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Vincent Benoit. Celebrating 15th year with Crosby Energy Services!

This Month Vincent Benoit is celebrating 15 years with Crosby Energy Services.  I am grateful for the hard work, loyalty, and dedication Vince has shown for the past 15 years and we(Crosby) are glad to have him on our team,” stated Valerie Villion, Crosby Energy

How did you get started in this business?
After graduation from Nicholls in 2005, I began working as a dispatcher and purchasing agent for Major Equipment and Remediation in Amelia. In March of 2006, I was hired by Crosby (then known as C&D) to create requisitions for Shell using their global SAP enterprise software.

What was your first job?
I was a student employee for the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Bayou Boeuf Lock in Morgan City.

Do you remember your first day at Crosby?
I’ve been a Shell contractor for my entire tenure with Crosby. I believe on my first day, I sat behind Mr. Roy Donaldson and began learning the SAP Requisitioning process.

What is your best work memory?
I think the MCT SPU (Morgan City Terminal – SAP Processing Unit) crawfish boils would rank pretty high in this category!

What has been your biggest challenge?
Keeping up with SAP system upgrades and updates. Learning how to manage new workflow processes and figure out best practices to ensure that things continue smoothly for our customers and stakeholders.

What skills are you most proud of?
I’m pretty proud of my SAP expertise mentioned above. I have a knack for spotting and preventing errors. I don’t catch them all, but my teammate Jarrod Leblanc and I have a pretty good track record so far. I’m also proud of my ability to interface with folks from all facets of the organization to help get the job done. I’m also pretty good at troubleshooting computer issues before we have to call the helpdesk!

What were the greatest challenges you faced at work?
As an SAP Requisition specialist, the greatest challenges have been in this realm. SAP is a very temperamental piece of software, and you have to adapt to change to keep the procurement of goods and services going smoothly.  

How did they help you grow as an individual?
These challenges have taught me to try and have patience with myself and others and that nobody is perfect.

What advice would you have for other employees facing similar challenges?
Have patience with yourself and others, and nobody is perfect. Keep showing up every day and chip away until you get it right. Take good notes!

What were you working at when you most enjoyed work? What was the work environment like then?
I think the time I most enjoyed was when we had the big team over at the MCT SPU trailer complex. We were all together in one building and worked as a cohesive unit.  

Is there a colleague from work that has inspired you in your life?
Jarrod Leblanc. I consider him a friend as well as a coworker.

What do you regret most in your tenure?
I’ve been fortunate enough to say that I have no regrets in my tenure. I keep looking ahead and take it one day at a time.

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned from your coworkers?
Slow down and be patient, and keep going.

Can you describe your career in one word?

Add additional comments?
I appreciate the recognition here. It’s been an honor to serve for these last 15 years, and I look forward to the next…

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Congratulations, Roger Kearnes. Celebrating 11th year with Crosby Energy Services!

Roger Kearnes is celebrating 11 years with Crosby Energy Services. 

I asked Roger if I could interview him about his career, and with Roger’s classic northerner response, he said
‘You Betcha”…

What are your hobbies?
Golf weather permitting, visiting new places to paddleboard, spending as must time Face timing with my three grandchildren. And of course, spending time with those friends with boats or snowmobiles, I am always up for a good time. And now that the gyms are open again, I’m getting started back into that.

How did you get started in this business?
I was working as the Operations Manager for Lowes home improvement (worked my way up from the bottom “17 years”), but I wanted to move my life in another direction, so I applied for a position with C&D Production. I did a skype interview with Rob Juul and Mike Crosby, and after maybe a week, I was hired. I started as an HSE Manager/Payroll/Assistant Manager/Accounts for our area. Not long after, my Operations Manager resigned, so I took advantage of the opportunity and proved to everyone in the Cutoff office that I could do this job and not fail. Obviously, they had the right person for the job.

Do you remember your first day at Crosby?
I do. At first, I was overwhelmed, but when things started coming into play, and with a lot of help from the office, I quickly got a handle on things.

What has been your biggest challenge?
Weather-SNOW is about my biggest challenge. If you don’t like it, wait 5 minutes, and it will change. I have been in some very hair-raising situations throughout my career with Crosby driving on various highways, especially Interstate 80. The wind blows here all year round, and with snowdrifts 3 feet high.
Another challenge is making sure we hire people looking for long-term employment and not just here to collect a paycheck. I guess these days, this is a universal problem.

What advice would you have for other employees facing similar challenges?
Take your time selecting the right person for the job. Ask yourself if you would want this person working for you directly or if you owned this business would you spend all this money to hire, train and develop this person.

What is your best work memory?
Meeting my wife, Tammy !! We had operators working for shell in Colorado when they were doing exploration there. While staying at the Holiday inn for weeks on in, she would always be my waitress. She knew I had an Ice tea with lemon, and as soon as I sat down at the table, she would bring it.

Well, I kept on telling myself I would never date someone working in a Bar/restaurant, but as fate would have it, we started dating. However, she still had to make it through the process of approval. The first would be my Daughters, of course. Next is my personnel Manager Jayme. I bet you are asking why Jayme? Since Jayme started ten years ago, we have been in each other’s corners ( the right hand always knows what the left hand is doing). Then we had a golf tournament in Pinedale, WY, that Mike Crosby, his wife, Rob Juul, and his wife attended, so they got to meet Tammy first hand. They both really liked her, and later on, Rob Juul attended our wedding in Colorado. Tammy and I have been married for five years. So it is obvious… we are all family here at Crosby.

What do you like best about working here?
Everyone throughout the company is like family. You are not just a number. The Crosby Family knows how to treat their employees and retain them.

What advice do you give someone starting out in this business?
Work hard and have a vision for success, even through challenging times. Never tell a customer NO because somebody out there is willing to tell them YES. Always have a plan. Treat your employees with respect, as you would want to be treated. Lastly, get to know your employees and build your inner circle.


Add any additional comments:
I would like to say THANK YOU, Jayme. She has been a big part of our business out here. Jayme has done many things behind the scene. We have worked together for ten years with ups and downs but have always managed to pull it all together.

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Congratulations Omar Olivo!

Shell awarded Omar Goalie of the month and the quarter for identifying a potential hazard.

Omar was at a well doing a separator cleanout. He noticed an operator doing the LOTO had a green hat, he called the lead operator and verified that the operator was not certified to perform the LOTO. The lead operator went over to the location, and step by step went over the process and all the permits with the green hard hat EE.

Omar received $500 from Shell and $500 Crosby match, for a total of $1000.00

Great Job, Omar!


Goalie award Omar Olivo

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CES Award Recipient











Aaron Bean

Congratulations, Aaron Bean! BSEE has recognized him with one of their coins for outstanding performance during an annual inspection. The inspectors were very impressed with his knowledge and hands-on experience. In addition, he has received the CES Safety Award for excellence in safety, along with a $50 gift card and CES Excellence shirt. Aaron works at Cox-SMI 236, Tiger Shoals


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Press Release


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Crosby Energy Services launches a new safe driving campaign
“Safe Driving Matters”

Kermit, TX November 2018– Crosby Energy Services launches a driver safety awareness initiative called Safe Driving Matters, aimed at reducing incidents and saving lives. Ed Thomas, General Manager at Crosby Energy Services will play a key role in promoting the campaign throughout the region. “I spend most of my days on the roads and highways in the Midland/Odessa area, and I know that getting back to the basics will save lives”

“This campaign is a wake-up call to our employees that safe driving matters,” said Rick Koch HSE Director for Crosby Energy Services. As a safety professional, Rick has seen firsthand the devastating impact of unsafe driving. “Traffic accidents and fatalities affect everyone in the community. It is the responsibility of everyone that gets behind the wheel to take into account the safety of themselves and others.”

Rick has responded to many emergencies throughout Crosby Energy Services locations – many related to impaired and distracted driving. As the spokesperson, he will promote and share important safety messages with employees through internal email platforms, social media, and the Crosby Energy Services HSE web page.

About Safe Driving Matters
Safe Driving Matters is a Crosby Energy Services internal awareness program aimed at saving lives by changing the culture of our employees’ driving in the Midland/Odessa area. The program is a self-sustaining driver safety awareness program in Midland/Odessa area. To learn more about Safe Driving Matters, please visit our page at

About Crosby Energy Services
Founded as C&D Wireline in 1968, Crosby Energy Services is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council member (WBENC) that has established itself as an industry leader, providing exceptional service to oil and gas producing companies across the Gulf of Mexico and North America. We strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct in all aspects of our business and remain vigilant toward safety, health, and the environment. For more information, visit www.crosbyenergy.com

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Congratulations Bobby McLaughlin

Bobby works in PA and won the Personal Best Award for saving our client money on parts for 2” motor valves. He researched and implemented them buying seal kits (for rebuilds) for $200 instead of them buying the entire motor valves for $800–saving them $600 each time.

Great Job Bobby!

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Congratulations Reece and Kyle

387 components tested with no INC! Stupendous!!

Reece Bazor and Kyle Reed_INC

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