Salter, Norman "Pete"
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This is an oral history interview with Norman "Pete" Salter conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Norman Salter was born in 1912 in Many, Louisiana, he was raised in northern Louisiana. He left college (where he was studying to be a school teacher) when he was about 20 to go work in the oilfield first in north Louisiana and then in south Texas. A friend helped him to get a job as a derrick for Nicholas Drilling Company, they worked in the Tepetate Field near Basile, Louisiana, and a field near Ville Platte. He moved with his family to Lafayette from Eunice in 1956 so that his daughters could go to college at Southwestern Louisianan Institute (SLI), at that time he had an independent drilling company with a few partners. Not long after moving to Lafayette, he sold out his share in the company and went to work as a superintendent for MichPSC, a gas pipeline company. They were unsuccessful in the area and moved out, he then got into consulting. Interviewer: Steven Wiltz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Salter, Pete
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