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Title: Aruba Esso news
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Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: September 1976
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles


VOL. 37 No. 9

September 1976

E. H. de I'lsle

R. L. Chiburle

Ernand de I'lsle di Technical; Olivier Habibe

Di Process Promovipa Senior Engineer Sept. 1

Efectivo September 1, 1976, Ernand
H. de 'lsle di Technical-Crude &
Products Coordination Division y Oli-
vier D. "Vi" Habibe di Process-Oil
Movements, Planning & Control a ser
promovi pa Senior Engineer.
Ernand ta cu Lago for di Januari
1974, tempo cu el a join Process En-
gineering Division como Contact En-
gineer pa Fuels Area. Despues el a
ser asigna den Light Ends Area te cu
November 1975 tempo cu el a trans-
feri pa C&PC Division, Short Range
Economics Section. Durante e perio-
do di Juli 1974 pa October 1975, Er-
nand tabata secretario di Safe Ope-
rations Committee. Recientemente
el a complete un asignacion durante
vacantie di otro persona den Pro-
cess-Light Ends Area.
Ernand a studia diez anja na Hu-
landa caminda el a haya su diploma
di HBS-B na 1966 y su grado di ba-
Vice President John R.
Gibbs presents Lago's
longest service em-
ployee Gregorio Wl-I
lems with his 43-year
service award at his
retirement dinner.

Vice Presldente John
R. Gibbs ta present
Lago su empleado cu
mas tanto servlcio
Gregorlo Willems cu
su emblem di 43 an-
ja dl servlclo na su
comemento dl retlro.

chiller y maestro den ingenieria qui-
mica na Universidad di Delft.
Durante cu el ta na Lago el a sigui
hopi curso, incluyendo Process De-
sign na Baytown, Process Economics
y Linear Programming.
Como parti di Lago su campanja
(Continua na pag. 4)

Gregorio Willems Ends

Richard Chiburis Promoted
To Section Head Facilities
Account.IFinancial Analysis
Effective September 1, 1976, Ri-
chard "Rich" L. Chiburis of Control-
ler's Payables / Receivables / Mar-
keting & Cost Division was'promoted
to Section Head of Facilities Accoun-
ting and Financial Analysis in the Fi-
nancial Accounting Division. In his
new position Rich is responsible for
material and fixed asset accounting,
budget coordination and financial
Rich joined Lago in June last year
as a Financial Analyst.
Before coming to Aruba he had
been employed with the Sandia Labo-
ratories in Albuquerque, New Mexi-
co, where he was assigned to satel-
lite systems research and feasibility
Other of Rich's business experience
(Continued on page 3)

43-Year Lago Career;

Attains Longest Service in Company History

On September 1, 1976, Gregorio
N. (Dodo) Willems of Process-Fuels
Division ended an impressive career
of over 43 years as an active Lago
employee. Dodo, who was honored
at a retirement dinner at the Esso
Club on September 2, was presented
with his service emblem and certifi-
cate by Vice President J. R. Gibbs in
the presence of Process Department

representatives, his wife Yustina and
a son, Dominico.
Dodo, who just turned 60 this
month, looks back on his long Com-
pany service with deep satisfaction,
but also with some nostalgia. He re-
calls how he joined the Labor De-
partment way back in 1933 as a 16-
year-old, and how he subsequently
worked as a Driver Helper and opera-
ted tractors, trucks, and one of the
Company's seven locomotives. Later
he was to work in the Pipe Craft,
Welding Craft and Leadburning Craft.
In 1942, during the war, Dodo be-
gan working in the Acid & Edeleanu
Plant area, his favorite spot, he says,
because: "I witnessed its construc-
tion and remained all these years
with it until 1971 when the Edeleanu
Plant became obsolete and the Acid
Plant became part of the SAR unit."
He spent most of his service years in
this area where he advanced from
Controlman to Assistant Operator in
1946, and from Operator in 1962 to
Shift Foreman in 1965.
In reminiscing over his long career,
(Continued on page 3)


WSeptember 1976


Senior Editor: A. Werleman Photographs by: Joe's Photographic Service
Editor: Mrs. L 1. de Cuba Printer : Verenlgde Antllllaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Ernand de I'lsle of Technical; Olivier Habibe

Of Process Promoted to Senior Engineer Sept. 1

Effective September 1, 1976, Er-
nand H. de I'lsle of Technical-Crude
& Products Coordination Division and
Olivier D. "Vi" Habibe of Process-Oil
Movements, Planning & Control were
promoted to Senior Engineer.
Ernand has been with Lago since
January 1974, when he joined the Pro-
cess Engineering Division as a Con-
tact Engineer for the Fuels Area. He
was later assigned to the Light Ends
Area until November 1975 when he
transferred to the C&PC Division,
Short Range Economics Section. Du-
ring the period July 1974 to October
1975, Ernand was Secretary of the
Safe Operations Committee. He re-
cently completed an assignment as a
vacation relief in the Process-Light
Ends Area.
Ernand studied ten years in Hol-
land where he obtained his HBS-B di-
ploma in 1966 and his bachelor's and
master's degree in chemical engi-
neering at the Delft University.
While at Lago, Ernand has follow-

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ed many courses, including Pro-
cess Design in Baytown, Process
Economics and Linear Programming.
As part of Lago's Energy Conserva-
tion campaign last year, he also gave
lectures to graduate classes of se-
veral schools. During the past year,
Ernand taught chemistry, physics and
mechanics in the evening at the John
F. Kennedy School.
Ernand and his wife Trynke have
two children: Mike (8) and Marny (6).
The family is planning a trip to Dis-
ney World on Ernand's next vacation.
Vi also joined Lago in 1974 and
his first assignment was in Pro-
cess Engineering as Contact Engi-
neer for the Pipestill units. Late
1975 he was assigned as Contact En-
gineer for the HDS units and early
1976 he moved to the Economics &
Planning Division.
Vi has been with the Oil Move-
ments, Planning & Control Section
since February this year.
Vi studied in Holland at the St.


Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
~- --

The above MPT employees, all Lago Vocational School gra-
duates, completed their 30th service anniversary with Lago on
September 2. Following a short ceremony in the Executive Con-
ference Room where they were presented their service awards
by Vice President J. R. Gibbs, they posed for this picture in the
G.O.B. Lobby: They are, front row (I to r): Martines Leo, Ra-
mon Hodge, Marciano Robert, Pedro J. Irausquin and Juan N.
ThiJsen. Back row, (I to r): Emiterlo Werleman, Placldo Vrolijk,
Emillano Trimon, Feliz M. Fingal, Hieronimo Amaya, Carmelo
Lacle, Luis S. F. Anjie, Marlo Dania, Gulllermo Arendsz and
Luls R. Glel.

Part of the group of covered employees who celebrated their
30-year service anniversary, is shown here : 1. V. R. Ridderstap,
2. Kenneth Johnstone, 3. Hyacintho B. Christlaans, 4. Andres A.
Bermudez, 5. Luis D. Glel, 6. Luis B. Geerman, 7. Jose H. Kool-
man, 8. Damasco Vrolijk, 9. Leandro S. Tromp, 10. Yrad A. II-
lidge, 11. Adelberto Petrocchi, 12. Alberto Penja, 13. Joseph Pe-
ters, 14. Isildo Kelly, 15. Braullo E. Wester, 16. Pablo Flemming,
17. Prisllano R. Kock, 18. Jozef Tromp, 19. Laurent A. Connor,
20. Juan D. Semeleer, 21. Alefandro I. Boezem and 22. Marco-
lino Chrlstlaans.


Cuarenta y Siete Empleado
Ta Record 30 Anja Den
Servicio di Lago Sept. 2
Un record cantidad di cuarenta y
site empleado di Compania a cele-
bra nan di 30 aniversario di servicio
ariba September 2 ultimo, acumulan-
do asina un total di 1410 anja di ser-
vicio. E grupo aki, cu ta esun di mas
grand cu a yega di ser honr6 ariba
un solo dia, ta pertenece na e Klas
di 1946 di School di Ofishi di Lago.
E 47 empleadonan aki ta inclui 15
miembro di gerencia y 32 empleado
cubri pa contract. Segun departa-
mento nan ta parti den : 19 for di Me-
chanical, 17 for di Process, 10 for di
Technical y uno for di Controller's.
E empleadonan cubri pa contract
tabata huespedes di Vice President
J. R. Gibbs, nan gerente di departa-
mento y superintendent di division
den Sala di Cpnferencia di Oficina
Principal ariba September 2. E mes-
un dia ey; e miembronan di gerencia
a ser recibi pa Vice Presidente J. R.
Gibbs, nan gerente di departamento
y superintendent di division. Ambos
grupo a recibi nan emblema y certi-
ficado di servicio na es occasion aki.
Maarten's Lyceum from 1958 to 1963
and at the School for Analysts in
Amsterdam where he obtained his
Chemical Analyst diploma in 1965.
After returning to Aruba and work-
ing three years at the Aruba Chemi-
cal Industries (ACI) as a Laboratory
(Continued on page 7)

September 1976



September 1976

Gregoro Wlllems (2nd right) was honored at a retirement dinner at the Esso Club on
September 1. His guests were department representatives, family members, while his
host was Lago Vice President John R. Gibbs, seated at right The other guests are:
Luis R. Giel, Mrs. Yustlna Willems, Frankle Kock, Fuels Division Superintendent Jorge
Aviles, Dominico Willems, Process Manager Oysteln Dahle.

Gregorio Willems
(Continued from page 1)
Dodo says: "In the beginning work
was to me what it is to most people:
a source of income, an obligation, a
responsibility towards my family and
the Company. Over the years, how-
ever, as I grew with the Company, I
became part of it, and the Company
a part of me, and I came to view work
as a recreation, an opportunity to be
of service and to have contact with
all kinds of people: from my supe-
riors to co-workers, engineers and
technicians to young plant trainees. I
enjoyed working with them all."
"Each decade since I came here
has had its importance. Between
1933 and 1943, I gained work expe-
rience and saw war in action when
the refinery was shelled. From 1943
to 1953, the continuation of war, the
black-out periods, but also Lago's
boom era when it operated at peak
capacity to "Make Hitler Boil In Lago
Oil" as was the slogan then. The fol-
lowing ten years brought new units
and processes, the modernization of
the refinery through automation. From
1963 to date, I have seen the con-
struction and operation of the hydro-
desulfurization complex, huge tanks,
two impressive reef berths, and the
arrival of enormous tankers, such as
the VLCC's and now recently the
Dodo speaks with pride when he
considers himself a part of Lago,
such as his father Aldelbertus (with
27 years of service), and brothers An-
gelico (31), Luis (24) and Crismo (36)
have been. Crismo is still employed
in the Process-Fuels, Primary Units/

Ends Long Career I
ROC/LE. So far, the Willems family
has accumulated more than 160 years
of service with the Company. The tra-
dition to work at Lago seems to end
with Dodo in his own household, how-
ever. None of his six children have
followed his footsteps to the refinery.
Most of them have made a career
completely unrelated to the petroleum
An optimist, Dodo looks upon
his retirement as another phase of
life. "Nothing last forever", he says.
Very young at heart and full of zest
and vitality, he plans to keep active
at home or elsewhere wherever
he can be useful. He also plans to
travel, tend to his garden and go fish-
ing or just enjoy life.
"Wherever I am and whatever I may
be doing, I will never be too far away
from what I consider home and a big
part of my life: Lago."

Chiburis Promoted
(Continued from page 1)
includes development of a managerial
planning and control system for the
Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia.
Rich has a B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from the University of
Nebraska and a master's degree from
the Stanford University in California,
obtained in 1970. In 1975, Rich re-
ceived his master's degree in Busi-
ness Administration from the Wharton
Graduate School of the University of
A member of the Toastmaster Club
of Aruba, Rich enjoys tennis, swim-
ming and cycling in his leisure hours.

Gregorio Willems Ta Termina
Carera di 43 Anja; Cu Mas
Servicio den Historia di Lago
Ariba September 1, 1976, Gregorio
N. (Dodo) Willems di Process-Fuels
Division a terminal un carera impre-
sionante di mas cu 43 anja como un
empleado active di Lago. Dodo, ken-
de a ser honrA na un comemento di
retire na Esso Club ariba September
2, a recibi su emblema y certificado
di servicio di Vice Presidente J. R.
Gibbs den presencia di representan-
tes di Departamento di Process, su
casA Yustina y un yiu homber, Domi-
Dodo, kende a caba di cumpli 60
anja e luna aki, ta mira bek cu satis-
faccion ariba su servicio largo cu
Compania, pero tambe cu un poco
nostalgia. El ta record com el a
cuminza traha den Labor Department
na 1933 como much homber di 16
anja, y com despues el a traha como
ayudante di chofer y a opera tractor,
trucknan, y uno di Compania su siete
locomotiefnan. Mas despues el a tra-
ha den Pipe Craft, Welding Craft y
Leadburning Craft.
Na 1942, durante di guerra, Dodo a
cuminza traha den distrito di Acid &
Edeleanu Plant, su lugar favorite, el
ta bisa, pasobra: "Mi a presencia su
construction y a keda tur e anjanan
aki cu n'6 te na 1971 tempo cu Ede-
leanu Plant a bira anticuado y cu e
Acid Plant a bira parti di SAR." El
a traha mayoria di su anjanan di ser-
vicio den e distrito aki caminda el a
avanza di Controlman pa Assistant
Operator na 1946, y di Operator na
1962 pa Shift Foreman na 1965.
Recordando su carera largo, Dodo
ta bisa: "Na principio trabao tabata
pa mi loque e ta pa mayoria di hende:
un medio di bida, un obligacion, un
responsabilidad na mi familiar y
Compania. Segun anjanan a bai pa-
sando, sinembargo, y ami a crece cu
Compania, mi a bira parti di dje, y
Compania un parti di mi, y mi a cu-
minza mira trabao como recreation,
un oportunidad di presta servicio y
di tin contact cu tur clase di perso-
na: for di superiornan pa companjero-
nan di trabao, ingenieronan y tecnico-
nan te na estudiantenan den plant.
Mi a goza di traha cu nan tur."
"Cada decade for di tempo cu mi
a bini aki tabatin su importancia. En-
tre 1933 y 1943 mi a haya experiencia
di trabao y mi a mira guerra den ac-
cion tempo cu nan a shell refineria.
For di 1943 pa 1953, e continuacion
di guerra, periodonan di blackout, pe-
ro tambe Lago su epoca di prosperi-
dad, tempo cu e tabata opera na ca-
(Continua na pag. 6)



Twenty- Eight Months of
Study Earn Laurent Connor

Welders' Certificate from ICS
Laurent A. Connor of Technical -
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment
Inspection Section is the proud hol-
der of a Combination Welders certi-
ficate from ICS. Laurent was re-
cently presented with his certificate
by E.I.S. Head Raymond L. Peterson
in the presence of Division Superin-
tendent Martin Lesh and co-workers,
who congratulated him on this fine
The Combination Welders certifica-
te represents many hours of study
and dedication during approximately
twenty-eight months, and most of all,
Laurent's desire to progress in his
work. An Engineering Assistant A
assigned as unit inspector in the Fuels
Division, Laurent's work also involves
inspection of welding jobs and quali-
fying Lago and contractor's person-
nel for specific welding jobs.
The 25-unit course, which is direct-
ly applicable to this part of his job,
has served to enhance his knowledge
and practical work experience in his
daily activities, giving him a better
understanding of all aspects of his
job and enabling him to carry out his
daily duties more efficiently.
A 1950 apprentice graduate, Lau-
rent worked in all the welding cate-
gories in the Mechanical Department,
and was an acting Mechanical Super-
visor before his transfer to E.I.S. last
He is currently following a Metal-
lurgy of Welding & Joining corres-
pondence course from the Metals
Engineering Institute, and has com-
pleted an English Writing Course and
an Elementary Math course, both from
the Bennett College in England.

I t


Laurent A. Connor (left)
Is congratulated here by
Equipment Head Raymond
L. Peterson, who hands
him his Combination Wel-
ders Certificate from ICS.


Laurent A. Connor (robez)
ta ser felicita aki door dl
Hefe di Equipment Inspec-
tion Section Raymond L.
Peterson, kende ta entre-
guele e Combination Wel-
ders diploma dl ICS.

Studio na Cas Durante Binti-Ocho Luna Ta Trece

Diploma di Combinacion di Weld pa L. Connor

Laurent A. Connor di Technical -
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment
Inspection Section ta e donjo orgu-
yoso di un diploma di Combinacion
di Weld di ICS. Laurent recientemen-
te a ser presentA cu su certificado
door di Hefe di E.I.S. Raymond L. Pe-
terson den presencia di Division Su-
perintendent Martin Lesh y su com-
panjeronan di trabao, kendenan a fe-
licitele pa local el a logra.
E certificado di Combinacion di
Weld ta represent hopi hora di es-
tudio y dedicacion durante aproxi-
madamente binti-ocho luna, y mas
tanto, e ta represent Laurent su de-
seo di progress den su trabao. Un
Engineering Assistant A asignA como
inspector di unidadnan den Fuels Di-
vision, Laurent su trabao tambe ta
involve inspection di trabaonan di
welding y e qualificacion di personal
di Lago y di contratista pa trabaonan

especifico di welding.
E curso di 25 unidad, cual ta di-
rectamente aplicable na parti di su
trabao, a sirbi pa mehora su conoci-
miento y experiencia practice di tra-
bao den su actividadnan diario, du-
nando'e mehor comprendemento di
tur aspect di su trabao y haciendo
possible pa e cumpli su trabao mas
Un graduado di aprendiz na 1950,
Laurent a traha den tur categoria di
welding den Mechanical Department,
y el tabata un Mechanical Supervisor
interino promer cu su traslado pa E.
I.S. anja past.
Actualmente el ta siguiendo un cur-
so di corespondencia "Metallurgy of
Welding & Joining" di Metals Engi-
neering Institute, y el a complete un
curso di Skirbimento Ingles y un cur-
so di Matemttica Elemental, ambos
for di Bennett College di Inglaterra.

j De I'sle, Habibe A Ser Promovi
(ContinuB di pag. 1)

di Conservacion di Energia anja pa-
sa, tambe el a tene various discurso
pa klasnan di MAVO-4 na various
Ernand y su casa Trynke tin dos
yiu : Mike (8) y Marny (6). E familiar
ta plan un trip pa Disney World ariba
Ernand su proximo vacantie.
Vi tambe a join Lago na 1974 y su
promer asignacion tabata den Pro-
cess Engineering Division como Con-
tact Engineer pa Pipestill units. Mas
laat na 1975 el a ser asigna como
Contact Engineer pa HDS units y na
promer parti di 1975 el a muda pa
Economics & Planning Division. Vi ta

cu Oil Movements, Planning & Con-
trol Section for di Februari anja past.

Vi a studia na Hulanda na St. Maar-
ten's Lyceum for di 1958 pa 1963 y na
School pa Analista na Amsterdam ca-
minda el a haya su diploma pa Ana-
lista Quimico na 1965.

Despues di bolbe na Aruba y a tra-
ha tres anja na Aruba Chemical In-
dustries (ACI) como un Tdcnico di
Laboratorio, Vi a bai Merca pa conti-
nua su studio na 1968. Cu un beca
di Lago el a haya su grado di bachil-
ler den Ingenieria Quimica na Uni-
versidad di South Carolina na 1972.

El a recibi su grado di Maestro for di
Louisiana State University na 1973.
Vi ta un miembro di AIChE y tambe
di Tau Beta Pi, un Sociedad Nacional
di Honor pa Ingenieronan.

Durante cu el ta traha na Lago el a
sigui curso di Process Design na
Baytown, y despues el tabata instruc-
tor pa e curso aki na Lago. Tambe
el a sigui cursonan den Process Eco-
nomics y Linear Programming.

Den su tempo liber el ta gusta lan-
da y hunga tennis. Vi y su casa An-
tonieta y yiunan Michael (11) y Ray-
mond (10) ta biba na Santa Cruz.


September 1976

September 1

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Assisted by Fire Chief Jaclnto Harms, Lago's first female engineer Edna Farro "leads" a
S group of firefighters trainees putting out a fire during a training program conducted for
ACI and Lago IBM and Oil Movements personnel.

Aslsti door di Hefe di Bomberos Jacinto Ha
Edna Farro ta "encabeza" un grupo di perso
cu ta pagando un candela durante

Petite Edna Farro Faces

During Training in Fire
A tiny figure in a bulky bunker coat
and oversized boots and gloves scur-
rying along the Fire Training Facilities
recently drew the special attention of
a group of fire trainees and the Fire
Section personnel. The little face
poking from under the safety hat and
protective shield identified the small
figure as that of Edna Farro, our first
female engineer, who was experienc-
ing what it is like to be a fireman
As part of an orientation program
which serves to introduce newly em-
ployed engineers to the various as-
pects of the Company, Edna earlier
visited the Industrial Security Division
and had observed a training program
going on for ACI and Lago IBM and
Oil Movements personnel. Finding
the practice interesting and wanting
to experience it personally she obtain-
ed permission to participate in the
eight-hour course.
Edna was introduced to the diffe-
rent fire fighting equipment, their va-
rious uses, and in all, the theoretical
part was no problem. The difficulty
arose with the selection of protective
wearing apparel for her. The smal-
lest size still proved too big for her.
Barely 5 ft. tall and tipping the scales
at a mere 100 Ibs, Edna is small-bon-
ed and fragile-looking, but neither her
size nor other inconveniences discou-
raged her. With baggy coveralls fol-
ded around her waist and held toge-
ther with a belt, the heavy bunker
coat and too-large boots, big gloves,
and fireman's helmet, Edna waddled

rms, Lago su promer ingeniero femenina
nal di ACI, IBM y Oil Movements dl Lago
un programs di entrenamento.

Flames, Heavy Smoke

Fighting Techniques
off to confront a blaze. With the al-
most fatherly assistance from Fire
Chief Chin Harms, and under the
watchful eyes of Industrial Services
Administrator Jim Brooke, she put out
a small gasoline strip fire with a 20-
Ib dry chemical fire extinguisher.
Along with a group of male trainees
she also battled against a fire, strain-
ing and struggling with the heavy wa-
ter-filled hoses in upwind and down-
wind directions. She participated in
the entire training program, including
entering alone in the smoke house
wearing the heavy Scott Air-Pak.
Later, with wet strands of hair stick-
ing to her perspiring face, exhausted
(Continued on page 7)

Ma- --"-:

4- S'

Edna Farro Ta Enfrenta Vlam
Grandiy Huma Pisa Durante
Curse pa Sinja Paga Candela
Un figure chikito den un bachi diki
y pisA, cu laarsnan y handschoen de-
masiado grand moviendo rapidamen-
te den e facilidadnan di Sinja Paga
Candela recientemente a atrae aten-
cion special di un grtpo di persona-
nan den entrenamento y e personal
di Fire Section.
E cara chikito cual tabata sail for
di bao di e sombre di seguridad y ca-
pa protective a identifica e figure
chikito como Edna Farro, nos promer
ingeniero femenino, kende tabata ex-
perencia kico ta ser un bombero(a).
Como parti di un program di
orientacion cual ta sirbi pa introduce
ingenieronan nobo na varies aspec-
to di Compania, Edna anteriormente
a bishita Industrial Security Division
y a observe un program di entrena-
mento tumando lugar pa personal di
ACI y Lago IBM y Oil Movements.
Hayando e prtctica interesante y de-
seando di tuma part den dje perso-
nalmente el a obtene permiso pa par-
ticipa den e curso di ocho hora.
Edna a ser introduce na e diferen-
te equiponan di paga candela, nan
various uso, y en general, e parti teo-
r6tico no tabata ningun problema. E
dificultad a surgi cu e selection di
e panjanan protective p'61e. E ta-
manjo mas chikito ainda a result mu-
cho grand p'6. Apenas cinco pia
halto y cu un peso di solamente 100
liber, Edna tin weso chikito y ta mus-
tra fragil, pero ni su tamanjo ni otro
inconveniencianan a discurash'dle. Cu
coverall grand dobl& rond di su cin-
tura y teni cu un faha, e bachi pisi
y laarsnan much grand, handschoen
grand, sombre di seguridad y un pro-
teccion pa su cara, Edna a camna un
(ContinuA na pag. 8)

Edna here puts out a
small gasoline strip fire
with a 20-lb dry chemical
fire extinguisher, while
Jacinto Harms supervises
the operation.


Aki Edna ti paga un can-
dela chikito di gasoline
cu un aparato di paga
candela qulmico seco dl
20 liber, mientras cu Ja-
clnto Harms ta supervise
loque e ta had.



ARUBA ESSO NEWS September 1971


George B. Alders (2nd left) of Technical-La-
boratories, Inspection Section, following pre-
sentation of his 30-year service emblem and
certificate on July 19.

Manuel Carrera (I) of Mechanical Mate-
rials Is the recipient of a 25-year service
watch on his anniversary August 1.

Saly E. Haime (2nd left) of Controller's-
Community Services after receiving his
30-year service emblem and certificate
on August 19.

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In picture at far left, Dean V.
Thompson of the Seroe Colorado
Schools displays his 25-year service
watch presented to him on his ser-
vice anniversary August 23. At
left, Miguel Carrasquero of Mecha-
nical Metal Trades (2nd right) Is
congratulated as he is handed his
25-year service watch on the occa-
sion of his anniversary August 29.

Gregorio Willems Ta Termina Carera Largo
(ContinuA di pag. 3)

pacidad mAximo pa haci "Hitler Her-
be den Azeta di Lago" manera taba-
ta e lema e tempo ey.

E siguiente diez anjanan a trece
unidadnan y procesonan nobo, e mo-
dernizacion di refineria door di auto-
matizacion. For di 1963 te awor, mi
a mira e construction y operation di
e compleho di Hidrodesulfurizacion,
tankinan grand, dos reef berth im-
Dresionante, y e yegada dj tankero-
nan enorme, manera e VLCCnan y
mas recientemente, e ULCCnan."

Dodo ta papia cu orguyo ora cu el

consider su mes parti di Lago, ma-
nera su tata Adelbertus (cu 27 anja
di servicio) y rumannan Angelico (31),
Luis (24) y Crismo (36) tambe tabata.
Crismo ainda ta emple4 den Process-
Fuels, Primary Units/ROC/LE. Te
awor, familiar Willems a acumula mas
cu 160 anja di servicio cu Compania.
E tradition di su propio familiar pa
traha na Lago ta parce di a terminal
cu Dodo, sinembargo.

Lastimamente, ningun di su seis
yiunan a sigi su pasonan den re-
fineria. Mayoria di nan a eligi un ca-
rera completamente no-relacionA cu

industrial petrolera.
Un homber optimist, Dodo ta mi-
ra su retire como un otro fase den bi-
da. "Nada ta dura pa semper" el ta
bisa. Hoben di curazon y yen di
energia y vitalidad, el tin plan pa si-
gi active tanto na cas como na
otro lugar caminda cu el por ta
util. Tambe el tin plan pa biaha,
cuida su hoffi y bai pisca y djis goza
di bida.

"Unda cu mi ta y kiko cu lo mi ta
haciendo, nunca lo mi ta much leuw
for di loque mi ta consider cas y un
parti grandi di mi bida: Lago."

At far left, a 30-year service
award is presented to Alberto
Kock of Process Oil Move-
ments, Black Oils on his anni-
versary July 20. In left picture,
Anselmo Tromp of Mechanical-
Equipment Operators, receives
his 30-year award on July 26.

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September 1976

Careful Studies, Adequate Measures Underway

To Cut Down Flaring
A refinery-wide study to reduce
flaring of gas at Lago has been un-
derway for the past several months
as part of the energy conservation,
oil loss reduction and environmental
control programs.
Flaring is the release of gas into
the flares and represents a signifi-
cant loss of valuable petroleum pro-
ducts. Yet, refinery flares are of ut-
most importance because they are
essentially a safety feature. There
are four such flare structures at La-
go: one concrete and three Eiffel to-
wer-like structures which are conspi-
cuous by their height and small pilot
light at the top of each flare.
All process units are connected to
one of these flare networks. When-
ever there are mechanical failures or
operational upsets at a given unit, for
example, during a compressor or unit
shutdown, excess gas, which would
normally have been used in the pro-
cessing operation, has to be flared.
This flaring prevents high pressure
build-up of gas which could cause a
fire or equipment damage. The ex-
cess gas, therefore, is voluntarily re-
leased either manually by a process
operator through a control system, or
automatically through a safety valve
into the network. When the gas rea-
ches the tip of the flare it is ignited
by a small fuel gas pilot light, causing
combustion. This is the bright flame
seen occasionally atop the flare
stacks. Because gas is normally in-
visible, the only indication outside
of the controlhouse that gas is be-
ing released is through the flame.

S De I'lsle, Habibe
(Continued from page 2)
Technician, Vi left for the U.S.A. to
continue his studies in 1968. With a
Lago Scholarship grant he obtained
his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineer-
ing at the University of South Carolina
in 1972. He received his master's de-
gree from the Louisiana State Univer-
sity in 1973. Vi is a member of AIChE
and also the Tau Beta Pi, a National
Engineering Honor Society in the U.
During his Lago employment he
followed a Process Design Cour-
se in Baytown, and later served as
instructor for the course at Lago. He
has also followed courses in Process
Economics and Linear Programming.
In his spare time he enjoys swim-
ming and playing tennis. Vi and his
wife Antonieta and sons Michael (11)
and Raymond (10) live in Santa Cruz.

Losses in the Refinery
To prevent a pollution problem
caused by excess smoke and lumi-
nous flames, an operator at the con-
trolhouse injects steam into the flare
to control smoke emissions and re-
duce flame size. All Lago's flares
have been provided with a smokeless
tip, and steam is injected to guaran-
tee a clean environment. Too much
steam, however, could cause disturb-
ing popping or warbling sounds which
waste steam and result in excessive
Flaring losses have been conside-
rably reduced as a result of the in-
creased emphasis on the oil loss and
energy conservation programs and
the resultant checking of operations
and equipment in the refinery.
Further reduction in a joint effort
by the Process and Technical Depart-
ments could be accomplished by the
employment of the following key
guidelines :
Refrain from sending gas to the
flare network except in emergency or
abnormal situations.
When flaring does occur, its
source should be quickly identified
and efforts should be made to elimi-
nate it. This would help in detecting

Petite Edna Farro Faces
(Continued froi
from the practice and the heavy cloth-
ing, and with hands aching from the
clumsy gloves, Edna smiled happily
from the unique experience.
"Would you consider becoming a
volunteer firefighter?" she was ask-
ed, to which she replied, "I would
REALLY have to think a lot about
that, but the training was fun and
quite an experience. I can now cer-
tainly appreciate the worthwhile job

One of Lago's four flares.
Uno di Lago su cuatro flare.

leaking safety valves and block val-
ves in addition to those situations
where voluntary release is necessary.
When flaring has stopped, the
steam to the flare tops should be re-
duced so that new flaring incidents
can be quickly recognized. This
would also reduce steam consump-
tion at the flares.
The above responsibility would fall
(Continued on page 8)

S Antonio G. Geerman, Light
Ends Panel Operator at the
Refinery Operation Control-
house here injects steam Into
the flare system to reduce
smoke emission.

Antonio G. Geerman, Panel
Operator di Light Ends na Re-
finery Operation Controlhouse
aki ta injects steam den e sis-
tema di flare pa reduce emi-
sion di hums.

Flames, Heavy Smoke
m page 5)
of a fireman".
A recent chemical engineering gra-
duate, Edna feels she is learning a
lot about the petroleum industry
every day. As part of her assignment
in the Energy Conservation Group she
already entered and inspected furna-
ces, and while on an orientation vi-
sit to the Oil Movements Division, she
had the opportunity to go on board a




Richard Chiburis Promovi
Pa Hefe di Seccion den
Controller's Department
Efectivo September 1, 1976, Richard
"Rich" L. Chiburis di Controller's -
Payables / Receivables / Marketing
& Cost Division a ser promovi pa He-
fe di Seccion di Facilities Accounting
and Financial Analysis den Financial
Accounting Division. Den su posi-
sion nobo, Rich ta responsible pa
accounting di material y capital fijo,
coordinacion di presupuesto y andli-
sis di financial.
Rich a bin traha na Lago na Juni
anja pasa como un Financial Analyst.
Promer cu el a bini Aruba el tabata
empleA na Sandia Laboratories na Al-
buquerque, New Mexico, caminda el
a ser asigna na investigation y posi-
bilidad di sistemanan satellite.
Otro di Rich su experiencianan ta
inclui e desaroyo di planeamento y
sistema di control di gerencia pa
Scott Paper Company na Philadelphia.
Rich tin un grado di bachiller den
ingenieria el6ctrica for di Universidad
di Nebraska y un grado di maestro
for di Stanford University na Califor-
nia. Na 1975, Rich a recibi su grado
di maestro den Administracion Co-
mercial for di Wharton Graduate
School, Universidad di Philadelphia.
Un miembro di Aruba Toastmasters,
Rich ta gusta hunga tennis, landa y
corre bicicleta den su ora liber.

S Flaring Losses
(Continued from page 7)
mainly in the hands of process opera-
tors who would have to make the ne-
cessary adjustments on their units to
control excessive flaring. Plans for
the future include training process
personnel on various techniques to
avoid flaring.
Additionally, the Technical Depart-
ment, with the assistance of Exxon
Engineering, is working on a series
of projects to reduce flaring losses.
These include: re-piping of gas now
being released to the flare into the re-
finery fuel gas system for consump-
tion in refinery furnaces. debottle-
necking the Process unit control sys-
tems which frequently release to the
flare, improving controls on steam to
the flare tips, better visual monitoring
of flare tips by either installation of
mirrors and/or closed circuit televi-
sion, etc., and the installation of com-
pression facilities to recover gas now
sent to the flare network and recycle
this gas back to a useful purpose.
Calvin Assang of Process Techni-
cal Services has been coordinating
the Technical Department flare reduc-
tion project activities.

Erik R. Bruyn Joins Technical Department

As an Engineer in Mechanical Engineering

Edna Ta Sinja
(Continua di pag. 5)
poco dificil pa bai enfrenta e cande-
la. Cu e asistencia casi paternal di
Hefe di Bomberos Chin Harms, y bao
di e vigilancia di Industrial Services
Administrator Jim Brooke, el a paga
un candela chikito di gasoline cu un
aparato pa paga candela quimico di
20 liber. Hunto cu un grupo di hom-
bernan cu a ser entrena Edna tambe
a combat un candela, forzando y lu-
chando cu e hoosnan pisa y yen di
awa den direccionnan di biento y con-
tra biento. El a participa den henter
e program incluyendo drenta su so
den e "smoke house" bistiendo e
Scott Air-Pak pisa.
Despues, cu drachinan di cabei mu-
hA pegA na su cara sodA, cansA di e
prActica y di e panjanan pisa, cu

Erik received his HBS-B diploma at
Colegio Arubano in 1972.
Erik has been assigned to the In-
strument and Electrical Engineering

On September 9, 1976, Erik R.
Bruyn joined Lago as an Engineer in
Technical-Mechanical Engineering Di-
Erik studied with a Lago Scholar-
ship Foundation grant at the Univer-
sity of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he
obtained his B.S. degree in Electri-
cal Engineering. In May 1974, Erik
was chosen to participate in an un-
dergraduate program at Oklahoma
State University in an energy related
research program. Because of cre-
dits received in this program, by at-
tending summer sessions and through
advanced credits received, Erik com-
pleted his studies in three years in
the fall of 1975.
He continued his study with an
LSF grant at Purdue University and
after one year he earned his Master's
degree in Electrical Engineering in
August this year.
A student of Mon Plaisir School,

Section where he will be handling
both project and contract work.

Combat Candela
mannan dolor di e handschoennan in-
c6modo, Edna a hari felizmente di e
experiencia inico aki.
"Lo Bo consider bira un bombero
voluntario?" nan a puntr'ele, na cual
el a contest, "Lo mi mester pensa
REALMENTE hopi ariba esey, pero
e entrenamento tabata divertido y un
bon experiencia. Awor mi por aprecia
e trabao valioso di un bombero.
Un reciente graduado di ingenie-
ria quimica, Edna ta sinti cu el ta
sinjando hopi diariamente tocante di
industrial petrolera. Como parti di su
asignacion den Energy Conservation
Group ya caba el a drenta y inspect
fornunan, y durante di un bishita di
orientacion den Oil Movements Divi-
sion, el tabatin e oportunidad di bai
abordo di un VLCC.

The new Miss Aruba
Is Eldrid Oduber elec-
ted at the Americana
Hotel on September
18. She will represent
our island in the Miss
\ Universe Pageant next
year. At left Is second
runner-up Mayra Leon,
Miss Amity and Miss
Tourism. At right is
outgoing Miss Aruba,
Pamela Brown, while
at far right is first run-
ner-up Maureen We.
ver, Miss Bikini.


Erik R. Bruyn

September 1976