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University of Houston. Garacci, Ben - Garacci video, 1 of 1. November 21, 2002. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 31, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/303/show/1536.

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Title Garacci, Ben
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Wiltz, Steven, interviewer
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, project
Date November 21, 2002
Description This is an oral history interview with Ben Garacci conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Originally from Franklin, Ben Garacci first forayed in the oilfield as a roughneck with Humble Oil in 1948 and worked out of Grand Isle. Wanting to be home at night, he left the industry for a bit, but after he found he made much less money, went back into the industry by taking a job with Rowan Drilling Company. After two years and feeling that he was being passed up for promotions, he took a job with a smaller drilling company; when they looked like they were going to go under, he rehired with Rowan and stayed with them about six years. At that time he hired on with Movable Offshore (later Teledyne Movable Offshore). He started out as a driller and then became a toolpusher, where he spent some time overseas in Nigeria. In 1970 he was promoted to superintendent and later went to Singapore where he acted as project engineer on the construction of a number of rigs. When he returned to the area, he was promoted to assistant operations manager, where he stayed until he retired in 1992, after 30 years with Movable. After retiring, he worked as a private consultant helping to move rigs.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Garacci, Ben
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Moving Image
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Garacci video, 1 of 1
Format (IMT)
  • video/mp4
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, CD/DVD Box 3, HHA 00188
File Name hhaoh_201207_053c.mp4
Access File Run Time 00:54:59