Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's

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Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. This is a photo that I took in 1973 in the Amazon jungle in Peru near Lagunas in Loreto while I was working as a Geophysical Observer for Petty Geophysical or Petty Ray Geophysical (subsidiary of Geosource) doing geophysical exploration using Texas Instruments DFS-3 units (Digital Field Service) for Sun Oil Company. Friends I remember working on the crew included Trevor Hill (from Gympie Australia), Bob Brady (Australian), Peter Wilke (Australian), Doug Broussard (from Lousiana), Al Kerekis (refugee from Czeck Republic), Leo Ledene (Canadian), and Breezy in the engine shop - I never did know Breezy's real name.. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.
Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's. TBD Caption. Click on the Photo to enlarge. All photos copyright Hugh Pickens and may not be copied or used with my express permission.


Remembrances of My Life as a Geophysical Observer with Petty Geophysical Working in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in the early 1970's

by Hugh Pickens

Article Begun on December 26, 2018

I recently ran across some photos that I took in the early 1970's when I worked for Petty Geophysical in the Amazon Jungle in Peru. From 1973 to 1975 I worked as a Geophysical Observer managing an eighty man geophysical team and running the instruments as we did a large scale geophysical survey exploring for oil. It seems that the me of almost 50 years ago is another person altogether. I remember being him and I remember how I felt in my first really challenging job and how I responded. Yet although I remember being him, he is another person, someone I remember being. I decided to just put some of these photos on the web. I don't have time now to label each one or write a detailed article. I will just leave these photos up and write some captions for them as I have time and the spirit moves me.




Names of Some People I Used to Work With

Let me write down some names of people that I used to work with on the Geophysical Survey team near Lagunas, Peru from 1971 to 1973. Maybe one of these people will do a search on their name and find it here.

  • Oil companny rep Dick Koukland (USA)
  • Senior Observer Peter Wilkie (Australia),
  • Observer Doug Broussard (Lousiana USA),
  • Surveyor Leo Ledene (Alberta, Canada),
  • Observer Trevor Hill (Gympie, Australia),
  • Senior Observer Bassoony (Egypt),
  • Observer Bill Borda (Peruvian, later naturalized USA),
  • Site Manager Bob Brady (Australia),
  • Geologist Al Kerekes (Czeck Republic),
  • Mechanic Bernard Frank "Breezy" Evans (USA).

If we worked together or if you worked as an observer for Petty, Petty-Ray, or Geosource, or you know any of the people on this list, please drop me a note at hughpickens@gmail.com.

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