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This is an oral history interview with Leon Comeaux conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Leon Comeaux was born in Carencro, Louisiana in 1936. His father was a dairyman for a while and later became a salesman selling dairy-related products. He went to Southwestern Louisiana Institute from 1954 and received a degree in geology in 1958. Jobs were hard to find, so he ended up roughnecking and roustabouting for Superior Oil Company. After being knocked out on a rig, he started doing relief office work in Dulac. In 1960, he got a position as a geologist. He did geology work (evaluating and logging wells, mapping, paleo) onshore and offshore, in 1967, he got into unitization work as well. In 1976, He left the company when it began to be reorganized, he went to work for Ted Hoz, a premier unitization geologist. Hoz gave Comeaux the business when he retired in 1986. Interviewer: Steven Wiltz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Comeaux, Leon
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