commissaries where employees could buy
food and other necessities. In those days the Company
operated a laundry as well as a foundry, a shipyard, a
garage, a carpenter shop and a very extensive machinery
repair shop that even today continues to bea key facility.
There was als the Lago Vocational School where over
950 persons were educated to be able to function in
technically oriented refinery jobs. Beyond these
essentials, the Company built and operated many sports
facilities, including a Gun Club, a Flying Club, a Golf
Club and the largest sport facility in San Nicolas which is
still called the Lago Sport Park.



Over the years, Lago worked closely with the
government and the community to move away from the
company town’’ environment that existed in Lago’s
early days.

During the late 50’s the island’s tourist industry started
to develop.’ Lago participated i in the effort to encourage
tourism by buying shares in Aruven, the agency set up
for that purpose. During the same period the public
education system was strengthened until, in 1959, the
Lago Vocational School was closed. As before, however,
employees and others were still provided the opportunity
to improve their skills and education through Company
sponsored upgrade programs, management training,
seminars, educational refund programs and
scholarships. For example, in the past 25 years more that
400 people have been granted scholarsc hips through the
Lago Scholarschip Foundation.

Instead of continuing with a private hospital, once
Aruba’s own modern hospital was constructed, the
Company developed a medical program to provide
continued medical service to its employees and their
families at Lago’s clinic, the newer Oduber Hospital or
elsewhere.

Another dramatic change over the years was that for
painting/carpentry and similar construction work
formerly done ”’in house,’ Lago now contracts through
private enterprises close to 800 people on the refinery
premises at any one time.

In the 50 years that have passed since Lago started its
operations in Aruba, the island has grown to where
private enterprises and the government have taken over
the majority of the services for which, in the old days,

Lago necessarily assumed direct responsibility. Lago has
encouraged this trend to decrease the community’s
heavy dependence on the Company. As a result, Lago’s
role has changed, but its contribution as a member of the
Aruban community has continued in ways appropriate
to a private concern. This includes but is not limited to
the direct employment of over 1300 employees, the



indirect employment of hundreds of others and the
payment of corporate taxes.



A good example of Lago’s continuing efforts to improve
employees’ skills is the ongoing First Line Supervisory
training program. Above: participants Eddy Gomez and
Ernie Williams with instructor Robby Arends. Below:
participants Richard Simon and Ivan Gibson.



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For example, according to Fritz Beat Public

Relations/Marketing Manager, ’’Lago is represented in
different government committees on the island such a
the Oil Spill Control Committee and the Alternate
Energy Committee.”” Lago also serves as a source of

information, knowledge and experience to a number of
students throughout the year. Students from high schools
in Aruba and students abroad often follow practical
training at Lago. To encourage interest in the sciences
and modern technology
Science Fair for high schools every other yeas

Lago has been sponsoring a

”We also give donations to help community-oriented
organizations get started or to those who have already
shown themselves to be responsible in using their
resources as a contribution to the community. We
constantly get requests for donations which we review
individually according to their individual merits,” said
Fritz. When the Blood Bank was in the developing
stages, for instance, Lago contributed with a lump-sum
to help it get started. The Blood Bank is today a self-
supporting organization. Lump-sums and materials
were also awarded to some Centro di Barrio’s and others.
Casa Cuna, ARSCA, Imelda Hof Orphanage, Queen
Wilhelmina Kankerfonds, and the YMCA are a few of
the organizations Lago helps on a recurring basis.
cont. on page 7



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APRIL 1983

ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5

E cambio den funcion di Lago
como un miembro di comunidad

Mientras cu e economia di Aruba a crece y a bira
mas diversificd, gobierno y agencianan y





ta sigi siendo un facilidad importante. Tambe tabata
existi Lago Vocational School na unda mas di 950

z organizacionnan privd a desaroyd pa cumpli cu e persona a ser educa pa por funciona den trabownan cu
z necesidadnan di comunidad. E. funcion di Lago dene orientacion tecnico den refineria. Fuera di e cosnan
: dia di awe ta di ser un miembro corporativo esencial aki, Compania a construi y opera hopi
E constructivo di e comunidad”. facilidadnan di deporte, incluyendo e Gun Club, Flying

‘ ee : ; Club, Golf Club y e facilidad deportivo di mas grandina
; Despues di e decadencia di e mina di oro, Aruba no San Nicolaas cu te ainda ta ser yama Lago Sport Park.

tabatin ningun industria significante te ora cu Lago a
establecé na Aruba den mitar di 1920. Promer cu esey, e
isla su populacion tabata chiquito. E yegada di Lago na
Aruba a representa un cambio significante pa € sociedad
Arubano y cu e populacion creciente a lanta un
necesidad pa un variedad mas amplio di serv icionan
social.

E operacion di Lago mes tabata requeri hopi servicionan
di sosten cu no tabata_ disponible e tempo ey. Lago
mester a construi y opera vivienda pa su empleadonan,
un hospital y comisarionan na unda empleadonan por a
cumpra cuminda y otro articulonan necesario.

Den e dianan ey Compania tabata opera un laundry y
un taller di dobla metal, un dok, un garashi, un taller di
carpinteria y un taller di repard maquina cu te awendia

Durante afanan Lago a traha estrechamente cu
gobierno y e comunidad pa sali for di e ambiente di e
asina yama “company town” cu tabata existi na
principio di Lago (e concepto company town” ta referi
na un comunidad cu ta dependé ariba un solo compania
pa tur servicionan necesario di bida).

Durante e ultimo afianan ’50e industria turistico die isla
a cuminza desaroya. Lagoa participa den un esfuerzo pa
curasha turismo door di cumpra accion den Aruven, e€
agencia estableci pa e proposito ey. Durante e mesun
periodo e sistema publico educacional a ser reforza te cu
na 1959, Lago Vocational Schoola ser sera. Sinembargo,





(cont. riba pag. 7)



Un bon ehemplo di un programa di entrenamento patrocind pa
Compania ta e Refinery Mechanic Program cu a ser estableci 6
ana pasa. Bao e programa aki e empleado nobo den Mechanical
Shop ta sina e diferente habilidadnan cu nan tin mester pa
ehecuta tur trabow den area di maquineria, welder/tuberia,
metal y pomp. Usando e sistema di computador pa coordina
necesidadnan di entrenamento, empleadonan ta haya e











oportunidad pa progresa suavemente pa Refinery Mechanic.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS

APRIL 1983

E fase di construccion di e Utili-
ties Modernization Project ta
den "’full swing’. Ariba foto: e
ereccion di boiler nobo na
Powerhouse No. 1.

Falta di atencion di chauffeur ta stroba
seguridad di trafico

John ta bira wak na banda drechi, back su auto, y .... ta
dal un vehiculo biniendo di banda robe Accidente
causa door di falta di atencion di e chauffeur.

Falta di atencion di chauffeur,’ Martinus Ras,
Administrative Lieutenant di Industrial Security
Department, a bisa, “ta e causa principal di
accidentenan di trafico ariba concesion di Lago. De
facto, na 1982, 80% di tur accidente di trafico tabata pa
motibo di falta di atencion di chauffeur y 46% di e
accidentenan ey a sosodé na ora di back (reverse).’’ Otro
causanan di accidente di trafico ta inclui falta di duna
derecho (6%), equipo cu fayo den seguridad manera falta
di freno (6%) y reign excesivo (1%).

E lema ’Paga Tino Riba Caminda’ seguramente no ta
sin fondo ya cu tur e accidentenan ey obviamente tabata
*prevenible’. Un accidente pevenible ta un accidente

en cuale chauffeur a neglisha di haci tur locual elo pora
haci razonablemente pa previnié. Wak na banda drechi,
robes, y drechi atrobe, evita distraccion di otro
chauffeur, peaton y situacion, y paga tino en vez disofa,
ta algun maneranan facil cu ta yuda preveni accidente.

En Caso di Accidente

En caso un accidente ocurri ariba concesion di Lago,
kiko mester wordo haci? “E informacion aki ta
importantisimo,” Martinus a enfatisd. ’Primeramente
bo mester check si tin algun persona herida. Si no tin,
laga e auto na e manera cu ela bin para (Security ta
yama esaki e posicion CTR), yama polis di Lago na
3131, y warda e yegada di e agente di investigacion. E
agente e ora lo regla trafico y lo investiga e caso.”

Si tin un persona herida envolvi, instrui un hende pa
notifica polis di Lago, y duna “eerste hulp’’ mes ora si ta
necesario. Si e persona heridd ta sangra_ hopi
(movimiento rapido den arteria) aplica presion directo
ariba e herida of ariba e arteria principal mas cerca die
herida. Di acuerdo cu Martinus: “Solamente si bo a
wordo entrena pa haci asina y/of condicionnan ta
demanda tal accion di bo banda (p.e. auto na candela),
no purba di saca un victima cu bo ta sospecha di por tin
herida di weso for di e vehiculo. Dafio permanente por
resulta di trato inapropia.”

Si un accidente pasa pafor di concesion di Lago na

momento cu un empleado ta cumpliendo cu asuntonan
di Compania cu auto alquila/ poseé pa Lago, polis oficial
di Aruba mester wordo yama inmediatamente. Polis di
Lago mester wordo avisd di e incidente asina cu
condicion permiti. Dos cos importante cu chauffeurnan
mester realiza ta cu ‘gentleman’s agreement
verbal) sin notificacion policial no ta aceptable, y tambe
cu mester mantené e autonan dene posicion di accidente
te ora cu un agente policial yega,”’ Martinus a comenta.

icuerdo

Maneha cu Seguridad

Ya cue total di 69 incidente di trafico ariba concesion di
Lago den 1982 ta wordo considera un cantidad excesivo
(mas cu cualquier afiliado den e region di Esso Inter
America), e enanrntients di Industrial Security en
cooperacion cu e Safety Section tin planea pa organiza
un curso den *’Maneha Defensivamente’. Den e
programa di mehoracion aki, chauffeurnan lo ser instrui
con pa "preveni accidente a pesar di accionnan
incorrecto di otronan y condicionnan desfavorable.”

E manual di Maneho cu Seguridad di National Safety
Council ta sifa studiantenan con pa reconocé y sea
constantemente consciente di e siguiente seis
condicionnan cu ta afecta seguridad den maneho di
vehiculo: luz (rayo di solo), tempo (yobida, neblina),
caminda (birada, hanchi smal, construccion), e vehiculo
die chauffeur (tire, freno, wiper di windshield cu algun
defecto), y e chauffeur mes (ati a, defecto den vista of
oido, alcohol y estado emocional- manera rabia,
preocupacion, miedo).

Den un esfuerzo pa reduci e incidencia di accidente, un
cooperacion mutuo ta esencial. Un factor basico pero
importante cu ta contribui na seguridad den trafico ta cu
re individuo mester mantené su mes estrictamente na
e leynan di trafico existente. ” E leynan di trafico cu ta ser
sigi ariba concesion di Lago ta e mesunnan cu ta aplica
na otro caminda rond Aruba,” Martinus a comenta.

Door di remedia of evita peligro, of tin bez solamente
door di paga mas atencion na situacionnan existente di
trafico, menos incidente di trafico y maneho di vehiculo
cu mas seguridad lo por resulta. Si John y otronan a wak
apropiadamente promer y mientras nan tabata back,
46% di tur accidente di trafico lo por a ser prevent.





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APRIL 1983



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Dr. Larry Crook a
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empleado y otronana sigi haya e opor tunidad di mehora
nan habilidadnan medio di
yrogramanan di mehoracion, entrenamento di gerencia,
seminario, programa di re mbolso educacional §y
yecanan cu Compania ta patrocina. Por ehemplo, dene
ultimo 25 ananan mas di 400 hende a haya beca pa

medio di Lago Scholarship Foundation

Miembro di Comunidad cont. di pag.

educacion pa





‘n vez di continua cu un hospital priva, una vez cu e
1ospital moderno a ser construi na Aruba, Compania a
desaroya un programa medico pa provee servicio medico
continuo na su empleadonan y nan familia nae clinica di
sago, e Hospital Oduber nobo of algun otro caminda.

Un otro cambio dramatico atravez di ahanan tabata cu
ya trabownan di verf/carpinteria y trabownan di
ion similar, cu tabata wordo haci na refineria
mes, awor Lago ta contrata, pa medio di empresanan
priva, cerca di 800 hende cu ta riba concesion di Lago na

cualquier ora



Den e 50 afianan cu a pasa desde cu Lago a cuminza
opera na Aruba, e isla a crece te na un nivel cu
ompanianan_priva gobierno a tuma encargo di

majoria di servicionan pa cual, anteriormente Lago, pa
necesidad, a asumi e responsabilidad directo. Lago a
curasha e curso aki pa reduci e dependencia grandi cu
comunidad tabatin ariba Compania. Como resultado, e
funcion di Lago a ser modifica, pero su contribucion
como miembro die comunidad Arubano a continua den
maneranan apropia pa un empresa priva. Esaki ta incluf
pero no ta limita na e empleo directo di mas cu 1300
empleado, e empleo indirecto di cientos di otronan y e
pago di Impuesto < orporativo.

Por ehemplo, di acuerdo cu Fritz Beaujon, Public
Relations Marketing Manager, Lago ta ser representa
den diferente comité gubernamental ariba e isla manera
e comité pa controla e derrame di crudo y e comité pa
busca alternativa di energia.’’ Lago tambe ta sirbi como
un fuente di informacion, conocimento y experiencia pa
un cantidad di studiante durante henter aha. Studiante
di school secundario na Aruba y studiantenan cu ta
studia den exterior hopi vez ta sigi entrenamento
practico na Lago. Pa curasha interes den ciencianan y
tecnologia moderno, Lago ta patrocina un Science Fait
pa schoolnan secundario kada pasa un ana.

“Nos ta haci donacion tambe pa_ yuda_ lanta
organizacion cu ta orienta na comunidad, of na esnan cu
ya kaba a mustra di ta responsabel den usa nan
recursonan como contribucion na comunidad.
Constantemente nos ta haya pedida pa donacion
cualnan nos ta repasd individualmente di acuerdo cu
nan meritonan individual,” Fritz a bisa. Tempo cu

ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7

Paul Badelek
Technical Department



banco di sanger tabata den fasenan di desaroyo, por
ehemplo, Lago a contribui cu un suma total pa yudé
cuminza. Awendia e banco di sanger ta un organizacion
cu ta sostené su mes. Material y sumanan total tambe a
ser otorga na algun Centro di Barrio y otronan. Casa
Cuna, ARSCA, Imelda Hof, Koningin Wilhelmina
Kankerfonds y YMCA ta algun organizacion cu Lago ta
asisti periodicamente.

Lago tambe ta patrocina programanan di deporte y otro
formanan di entretenimiento na television y di acuerdo
cu un aumento den enfasis ariba seguridad, e
programanan aki ta carga mesahenan relaciona na
seguridad manera tambe e programa di seguridad di
trafico cu Lago ta patrocina na Tele Aruba. Den e mesun
sentido, Compania ta sigi provee entrenamento den
paga candela pa organizacionnan ariba e isla incluyendo
e departamento di bomberos di gobierno.

Pero quizas e contribucion mas importante na e
comunidad ta ser haci pa hopi di e empleadonan di
Lago, kendenan ta contribui cu habilidadnan y talento
den organizaccionnan social ariba e isla (manera
FALPA, YMCA, Rode Kruis y Centro di Barrio).
Mientras cu e economia di Aruba a crece y a bira mas
diversifica, gobierno y agencianan y organizacionnan
privé a desaroyaé pa cumpli cu e necesidadnan di
comunidad. E funcion di Lago den e dia di awe ta di ser
un miembro corporativo constructivo di e comunidad.
E principio cu ta guia esey ta e curashamento di auto-
suficiencia den e comunidad, cual, despues de todo, ta e

comunidad di Lago tambe.
cont. from page 4)

Lago has also been sponsoring sports programs and other
entertainment programs on television and in accordance
with an increasing emphasis on safety, these programs
carry safety related messages as does the weekly Lago
sponsored traffic safety program on Tele Aruba. In this
vein, the Company also continues to provide fire training
for outside organizations including the government fire
department.







Community Member

But, perhaps, the most important contribution to the
community is made by many of Lago’s employees, who
contribute their skills and talents in social organizations
on the island (such as Falpa, YMCA, Rode Kruis and
Centro di Barrio’s).

As the economy of Aruba has grown and become more
diversified, government and private agencies and
organizations have developed to meet community needs.
Lago’s role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community. The guiding principle is the
encouragement of self-sufficiency within the community
which is, after all, Lago’s community too.





8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS APRIL 1983

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Dick Kummins
of Controller’s
is practicing his
perfect shot ...

The spirit of renovation
has been permeating the Esso
Club ... A new beauty parlor was recently "
opened under operations of Leonido Harms, a a ‘4
n graduate of the Rotterdam Hairdresser Academy ...
The Fitness Center is now in full operation with a total of
120 members since its March opening ... The lobby and bar of
the bowling alley have been completely renewed with

comfortable furniture and carpeting .... The
SSO ( lub reparations on the Lone Palm Softball

field have been completed and
Pos
rofile
the upgraded bar will soon
be reopened ...



William Person of Mechanical is using the
‘press bench’, one of the 19 pieces of
equipment in the Fitness Center ...



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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
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APRIL 1983
VOL. 44 NO. 3
$20.6 million project enables
replacement for imported butane
At the beginning ol this year a 20.6 million dollar HDS
Purge Gas Rcco\cerl Project was approved by Exxon.
This project w ill enable Lago to be self-sufficient in
Hydrogen Plant feed. Purge gas that noxw is burned as
fuel \\ill be recovered, treated and fed to the hydrogen
plants, replacing butane presently imported from
Venezuela.
The new facilities required are i\ o new Hydrogen Plant
front ends, newx reactors and allo\ piping, In addition,
two new compressors will be installed for the low
pressure gas collection s\ stemn.
Construction of the list Hydrogen Plant front end is
scheduled to start in September and the entire project is
Project di $20.6 miyon
ta kita necesidad di
imported butano
Na conenzo di alia aki c prolecto HDS Purge Gas
Recox, rx\ ( u ta (osta 20.6 nia\ on dollar a ser aprobA pa
Exxon i piojecto lo haci posihbi pa Iago bira auto-
sulicicnt de(n butaino u ta sctr uz den e Planta
Hydrogt-no E "putgc gas-" of gas limpi) cu awor taser
quima ( omo ( omilstiblc, In scr ictobla, tratAi y pasA pa
e plantanan h drogeno, rcemplazando e butano cu
actualmente ta set impoi tA lot di Venezuela.
E facilidadnan nobo ( c ta ser requeri ta e dos partisan
dilanti di c Planta Hcdrogeno, reactornan nolo v
tuberfa di dilcrente metal. Adicionalmcnte, (los
compressor nobo o lo set instaia pa e sistema di colec('iona
gas di poco presion.
Construction di e promer paiti dilanti di e Planta
Hydrogeno ta program pa cuminzi na September y e
projecto complete ta program pa terminA den e
segundo mitar di 1984. E trabow di construction lo ser
haci pa contratistanan local y lo culminA cu un total di
aproximadamente 125 trahador.
Sr. Roro Hernandez di Technical Department ta e
Project Manager encarga cu c ingenieria detayA,
pcrcuracion y construction di e projccto aki.
Actualmente Roro ta localizA den oficinanan di Procon
Incorporated na Chicago. Procon ta e contratista di
ingenieria y percuracion pa e project aki.
programmed to be completed in the second half of 1984.
Construction work will be done by local contractors with
a peak of about 125 men.
Mr. Roro Hernandez of the Technical Department is the
Project Manager in charge of the detailed engineering,
procurement and construction of this project. Roro is
presently located in the Chicago offices of Procon
Incorporated, the engineering and procurement
contractor for this project.
Wri-H .--_
Two refinery units are undergoing major turnarounds. Above:
the vacuum tower during the V3AR turnaround activities.
Below: employees are inspecting the new pigtails at the H3AR
unit.
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go Oil &Transport Co., L
Lago Oil & Transport Co., Lid
New OMSC Department formed
John R. Every
Manager
OMSC Department
Recently, the Supply Commercial Division and the Oil
Movements and Shipping Division within the Process
Department merged into a new department called "Oil
Movements, Shipping and Coordination Department."
Departamento nobo a
ser formed: OMSC
Recientemente, e Supply Commercial Division y e Oil
Movements and Shipping Division di Process
Department a forma un departamento nobo cu yama
"Oil Movements, Shipping and Coordination
Department." Sr. John R. Every cu tabata Assistant
Technical Manager, a asumi e position di Manager di e
departamento nobo.
E funcionnan di Supply Commercial ta inclui e
planeamento y coordinacion di e plannan mensual y
trimestral di e operation di refineria. Esaki ta cubri e
nivel di refinacion di crudo, e productonan cu mester
wordo traha, y e calidad cu mester aten&. En coneccion
cu CCA na Coral Gables, y Exxon International
Corporation na New York, Supply Commercial ta
coordina e programanan di production y shipping. Oil
Movements and Shipping (OM&S) e ora ta sigi cu su
responsabilidadnan.
E tareanan di OM&S, cu mas tanto ta limitA den e area
di tankfarm, terminal y e area maritime, ta manera e
number mes ta indicA. E personal di OM&S ta ricibi e
crudo, transport, ward, mezcl6 di acuerdo cu e
gravedad y despues ta pomp e pa e pipestill-nan. Ora cu
e componentenan (cual ta ser yama "rundown streams"
den refineria) ta ser ricibi, personal di OM&S ta warda
nan den e tankinan apropia, mezcla nan di acuerdo cu e
specificacionnan di client y pone nan ariba bapor.
Como e responsabilidadnan individual di e dos
divisionnan ta estrechamente lelacion,, e formacion aki
tabata manera un "arreglo natural." E OMSC
Department nobo tin mas o menos 230 empleado.
Mr. John R. Every, former Assistant Technical
Manager, assumed the position of Manager of the new
department.
The Supply Commercial functions include the planning
and coordination of the refinery's monthly and quarterly
operation plans. This covers the crude run level, the
products to be made, and the qualities to strive for. In
conjunction with CCA in Coral Gables, and Exxon
International Corporation in New York, Supply
Commercial coordinates the production and shipping
schedules. Oil Movements and Shipping (OM&S) then
proceeds with its responsibilities.
OM&S's tasks, confined mostly within the tankfarm,
terminal and marine area, are exactly as the name
indicates. OM&S people receive the crude, move, store,
blend it according to gravity and then pump it to the
pipestills. When the components ("rundown streams" in
refinery terms) are received, OM&S personnel store
them in appropriate tanks, blend them according to
customers' specifications and load them on ships.
As the two divisions' individual responsibilities arc so
closely related, this merger was onl\ a 'natural
arrangement'.
The new OMSC Department has about 230 employ ces
Promotions
Lyman Halley
Area Supervisor
Mechanical
Pabien!
Gregorio Curiel
Laboratory Technician 3
Technical
Franklin Boekhoudt
OMCC Technician
Process
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4s safety in the refinery is of primary importance, Lago has a
number of committees dealing with all aspects of safety.
Above: The HDS Divisional Safety Committee headed by
Joaquin Croes meets to discuss the Division's safety projects.
A training in servicing the Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus (SCBA) was recently completed by seven
Mechanical Department employees. Bob Naugle, Mechani-
cal's Assistant Manager, presented the certificates. Lago has
now become a fully qualified training center for the SCBA.
Drivers' inattention hampers traffic safety
John tuIrni his head to the right. looks, reverses his car,
and ..... hirs a vehicle coming from the left side ....
Accident due to the driver's inattention.
"Dri ers' inattention," said Martinus Ras,
Aldministratic Lieutenant in the Industrial Security
)Dpartnmnt. "is the major cause of traffic accidents
Silthin the Lago concession. As a matter of fact in 1982,
80%o of tiafl ic accidents \were due to drivers' inattention
and 46% of those accidents happened while reversing."
Other causes of traffic accidents include failure to yield
,(io. unsafe equipment such as lack of brakes (6%) and
cxces ive speed (1%).
'Keep YVo Safet\ Mind on Driving' is certainly not an
empt slogan as all those accidents were obviously
'p1eventable accidents.' A preventable accident isonein
\\ ich the drive failed to do everything that could have
Ieasonabll been done to prevent it. Looking to the right,
left and right again, avoiding distraction by other
drivers, pedestrians or situations, and paying attention
rather than daydreaming, are a few easy ways to help
prevent accidents.
In Case of Accidents
In case a traffic accident does occur on Lago concession,
what should be done? "This information is very
important," Martinus emphasized. "First check if there
are any injured persons. If not, leave the car as it 'came to
rest' (in Security's jargon this is called the CTR
position), call Lago police on 3131 and await the arrival
of the Investigating Officer. The officer will then divert
traffic and investigate the case."
If there is an injured person involved, instruct someone
to notify Lago police and administer first aid
immediately if necessary. If the injured person is
bleeding heavily (arterial spurts), apply direct pressure
over the wound or on a major artery closest to the
wound. According to Martinus: "Unless trained to do so
and/or conditions demand actions on your part (vehicle
on fire, etc.), do not attempt to remove the victim
suspected of bone injuries from the vehicle. Permanent
damage may be the result if improperly handled."
If an accident occurs outside Lago concession while on
Company business with a Lago leased/owned vehicle,
the government police must be called immediately. Lago
Police should be advised of the incident as soon as
conditions permit. "Two important items drivers should
take note of are that a 'gentleman's agreement' between
drivers without police notification is not acceptable, and
that cars should be left in the accident position until the
arrival of a police officer", commented Martinus.
Safe Driving
As the total of 69 traffic incidents on Lago concession in
1982 is considered excessive (more than any other
affiliate in the Esso Inter America region), the Industrial
Security Department in cooperation with the Safety
Section is planning to organize a 'Defensive Driving'
course. In this improvement program drivers will be
instructed how to "prevent accidents in spite of the
incorrect actions of others and adverse conditions."
The Defensive Driving Manual of the National Safety
Council teaches students to recognize and constantly be
aware of the following six conditions that can affect safe
driving: light (e.g. sun glare), weather (rain, fog), road
(curbs, narrow roads, construction), traffic (other
drivers, speed of traffic), driver's vehicle (faulty tires,
brakes, windshield wipers), and the driver himself
(fatigue, alcohol, defective eye-sight or hearing,
emotional states such as anger, worry, fear).
In the effort to reduce the incidence of accidents, a
combined cooperation is essential. A basic but important
factor that contributes to traffic safety is every
individual's strict adherence to the existing traffic law.
"The traffic laws followed on the Lago concession are the
same as apply elsewhere on Aruba," commented
Martinus. Additionally the Industrial Security
Department is sharply increasing the enforcement of
traffic laws. Violators will be subject to
disciplinary/administrative actions. The results of these
efforts will be closely monitored to ensure that Lago is
becoming a safer refinery.
Remedying or avoiding hazards, or sometimes just
paying attention to existing traffic situations will result in
safer driving and fewer traffic incidents. If John and
others had looked properly before and while reversing,
46% of all traffic accidents would have been prevented.
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The changing role of Lago as a
community member
"As the economy of Aruba has grown and become
more diversified, government and private agencies
and organizations have developed to meet community
needs.
Lago's role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community."
After the decline of gold mining, Aruba did not have any
notable industries until Lago was established in Aruba in
the mid-1920's. Prior to that, the island's population was
relatively small. The coming of Lago to Aruba
represented a significant change for the Aruban society
and with the expanding population came the need for a
wide variety of social services.
The operation of Lago itself required many supporting
services which were not then available. Lago had to
construct and operate housing for its employees, a
hospital and commissaries where employees could buy
food and other necessities. In those days the Company
operated a laundry as well as a foundry, a shipyard, a
garage, a carpenter shop and a very extensive machinery
repair shop that even today continues to be a key facility.
There was als the Lago Vocational School where over
950 persons were educated to be able to function in
technically oriented refinery jobs. Beyond these
essentials, the Company built and operated many sports
facilities, including a Gun Club, a Flying Club, a Golf
Club and the largest sport facility in San Nicolas which is
still called the Lago Sport Park.
Over the years, Lago worked closely with the
government and the community to move away from the
"company town" environment that existed in Lago's
early days.
During the late 50's the island's tourist industry started
to develop.'Lago participated in the effort to encourage
tourism by buying shares in Aruven, the agency set up
for that purpose. During the same period the public
education system was strengthened until, in 1959, the
Lago Vocational School was closed. As before, however,
employees and others were still provided the opportunity
to improve their skills and education through Company
sponsored upgrade programs, management training,
seminars, educational refund programs and
scholarships. For example, in the past 25 years more that
400 people have been granted scholarships through the
Lago Scholarschip Foundation.
Instead of continuing with a private hospital, once
Aruba's own modern hospital was constructed, the
Company developed a medical program to provide
continued medical service to its employees and their
families at Lago's clinic, the newer Oduber Hospital or
elsewhere.
Another dramatic change over the years was that for
painting/carpentry and similar construction work
formerly done "in house," Lago now contracts through
private enterprises close to 800 people on the refinery
premises at any one time.
In the 50 years that have passed since Lago started its
operations in Aruba, the island has grown to where
private enterprises and the government have taken over
the majority of the services for which, in the old days,
Lago necessarily assumed direct responsibility. Lago has
encouraged this trend to decrease the community's
heavy dependence on the Company. As a result, Lago's
role has changed, but its contribution as a member of the
Aruban community has continued in ways appropriate
to a private concern. This includes but is not limited to
the direct employment of over 1300 employees, the
indirect employment of hundreds of others and the
payment of corporate taxes.
A good example of Lago's continuing efforts to improve
employees' skills is the ongoing First Line Supervisory
training program. Above: participants Eddy Gomez and
Ernie Williams with instructor Robby Arends. Below:
participants Richard Simon and Ivan Gibson.
For example, according to Fritz Heaiion. P'ubh
Relations/Marketing Manager. "Lago is icpesentcd in
different government committees on the island sa h a.
the Oil Spill Control Committee and iln Alternate
Energy Committee" Lago also series as a soric of
information, knowledge and experience to a number of
students throughout the year. Students from high schools
in Aruba and students abroad often follow practical
training at Lago. To encourage interest in the sciences
and modern technology Lago has been sponsoring a
Science Fair for high schools every other year
"We also gi\e donations to help community' -oriented
organizations get started or to those \\ho have alleadl
shown themselves to be responsible in using their
resources as a contribution to the community W\
constantly get requests for donations which \\e rex iew
individually according to their individual merits," said
Fritz. When the Blood Bank w\as in the developing
stages, for instance. Lago contributed with a lump-sum
to help it get started. The Blood Bank is today a sell-
supporting organization. Lump-sums and materials
were also awarded to some Centro di Barrio's and others.
Casa Cuna. ARSCA. Imelda Hof Orphanage, Queen
Wilhelmina Kankerfonds, and the YMCA are a few' of
the organizations Lago helps on a recurring basis.
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APRIL 1983
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E cambio den function di Lago
como un miembro di comunidad
"Mientras cu e economic di Aruba a crece y a bira ta sigi siendo un facilidad important. Tambe tabata
mas diversificd, gobierno y agencianan v exist Lago Vocational School na unda mas di 950
organizacionnan privd a desaroyd pa cumpli cu e persona a ser educA pa por funciona den trabownan cu
necesidadnan di comunidad. E function di Lago den e orientacion tecnico den refineria. Fuera di e cosnan
dia di awe ta di ser un miembro corporation esencial aki, Compania a construi y operA hopi
construction di e comunidad". facilidadnan di deported, incluyendo e Gun Club, Flying
Club, Golf Club ye facilidad deportivo di mas grand na
Despues di e decadencia di e mina di oro Aruba no San Nicolaas cu te ainda ta ser yama Lago Sport Park.
tabatin ningun industrial significant te ora cu Lago a
establee na Ar-ba den mitai di 1920. Promer cu esey, e Durante afianan Lago a traha estrechamente cu
isla su population tabata chiquito. E yegada di Lago na gobierno y e comunidad pa sali for di e ambiente di e
Aruba a reprcsena tiun cambio significant pa esociedad asina yamA "company town" cu tabata existi na
Arubano \ cu c population creciente a lanta un principio di Lago (e concept "company town" ta referi
necesidad pa tn varicdad mas amplio di servicionan na un comunidad cu ta depend ariba un solo compania
social- pa tur servicionan necesario di bida).
E operation di Lago mes tabata reque i hopi servicionan Durante e ultimo afianan '50 e industrial turistico die isla
di sosten cu no tabata disponible e tempo ev. Lago a cuminza desaroya. Lagoa participate den un esfuerzopa
master a const-ui y opera vivienda pa su empleadonan. curashA turismo door di cumpra accion den Aruven, e
tn hospital comisarionan na unda empleadonan por a agencia estableci pa e proposito ey. Durante e mesun
cumpra ruminda v otro artieculonan necesario. period e sistema public educational a ser reforzA te cu
Den e dianan ey Compania tabata opera un laundry y na 1959, LagoVocationalSchoolasserser. Sinembargo,
un taller di dobia mcial. un dok, un garashi, un taller di
carpintie ia \ un taller di repari- maquina cu te awendia (cont. riba pag. 7)
Un bon ehemplo di un program di entrenamento patrocind pa
Compania to e Refinery Mechanic Program cu a ser estableci 6
aia pasa. Bao e program aki eempleado nobo den Mechanical
Shop ta siina e dtferente habilidadnan cu nan tin mester pa
ehccult tur trabow den area di maquineria, welder/tuberia,
metal y pomp. Usando e sistema di computador pa coordind
necesidadnan di entrenamento, empleadonan ta haya e
oportunidad pa progress suavemente pa Refinery Mechanic.
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E fase di construction di e Utili-
ties Modernization Project ta
den "full swing". Ariba foto: e
ereccion di boiler nobo na
Powerhouse No. I.
Falta di atencion di chauffeur ta stroba
seguridad di trafico
John ta bira wak na banda drechi, back su auto, y .... ta
dal un vehiculo biniendo di banda robez .... Accidente
causa door di falta di atencion di e chauffeur.
"Falta di atencion di chauffeur," Martinus Ras,
Administrative Lieutenant di Industrial Security
Department, a bisa, "ta e causa principal di
accidentenan di trafico ariba concession di Lago. De
facto, na 1982, 80% di tur accident di trafico tabata pa
motibo di falta di atencion di chauffeur y 46% di e
accidentenan ey a sosod6 na ora di back (reverse)." Otro
causanan di accident di trafico ta inclui falta di duna
derecho (6%), equipo cu fayo den seguridad manera falta
di freno (6%) y velocidad excesivo (1%).
E lema 'Paga Tino Riba Caminda' seguramente no ta
sin fondo ya cu tur e accidentenan e obviamente tabata
'prevenible'. Un accident pevenible ta un accident
den cuale chauffeur a neglisha di haci tur local elo por a
haci razonablemente pa previni6. Wak na banda drechi,
robes, y drechi atrobe, eviti distraccion di otro
chauffeur, peaton y situation, y paga tino en vez di sofia,
ta algun maneranan facil cu ta yuda prevent accident.
En Caso di Accidente
En caso un accident ocurri ariba concession di Lago,
kiko mester word haci? "E information aki ta
importantisimo," Martinus a enfatisA. "Primeramente
bo mester check si tin algun persona herida. Si no tin,
laga e auto na e manera cu ela bin para (Security ta
yama esaki e position CTR), yama polls di Lago na
3131, y warda e yegada di e agent di investigation. E
agent e ora lo regla trafico y lo investigate e caso."
Si tin un persona herida envolvi, instrui un hende pa
notifici polis di Lago, y duna "eerste hulp" mes ora si ta
necesario. Si e persona herida ta sangra hopi
(movimiento rapido den arteria) aplica presion director
ariba e herida of ariba e arteria principal mas cerca di e
herida. Di acuerdo cu Martinus: "Solamente si bo a
word entrend pa haci asina v/of condicionnan ta
demandA tal accion di bo banda (p.e. auto na candela),
nopurba di saca un victim cu bo ta sospechA di por tin
herida di weso for di e vehiculo. Dailo permanent por
resultA di trato inapropia."
Si un accident pasa pafor di concession di Lago na
moment cu un empleado ta cumplicndo cu aslntonian
di Compania cu auto alcuila posee pa Iago. pollh oi( la]
di Aruba mester wordo ama inmedliatanmente. Polis di
Lago mcster wordo avisa di c ilncidente asina ( 1
condition pefrmiti. "Dos cos implortalnte ci ( ha ulli-I1nan
mester realizA ta cu 'gentleman's al eemnent' .I nrido
verbal) sin notilicacion polcIial no 1a aceptablh. \ tambe
cu mester manten6 c autonan den eposi(ion di ac( idenle
te ora cu un agent policial tega." Mat tLinls a (omment;i
Maneha cu Seguridad
Ya cu e total di 69 incident di trafico ariba concesion di
Lago den 1982 ta wordo consider un cantidad cxccsix o
(mas cu cualq uier aliliado den c region di Esso Intrl
America), e departamento di Industrial Secnuitl en
cooperation cu e Safety Section til plalnea pa orgaMiz
un curso den "Maneha Deflnsivamente". Den e
program di mehoracion aki, chaullenurnan lo ser instrui
con pa prevent accident a pesar di ac( ionnan
incorrect di otronan y condicionnan desfavorable."
E manual di Maneho cu Seguridad di National Safet\
Council ta sifia studiantenan con pa reconocl y sea
constantemente conscience di e siguiente scis
condicionnan cu ta altcta seguridad den mancho di
vehiculo: luz (ravo di solo), tempo (vobida. neblina).
caminda (birada, hanchi small, construccion), c vehiculo
di e chauffeur (tire, freno, x iper di windshield cu algun
defecto, y e chauffeur mes (fatiga, derecto den vista of
oido, alcohol v estado emotional manera rabia,
preocupacion, miedo).
Den in esfuerzo pa reduci e incidencia di accident, un
cooperation mutuo ta esencial. Un factor basic pero
important cu ta contribui na seguridad den trafico ta cu
cada individuo mester manten6 su mes estrictamente na
e leynan di trafico existente. "E levnan di trafico cu ta ser
sigi ariba concession di Iago ta e mesunnan cu ta aplica
na otro caminda round Aruba," Martinus a comenta.
Door di remedial of eviti peligro. of tin bez solamcnte
door di paga mas atencion na situacionnan existence di
trafico, menos incident di trafico v mancho di vehiculo
cu mas seg ridad lo por result. Si John y otronan a wak
apropiadamente promer y mientras nan tabata back,
46% di tur accident di trafico lo por a ser prevent.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Paul Badelek
Technical Department
Dr. Larry Crook a
Medical Center C
e
s
bonbini!
Miembro di Comunidad
cont. di pay. 5)
empleado ( otronan a sigi haya e oportunidad di mehora
nan habilidadnan N education pa medio di
programanan di mchoracion. entrenamento di gerencia,
scminario. program di rcembolso educational y,
becanan cu Compania ta patrocina. Por chemplo, den e
iltimo 25 afianan mas di 400 hende a haya beca pa
medio di Lago Scholarship Foundation.
En \t/ dcl continue ciu un hospital privA, una vez cu e
hospital modcrno a wr constirui na Aruba, Compania a
dcsaaro\ i un 1 pogirama medico pa prove servicio medico
continue na I cmnpleadlonan \ nan lamilia na e clinic di
Lago. c Hospital Odubci nolo of algun otro caminda.
'11n otio ( pa t'abo)(\\an di \xci carp)inicria \ trabownan di
lEt'. a I.xst Lao la conltiaa, pa mcldio di empresanan
Iri\ a. (i t a di 800 lund cl ( ta i iba ( onccsion di Lago na
Stujlqui-i oia.
l)cn c 50 allanan cu a a asa dlede cu Lago a cuminza
opcia na Aiba. c isla a crece te na un nivel cu
companianaii pli i gobicinmo a tuma encargo di
majoria di serI\ ionan pa cual. anteriormente Lago, pa
nccesidacl, a asumi e icsponsahilidad director. Lago a
cln ashli c i urso aki pa reducli cldcpendc ncia grand cu
comtinidad tabatin ariba ( Compania. Como resultado, e
tucion cli Lago a wr modlil'ic, pcro su contribution
como miimblo di c oiimnidad Aiiibano a continue den
manc anlan apt opia pa un cmprcsa pi iva. Esaki ta inclii
prco no ta limits nia e cmplo dilc(lo di mas cu 1300
cnipleado. c cmplco incliricco di cienlos di otronan v e
pago di impluest coriporativo.
Por ehcmplo, di a cierdo cu Vriitz Beautjon, Public
Relations Marketing Manager. "Lago ta ser represent
den dilcrentc comity gubernamental ariba e isla manera
e comite pa control e derrame di crudo \ e comit6 pa
lbusca alternative di enci gia." Lago laml)e ta silrbi como
un fuente di inlormacion, conocimento \ experiencia pa
un cantidad di stdiant durae nt hent ernte aia. Sltudiante
di school secundarno na Arula y studiantenan cu ta
studlia den exterior hopi ve/ ta sigi entrenamento
practice na Lago. Pa curasha interest den ciencianan v
tecnologia modern, Iago ta patrocinia tn Science Fair
pa schoolnan secundario kada pasa in ania.
"Nos ta haci donation tambe pa yunda lanta
organization cu ta oriental na comunidad, of na esnan cu
ya kaba a mustra di ta responsabel den usa nan
recursonan como contribution na comunidad.
Constantemente nos ta hava pedida pa donation
cualnan nos ta repasa individualmente di acucrdo (cu
nan meritonan individual." Fritz a bisa. Tempo cu
banco di sanger tabata den fasenan di desaroyo, por
ehemplo, Lago a contribui cu un suma total pa yude
cuminzi. Awendia e banco di sanger ta un organization
cu ta sosten6 su mes. Material v sumanan total tambe a
ser otorgA na algun Centro di Barrio y otronan. Casa
Cuna, ARSCA, Imelda Hot, Koningin Wilhelmina
Kankerlbnds y YMCA ta algun organization cu Lago ta
asisti periodicamente.
Lago tambe ta patrocinA programanan di deported y otro
formanan di entretenimiento na television y di acuerdo
cu un aumento den enfasis ariba seguridad, e
programanan aki ta carga mesahenan relacionA na
seguridad manera tambe e program di seguridad di
trafico cu Lago ta patrocinA na Tele Aruba. Den e mesun
sentido, Compania ta sigi prove entrenamento den
paga candela pa organizacionnan ariba e isla incluyendo
e departamento di bombers di gobierno.
Pero quizas e contribution mas important na e
comunidad ta ser haci pa hopi di e empleadonan di
Lago, kendenan ta contribui cu habilidadnan y talent
den organizaccionnan social ariba e isla (manera
FALPA, YMCA, Rode Kruis y Centro di Barrio).
Mientras cu e economic di Aruba a crece y a bira mas
diversificA, gobierno y agencianan y organizacionnan
privA a desaroyA pa cumpli cu e necesidadnan di
comunidad. E luncion di Lago den e dia di awe ta di ser
un miembro corporativo constructive di e comunidad.
E principio cu ta guia esey ta e curashamento di auto-
suliciencia den e comunidad, cual, despues de todo, ta e
comunidad di Lago tambe.
SCommunity Member
count. from page 4)
Lago has also been sponsoring sports programs and other
entertainment programs on television and in accordance
with an increasing emphasis on safety, these programs
carry salfty related messages as does the weekly Lago
sponsored traffic safety program on Tele Aruba. In this
vein, the Company also continues to provide fire training
for outside organizations including the government fire
department.
But, perhaps, the most important contribution to the
community is made by many of Lago's employees, who
contribute their skills and talents in social organizations
on the island (such as Falpa, YMCA, Rode Kruis and
Centro di Barrio's).
As the economy of Aruba has grown and become more
diversified, government and private agencies and
organizations have developed to meet community needs.
Lago's role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community. The guiding principle is the
encouragement of self-sulticiency v within the community
\ hiich is, after all, Lago's community too.
W /w.
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Kn
Esso Clul
The spirit of renovation
has been permeating the Esso
Club ... A new beauty parlor was recently
opened under operations of Leonido Harms, a
graduate of the Rotterdam Hairdresser Academy ...
The Fitness Center is now in full operation with a total of
120 members since its March opening ... The lobby and bar of
the bowling alley have been completely renewed with
comfortable furniture and carpeting .... The
reparations on the Lone Palm Softball
field have been completed and
the upgraded bar will soon
be reopened ...
Profile
William Person of Mechanical is using the
'press bench', one of the 19 pieces of
equipment in the Fitness Center ...
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ARUBA

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOL. 44 - NO. 3




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APRIL 1983



$20.6 million project enables
replacement for imported butane

At the beginning of this year a 20.6 million dollar HDS
Purge Gas Recovery Project was approved by Exxon.
This project will enable Lago to be self-sufficient in
Hydrogen Plant feed. Purge gas that now is burned as
fuel will be recovered, treated and fed to the hydrogen
plants, replacing butane presently imported from
Venezuela.

The new facilities required are two new Hydrogen Plant
front ends, new reactors and alloy piping. In addition,
two new compressors will be installed for the low
pressure gas collection system

Construction of the first Hydrogen Plant front end is
scheduled to start in September and the entire project is

2 # AUG miyon



Na comienzo di e afia aki e projecto HDS Purge Gas
Recovery cu ta costa 20.6 miyon dollar a ser aproba pa
Exxon. E proj | i posible pa Lago bira auto-
suficiente den butano cu ta ser uzd den e Planta
Hydrogeno. E purge gas” (of g is limpi) cu awor ta ser
quima como combustible, lo ser recobra, trata y pasa pa



e plantanan hydrogeno, reemplazando e butano cu
actualmente ta ser importa for di Venezuela.

E facilidadnan nobo cu ta ser re queri ta e dos partinan
dilanti di e Planta Hydrogeno, reactornan nobo
tuberia di diferente metal. Adicionalmente, dos
compressor nobo lo ser instald pa e sistema di colecciona
gas di poco presion

Construccion di e promer parti dilanti di e Planta
Hydrogeno ta programa pa cuminzaé na September y e
projecto completo ta programa pa termina den e
se gundo mitar di 1984. E trabow di construccion lo ser
haci pa contratistanan local y lo culmind cu un total di
aproximadamente 125 trahador.

Sr. Roro Hernandez di Technical Department tae
>

Project Manager encargd cu e ingenieria detaya,
percuracion y construccion di projecto aki.
Actualmente Roro ta localiza den oficinanan di Procon
Incorporated na Chicago. Procon ta e contratista di
Ingenieria y percuracion pa e projecto aki.





programmed to be completed in the second half of 1984.
Construction work will be done by local contractors with
a peak of about 125 men.

Mr. Roro Hernandez of the Technical Department is the
Project Manager in charge of the detailed engineering,
procurement and construction of this project. Roro is
presently located in the Chicago offices of Procon
Incorporated, the engineering and procurement
contractor for this project.





Two refinery units are undergoing major turnarounds. Above:
the vacuum tower during the V3AR turnaround activities.
Below: employees are inspecting the new pigtails at the H3AR
unit.




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ARWUB

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Anioa, Netbartands Arties





APRIL 1983



Editor: Mrs. M. Jansen-Feliciano
Photographs by: Joe’s Photography Service
Printer: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.



New OMSC Department formed



John R. Every
\ { Manager
= OMSC Department

Recently, the Supply Commercial Division and the Oil
Movements and Shipping Division within the Process
Department merged into a new department called Oil
Movements, Shipping and Coordination Department.”



Departamento nobo a
ser forma: OMSC

Recientemente, e Supply Commercial Division y e Oil
Movements and Shipping Division di Process
Department a forma un departamento nobo cu yama
*Oil Movements, Shipping and Coordination
Department.” Sr. John R. Every cu tabata Assistant
Technical Manager, a asumie posicion di Manager die
departamento nobo.

E funcionnan di Supply Commercial ta inclui e
planeamento y coordinacion di e plannan mensual y
trimestral di e operacion di refineria. Esaki ta cubri e
nivel di refinacion di crudo, e productonan cu mester
wordo traha, y e calidad cu mester atené. En coneccion
cu CCA na Coral Gables, y Exxon International
Corporation na New York, Supply Commercial ta
coordina e programanan di produccion y shipping. Oil
Movements and Shipping (OM&S) e ora ta sigi cu su
responsabilidadnan.

E tareanan di OM&S, cu mas tanto ta limita den e area
di tankfarm, terminal y e area maritimo, ta manera e
nomber mes ta indica. E personal di OM&S ta ricibi e
crudo, transporté, wardé, mezclé di acuerdo cu e
gravedad y despues ta pomp e pa e pipestill-nan. Ora cu
e componentenan (cual ta ser yama ’’rundown streams”
den refineria) ta ser ricibi, personal di OM&S ta warda
nan den e tankinan apropia, mezcla nan di acuerdo cue
specificacionnan di cliente y pone nan ariba bapor.

Como e responsabilidadnan individual di e dos
divisionnan ta estrechamente relaciona, e formacion aki
tabata) manera un “arreglo natural.” E OMSC
Department nobo tin mas 0 menos 230 empleado.



Mr. John R. Every, former Assistant Technical
Manager, assumed the position of Manager of the new
department.

The Supply Commercial functions include the planning
and coordination of the refinery’s monthly and quarterly
operation plans. This covers the crude run level, the
products to be made, and the qualities to strive for. In
conjunction with CCA in Coral Gables, and Exxon
International Corporation in New York, Supply
Commercial coordinates the production and shipping
schedules. Oil Movements and Shipping (OM&S) then
proceeds with its responsibilities.

OM&S’s tasks, confined mostly within the tankfarm,
terminal and marine area, are exactly as the name
indicates. OM&S people receive the crude, move, store,
blend it according to gravity and then pump it to the
pipestills. When the components (”’rundown streams” in
refinery terms) are received, OM&S personnel store
them in appropiate tanks, blend them according to
customers’ specifications and load them on ships

As the two divisions’ individual responsibilities are so
closely related, this merger was only a ‘natural
arrangement’.

The new OMSC Department has about 230 employee

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4s safety in the refinery is of primary importance, Lago has a
number of committees dealing with all aspects of safety.
Above: The HDS Divisional Safety Committee headed by
Joaquin Croes meets to discuss the Division’s safety projects.

A training in servicing the Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus (SCBA) was recently completed by seven
Mechanical Department employees. Bob Naugle, Mechani-
cal’s Assistant Manager, presented the certificates. Lago has
now become a fully qualified training center for the SCBA.

Drivers’ inattention hampers traffic safety

John turns his head to the right, looks, reverses his car,
and hits a vehicle coming from the left side ....
Accident due to the driver’s inattention.

Drivers’ inattention,’’ said Martinus Ras,
Administrative Lieutenant in the Industrial Security
Department, “is the major cause of traffic accidents

within the Lago concession. As a matter of fact in 1982,
80% of traffic accidents were due to drivers’ inattention
and 46% of those accidents happened while reversing.”
Other causes of traffic accidents include failure to yield
6%), unsafe equipment such as lack of brakes (6%) and

excessive speed 1%).

“Keep Your Safety Mind on Driving’ is certainly not an
empty slogan as all those accidents were obviously
‘preventable accidents.’ A preventable accident is one in
which the driver failed to do everything that could have
reasonably been done to prevent it. Looking to the right,
left and right again, avoiding distraction by other
drivers, pedestrians or situations, and paying attention
rather than daydreaming, are a few easy ways to help
prevent accidents.

In Case of Accidents

In case a traffic accident does occur on Lago concession,
what should be done? *’This information is very
important,’ Martinus emphasized. ’’First check if there
are any injured persons. If not, leave the car as it ’came to
rest’ (in Security’s jargon this is called the CTR
position), call Lago police on 3131 and await the arrival
of the Investigating Officer. The officer will then divert
traffic and investigate the case.”

If there is an injured person involved, instruct someone
to notify Lago police and administer first aid
immediately if necessary. If the injured person is
bleeding heavily (arterial spurts), apply direct pressure
over the wound or on a major artery closest to the
wound. According to Martinus: ” Unless trained to doso
and/or conditions demand actions on your part (vehicle
on fire, etc.), do not attempt to remove the victim
suspected of bone injuries from the vehicle. Permanent
damage may be the result if improperly handled.”

If an accident occurs outside Lago concession while on
Company business with a Lago leased/owned vehicle,

the government police must be called immediately. Lago
Police should be advised of the incident as soon as
conditions permit. ’’ Two important items drivers should
take note of are that a ’gentleman’s agreement’ between
drivers without police notification is not acceptable, and
that cars should be left in the accident position until the
arrival of a police officer’, commented Martinus.

Safe Driving

As the total of 69 traffic incidents on Lago concession in
1982 is considered excessive (more than any other
affiliate in the Esso Inter America region), the Industrial
Security Department in cooperation with the Safety
Section is planning to organize a ‘Defensive Driving’
course. In this improvement program drivers will be
instructed how to "prevent accidents in spite of the
incorrect actions of others and adverse conditions.”
The Defensive Driving Manual of the National Safety
Council teaches students to recognize and constantly be
aware of the following six conditions that can affect safe
driving: light (e.g. sun glare), weather (rain, fog), road
(curbs, narrow roads, construction), traffic (other
drivers, speed of traffic), driver’s vehicle (faulty tires,
brakes, windshield wipers), and the driver himself
(fatigue, alcohol, defective eye-sight or hearing,
emotional states such as anger, worry, fear).

In the effort to reduce the incidence of accidents, a
combined cooperation is essential. A basic but important
factor that contributes to traffic safety is every
individual’s strict adherence to the existing traffic law.
The traffic laws followed on the Lago concession are the
same as apply elsewhere on Aruba,’’ commented
Martinus. Additionally the Industrial Security
Department is sharply increasing the enforcement of
traffic laws. Violators will be subject to
disciplinary/administrative actions. The results of these
efforts will be closely monitored to ensure that Lago is
becoming a safer refinery.

Remedying or avoiding hazards, or sometimes just
paying attention to existing traffic situations will result in
safer driving and fewer traffic incidents. If John and
others had looked properly before and while reversing,
46% of all traffic accidents would have been prevented.


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APRIL 1983

The changing role of Lago as a
community member

”As the economy of Aruba has grown and become
more diversified, government and private agencies
and organizations have developed to meet community
needs.

Lago’s role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community.”

After the decline of gold mining, Aruba did not have any
notable industries until Lago was established in Aruba in
the mid-1920’s. Prior to that, the island’s population was
relatively small. The coming of Lago to Aruba
represented a significant change for the Aruban society
and with the expanding population came the need for a
wide variety of social services.

The operation of Lago itself required many supporting
services which were not then available. Lago had to
construct and operate housing for its employees, a
hospital and commissaries where employees could buy
food and other necessities. In those days the Company
operated a laundry as well as a foundry, a shipyard, a
garage, a carpenter shop and a very extensive machinery
repair shop that even today continues to bea key facility.
There was als the Lago Vocational School where over
950 persons were educated to be able to function in
technically oriented refinery jobs. Beyond these
essentials, the Company built and operated many sports
facilities, including a Gun Club, a Flying Club, a Golf
Club and the largest sport facility in San Nicolas which is
still called the Lago Sport Park.



Over the years, Lago worked closely with the
government and the community to move away from the
company town’’ environment that existed in Lago’s
early days.

During the late 50’s the island’s tourist industry started
to develop.’ Lago participated i in the effort to encourage
tourism by buying shares in Aruven, the agency set up
for that purpose. During the same period the public
education system was strengthened until, in 1959, the
Lago Vocational School was closed. As before, however,
employees and others were still provided the opportunity
to improve their skills and education through Company
sponsored upgrade programs, management training,
seminars, educational refund programs and
scholarships. For example, in the past 25 years more that
400 people have been granted scholarsc hips through the
Lago Scholarschip Foundation.

Instead of continuing with a private hospital, once
Aruba’s own modern hospital was constructed, the
Company developed a medical program to provide
continued medical service to its employees and their
families at Lago’s clinic, the newer Oduber Hospital or
elsewhere.

Another dramatic change over the years was that for
painting/carpentry and similar construction work
formerly done ”’in house,’ Lago now contracts through
private enterprises close to 800 people on the refinery
premises at any one time.

In the 50 years that have passed since Lago started its
operations in Aruba, the island has grown to where
private enterprises and the government have taken over
the majority of the services for which, in the old days,

Lago necessarily assumed direct responsibility. Lago has
encouraged this trend to decrease the community’s
heavy dependence on the Company. As a result, Lago’s
role has changed, but its contribution as a member of the
Aruban community has continued in ways appropriate
to a private concern. This includes but is not limited to
the direct employment of over 1300 employees, the



indirect employment of hundreds of others and the
payment of corporate taxes.



A good example of Lago’s continuing efforts to improve
employees’ skills is the ongoing First Line Supervisory
training program. Above: participants Eddy Gomez and
Ernie Williams with instructor Robby Arends. Below:
participants Richard Simon and Ivan Gibson.



f : on



For example, according to Fritz Beat Public

Relations/Marketing Manager, ’’Lago is represented in
different government committees on the island such a
the Oil Spill Control Committee and the Alternate
Energy Committee.”” Lago also serves as a source of

information, knowledge and experience to a number of
students throughout the year. Students from high schools
in Aruba and students abroad often follow practical
training at Lago. To encourage interest in the sciences
and modern technology
Science Fair for high schools every other yeas

Lago has been sponsoring a

”We also give donations to help community-oriented
organizations get started or to those who have already
shown themselves to be responsible in using their
resources as a contribution to the community. We
constantly get requests for donations which we review
individually according to their individual merits,” said
Fritz. When the Blood Bank was in the developing
stages, for instance, Lago contributed with a lump-sum
to help it get started. The Blood Bank is today a self-
supporting organization. Lump-sums and materials
were also awarded to some Centro di Barrio’s and others.
Casa Cuna, ARSCA, Imelda Hof Orphanage, Queen
Wilhelmina Kankerfonds, and the YMCA are a few of
the organizations Lago helps on a recurring basis.
cont. on page 7
983

APRIL 1983

ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5

E cambio den funcion di Lago
como un miembro di comunidad

Mientras cu e economia di Aruba a crece y a bira
mas diversificd, gobierno y agencianan y





ta sigi siendo un facilidad importante. Tambe tabata
existi Lago Vocational School na unda mas di 950

z organizacionnan privd a desaroyd pa cumpli cu e persona a ser educa pa por funciona den trabownan cu
z necesidadnan di comunidad. E. funcion di Lago dene orientacion tecnico den refineria. Fuera di e cosnan
: dia di awe ta di ser un miembro corporativo esencial aki, Compania a construi y opera hopi
E constructivo di e comunidad”. facilidadnan di deporte, incluyendo e Gun Club, Flying

‘ ee : ; Club, Golf Club y e facilidad deportivo di mas grandina
; Despues di e decadencia di e mina di oro, Aruba no San Nicolaas cu te ainda ta ser yama Lago Sport Park.

tabatin ningun industria significante te ora cu Lago a
establecé na Aruba den mitar di 1920. Promer cu esey, e
isla su populacion tabata chiquito. E yegada di Lago na
Aruba a representa un cambio significante pa € sociedad
Arubano y cu e populacion creciente a lanta un
necesidad pa un variedad mas amplio di serv icionan
social.

E operacion di Lago mes tabata requeri hopi servicionan
di sosten cu no tabata_ disponible e tempo ey. Lago
mester a construi y opera vivienda pa su empleadonan,
un hospital y comisarionan na unda empleadonan por a
cumpra cuminda y otro articulonan necesario.

Den e dianan ey Compania tabata opera un laundry y
un taller di dobla metal, un dok, un garashi, un taller di
carpinteria y un taller di repard maquina cu te awendia

Durante afanan Lago a traha estrechamente cu
gobierno y e comunidad pa sali for di e ambiente di e
asina yama “company town” cu tabata existi na
principio di Lago (e concepto company town” ta referi
na un comunidad cu ta dependé ariba un solo compania
pa tur servicionan necesario di bida).

Durante e ultimo afianan ’50e industria turistico die isla
a cuminza desaroya. Lagoa participa den un esfuerzo pa
curasha turismo door di cumpra accion den Aruven, e€
agencia estableci pa e proposito ey. Durante e mesun
periodo e sistema publico educacional a ser reforza te cu
na 1959, Lago Vocational Schoola ser sera. Sinembargo,





(cont. riba pag. 7)



Un bon ehemplo di un programa di entrenamento patrocind pa
Compania ta e Refinery Mechanic Program cu a ser estableci 6
ana pasa. Bao e programa aki e empleado nobo den Mechanical
Shop ta sina e diferente habilidadnan cu nan tin mester pa
ehecuta tur trabow den area di maquineria, welder/tuberia,
metal y pomp. Usando e sistema di computador pa coordina
necesidadnan di entrenamento, empleadonan ta haya e











oportunidad pa progresa suavemente pa Refinery Mechanic.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS

APRIL 1983

E fase di construccion di e Utili-
ties Modernization Project ta
den "’full swing’. Ariba foto: e
ereccion di boiler nobo na
Powerhouse No. 1.

Falta di atencion di chauffeur ta stroba
seguridad di trafico

John ta bira wak na banda drechi, back su auto, y .... ta
dal un vehiculo biniendo di banda robe Accidente
causa door di falta di atencion di e chauffeur.

Falta di atencion di chauffeur,’ Martinus Ras,
Administrative Lieutenant di Industrial Security
Department, a bisa, “ta e causa principal di
accidentenan di trafico ariba concesion di Lago. De
facto, na 1982, 80% di tur accidente di trafico tabata pa
motibo di falta di atencion di chauffeur y 46% di e
accidentenan ey a sosodé na ora di back (reverse).’’ Otro
causanan di accidente di trafico ta inclui falta di duna
derecho (6%), equipo cu fayo den seguridad manera falta
di freno (6%) y reign excesivo (1%).

E lema ’Paga Tino Riba Caminda’ seguramente no ta
sin fondo ya cu tur e accidentenan ey obviamente tabata
*prevenible’. Un accidente pevenible ta un accidente

en cuale chauffeur a neglisha di haci tur locual elo pora
haci razonablemente pa previnié. Wak na banda drechi,
robes, y drechi atrobe, evita distraccion di otro
chauffeur, peaton y situacion, y paga tino en vez disofa,
ta algun maneranan facil cu ta yuda preveni accidente.

En Caso di Accidente

En caso un accidente ocurri ariba concesion di Lago,
kiko mester wordo haci? “E informacion aki ta
importantisimo,” Martinus a enfatisd. ’Primeramente
bo mester check si tin algun persona herida. Si no tin,
laga e auto na e manera cu ela bin para (Security ta
yama esaki e posicion CTR), yama polis di Lago na
3131, y warda e yegada di e agente di investigacion. E
agente e ora lo regla trafico y lo investiga e caso.”

Si tin un persona herida envolvi, instrui un hende pa
notifica polis di Lago, y duna “eerste hulp’’ mes ora si ta
necesario. Si e persona heridd ta sangra_ hopi
(movimiento rapido den arteria) aplica presion directo
ariba e herida of ariba e arteria principal mas cerca die
herida. Di acuerdo cu Martinus: “Solamente si bo a
wordo entrena pa haci asina y/of condicionnan ta
demanda tal accion di bo banda (p.e. auto na candela),
no purba di saca un victima cu bo ta sospecha di por tin
herida di weso for di e vehiculo. Dafio permanente por
resulta di trato inapropia.”

Si un accidente pasa pafor di concesion di Lago na

momento cu un empleado ta cumpliendo cu asuntonan
di Compania cu auto alquila/ poseé pa Lago, polis oficial
di Aruba mester wordo yama inmediatamente. Polis di
Lago mester wordo avisd di e incidente asina cu
condicion permiti. Dos cos importante cu chauffeurnan
mester realiza ta cu ‘gentleman’s agreement
verbal) sin notificacion policial no ta aceptable, y tambe
cu mester mantené e autonan dene posicion di accidente
te ora cu un agente policial yega,”’ Martinus a comenta.

icuerdo

Maneha cu Seguridad

Ya cue total di 69 incidente di trafico ariba concesion di
Lago den 1982 ta wordo considera un cantidad excesivo
(mas cu cualquier afiliado den e region di Esso Inter
America), e enanrntients di Industrial Security en
cooperacion cu e Safety Section tin planea pa organiza
un curso den *’Maneha Defensivamente’. Den e
programa di mehoracion aki, chauffeurnan lo ser instrui
con pa "preveni accidente a pesar di accionnan
incorrecto di otronan y condicionnan desfavorable.”

E manual di Maneho cu Seguridad di National Safety
Council ta sifa studiantenan con pa reconocé y sea
constantemente consciente di e siguiente seis
condicionnan cu ta afecta seguridad den maneho di
vehiculo: luz (rayo di solo), tempo (yobida, neblina),
caminda (birada, hanchi smal, construccion), e vehiculo
die chauffeur (tire, freno, wiper di windshield cu algun
defecto), y e chauffeur mes (ati a, defecto den vista of
oido, alcohol y estado emocional- manera rabia,
preocupacion, miedo).

Den un esfuerzo pa reduci e incidencia di accidente, un
cooperacion mutuo ta esencial. Un factor basico pero
importante cu ta contribui na seguridad den trafico ta cu
re individuo mester mantené su mes estrictamente na
e leynan di trafico existente. ” E leynan di trafico cu ta ser
sigi ariba concesion di Lago ta e mesunnan cu ta aplica
na otro caminda rond Aruba,” Martinus a comenta.

Door di remedia of evita peligro, of tin bez solamente
door di paga mas atencion na situacionnan existente di
trafico, menos incidente di trafico y maneho di vehiculo
cu mas seguridad lo por resulta. Si John y otronan a wak
apropiadamente promer y mientras nan tabata back,
46% di tur accidente di trafico lo por a ser prevent.


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empleado y otronana sigi haya e opor tunidad di mehora
nan habilidadnan medio di
yrogramanan di mehoracion, entrenamento di gerencia,
seminario, programa di re mbolso educacional §y
yecanan cu Compania ta patrocina. Por ehemplo, dene
ultimo 25 ananan mas di 400 hende a haya beca pa

medio di Lago Scholarship Foundation

Miembro di Comunidad cont. di pag.

educacion pa





‘n vez di continua cu un hospital priva, una vez cu e
1ospital moderno a ser construi na Aruba, Compania a
desaroya un programa medico pa provee servicio medico
continuo na su empleadonan y nan familia nae clinica di
sago, e Hospital Oduber nobo of algun otro caminda.

Un otro cambio dramatico atravez di ahanan tabata cu
ya trabownan di verf/carpinteria y trabownan di
ion similar, cu tabata wordo haci na refineria
mes, awor Lago ta contrata, pa medio di empresanan
priva, cerca di 800 hende cu ta riba concesion di Lago na

cualquier ora



Den e 50 afianan cu a pasa desde cu Lago a cuminza
opera na Aruba, e isla a crece te na un nivel cu
ompanianan_priva gobierno a tuma encargo di

majoria di servicionan pa cual, anteriormente Lago, pa
necesidad, a asumi e responsabilidad directo. Lago a
curasha e curso aki pa reduci e dependencia grandi cu
comunidad tabatin ariba Compania. Como resultado, e
funcion di Lago a ser modifica, pero su contribucion
como miembro die comunidad Arubano a continua den
maneranan apropia pa un empresa priva. Esaki ta incluf
pero no ta limita na e empleo directo di mas cu 1300
empleado, e empleo indirecto di cientos di otronan y e
pago di Impuesto < orporativo.

Por ehemplo, di acuerdo cu Fritz Beaujon, Public
Relations Marketing Manager, Lago ta ser representa
den diferente comité gubernamental ariba e isla manera
e comité pa controla e derrame di crudo y e comité pa
busca alternativa di energia.’’ Lago tambe ta sirbi como
un fuente di informacion, conocimento y experiencia pa
un cantidad di studiante durante henter aha. Studiante
di school secundario na Aruba y studiantenan cu ta
studia den exterior hopi vez ta sigi entrenamento
practico na Lago. Pa curasha interes den ciencianan y
tecnologia moderno, Lago ta patrocina un Science Fait
pa schoolnan secundario kada pasa un ana.

“Nos ta haci donacion tambe pa_ yuda_ lanta
organizacion cu ta orienta na comunidad, of na esnan cu
ya kaba a mustra di ta responsabel den usa nan
recursonan como contribucion na comunidad.
Constantemente nos ta haya pedida pa donacion
cualnan nos ta repasd individualmente di acuerdo cu
nan meritonan individual,” Fritz a bisa. Tempo cu

ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7

Paul Badelek
Technical Department



banco di sanger tabata den fasenan di desaroyo, por
ehemplo, Lago a contribui cu un suma total pa yudé
cuminza. Awendia e banco di sanger ta un organizacion
cu ta sostené su mes. Material y sumanan total tambe a
ser otorga na algun Centro di Barrio y otronan. Casa
Cuna, ARSCA, Imelda Hof, Koningin Wilhelmina
Kankerfonds y YMCA ta algun organizacion cu Lago ta
asisti periodicamente.

Lago tambe ta patrocina programanan di deporte y otro
formanan di entretenimiento na television y di acuerdo
cu un aumento den enfasis ariba seguridad, e
programanan aki ta carga mesahenan relaciona na
seguridad manera tambe e programa di seguridad di
trafico cu Lago ta patrocina na Tele Aruba. Den e mesun
sentido, Compania ta sigi provee entrenamento den
paga candela pa organizacionnan ariba e isla incluyendo
e departamento di bomberos di gobierno.

Pero quizas e contribucion mas importante na e
comunidad ta ser haci pa hopi di e empleadonan di
Lago, kendenan ta contribui cu habilidadnan y talento
den organizaccionnan social ariba e isla (manera
FALPA, YMCA, Rode Kruis y Centro di Barrio).
Mientras cu e economia di Aruba a crece y a bira mas
diversifica, gobierno y agencianan y organizacionnan
privé a desaroyaé pa cumpli cu e necesidadnan di
comunidad. E funcion di Lago den e dia di awe ta di ser
un miembro corporativo constructivo di e comunidad.
E principio cu ta guia esey ta e curashamento di auto-
suficiencia den e comunidad, cual, despues de todo, ta e

comunidad di Lago tambe.
cont. from page 4)

Lago has also been sponsoring sports programs and other
entertainment programs on television and in accordance
with an increasing emphasis on safety, these programs
carry safety related messages as does the weekly Lago
sponsored traffic safety program on Tele Aruba. In this
vein, the Company also continues to provide fire training
for outside organizations including the government fire
department.







Community Member

But, perhaps, the most important contribution to the
community is made by many of Lago’s employees, who
contribute their skills and talents in social organizations
on the island (such as Falpa, YMCA, Rode Kruis and
Centro di Barrio’s).

As the economy of Aruba has grown and become more
diversified, government and private agencies and
organizations have developed to meet community needs.
Lago’s role today is to be a constructive corporate
member of the community. The guiding principle is the
encouragement of self-sufficiency within the community
which is, after all, Lago’s community too.


8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS APRIL 1983

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Dick Kummins
of Controller’s
is practicing his
perfect shot ...

The spirit of renovation
has been permeating the Esso
Club ... A new beauty parlor was recently "
opened under operations of Leonido Harms, a a ‘4
n graduate of the Rotterdam Hairdresser Academy ...
The Fitness Center is now in full operation with a total of
120 members since its March opening ... The lobby and bar of
the bowling alley have been completely renewed with

comfortable furniture and carpeting .... The
SSO ( lub reparations on the Lone Palm Softball

field have been completed and
Pos
rofile
the upgraded bar will soon
be reopened ...



William Person of Mechanical is using the
‘press bench’, one of the 19 pieces of
equipment in the Fitness Center ...