Happy birthday ‘Mr. Charlie!’

The “Mr. Charlie” rig, lower left, on the Morgan City waterfront is turning 60 years old on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of International Petroleum Museum & Exposition

In 1947, Kerr-McGee set up base in Morgan City to go offshore, out of sight of land, to drill the first successful offshore oil well, making Morgan City the birthplace of the offshore oil and gas


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