LAGCOE Looey

For the first show, the symbol was a cartoon character in a hard hat, coveralls and a five o’clock shadow called "Lafayette Looey,” the forerunner of LAGCOE Looey. The first Looey was Lyle Cummins.

The inaugural program described Looey as "a funny guy...he works in an oil field, he uses your tools, eats your food and sleeps in your bed. He’s an ordinary Joe -- or Looey -- maybe sporting a week’s growth of beard after finishing up a long shift out on the rigs. He’s here to clean up, sleep up, then see the show and meet his bosses and his bosses’ bosses and their customers. He’s one of your best customers, whomever you are.”

Over the years, as technology advanced and as the industry became more knowledge-oriented, the initial description of Looey declined in accuracy, but he remained the exuberant symbol of the working oil man.In 1957, "Lafayette Looey" became "LAGCOE Looey."

LAGCOE LOOEY 2013
Alfred J. Thomas II
CETA, Inc.
 

Past LAGCOE LOOEYS

  • 2011 --- Dwight S. "Bo" Ramsay - Aries Marine
  • 2009 — Frank W. Harrison Jr. - Optimistic Oil Company
  • 2007 — C. Paul Hilliard - Badger Oil Corporation
  • 2005 — C. Paul Hilliard - Badger Oil Corporation
  • 2003 — John E. Chance - C&C Technologies
  • 2001 — Gloria Knox - Oil Properties (First Lady LAGCOE Looey)
  • 1999 — William J. Dore - Global Industries, LTD
  • 1997 — Donald Mosing - Frank's International
  • 1995 — Joe Trahan - Trojan Rental & Sales
  • 1993 — Charlie Milam- Petro-Drive, Inc.
  • 1991 — Ken Upton - Southern Mud & Equipment
  • 1989 — Al George - AGI Industries
  • 1987 — John Daigre - Edwin L. Cox
  • 1985 — Howard Clemons - Service Truck Line
  • 1983 — I. D. "Cotton" Ellis - Atlantic Refining Company, Soloco
  • 1981 — Charles Kerin - MAGCO Bar
  • 1979 — Homer Fred Staggs - Penrod Drilling Company
  • 1977 — R. J. "Bronc" Foreman - Lafayette Well Service (owner)
  • 1975 — Arthur F. Barry - The Superior Oil Company
  • 1973 — Baker Littlefield - Power Rig Drilling Company(owner)
  • 1971 — Bill Leece - Comet Drilling (owner)
  • 1969 — Frank Syfan - Amoco
  • 1967 — J.P Owen, Jr. - Drilling Contractor & Independent
  • 1965 — R. D. Cloninger - Independent
  • 1964 — Gene Fullen - Mallard Well Service
  • 1963 — Peyton W. Creney - Sohio
  • 1962 — Irby L. Hogue - Sohio
  • 1961 — Darrell "Nubbin" Elston - Pernie Bailey Drilling Company
  • 1960 — W. J. "Mumpsy" Wallace - Chevron
  • 1959 — R. A. "Bugs" Blasigame - Signal Oil & Gas
  • 1958 — Gay Moss - Sohio
  • 1957 — Rip Collins - Service Company (Rental Tools) CAMCO
  • 1956 — Stan Stockstill - Drilling Company
  • 1955 — Lyle Cummins - Independent

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