Jason Anderson, 35, toolpusher, of Midfield, Texas. He left behind his wife, Shelley, and two children.Dale Burkeen, 37, crane operator, from outside Philadelphia, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Rhonda, and two children.Donald Clark, 49, assistant driller, of Newellton, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Sheila, and four children.Stephen Curtis, 40, assistant driller, of Georgetown, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Nancy, and two children.Gordon Jones, 28, mud engineer, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He left behind his pregnant wife, Michelle, and a son. Michelle gave birth to a son 24 days after the blowout.Roy Wyatt Kemp, 27, derrick man recently promoted to assistant driller, of Jonesville, Louisiana. He left behind his wife, Courtney, and two daughters.Karl Kleppinger, 38, floor hand, of Natchez, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Tracy, and a son.Blair Manuel, 56, mud engineer, of St. Amant, Louisiana. He left behind his fiancée, Melinda, and three daughters.Dewey Revette, 48, driller, of State Line, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Sherri, and two daughters.Shane Roshto, 22, floor hand, of Franklin County, Mississippi. He left behind his wife, Natalie, and one child.Adam Weise, 24, floor hand, of Yorktown, Texas.When he shall dieTake him and cut him out in little starsAnd he will make the face of heav’n so fineThat all the world will be in love with nightAnd pay no worship to the garish sun.–William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He blogs at dailyhurricane.com.