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For the first LAGCOE show, the symbol was a cartoon character in a hard hat, coveralls and a five o’clock shadow called "Lafayette Looey,” the forerunner of LAGCOE Looey. 

The inaugural program described Looey as "a funny guy...he works in an oil field, he uses your tools, eats your food and sleeps in your bed. He’s an ordinary Joe — or Looey — maybe sporting a week’s growth of beard after finishing up a long shift out on the rigs. He’s here to clean up, sleep up, then see the show and meet his bosses and his bosses’ bosses and their customers. He’s one of your best customers, whomever you are.”

Over the years, as technology advanced and as the industry became more knowledge-oriented, the initial description of Looey declined in accuracy, but he remained the exuberant symbol of the working oil man. In 1957, "Lafayette Looey" became "LAGCOE Looey."

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2022 LAGCOE Looey

Steve Maley, Badger Energy, LLC
Badger Energy, LLC
Dupré Interests & Dupré Energy Services
Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA)
Moncla Companies
CETA, Inc.
Aries Marine
Optimistic Oil Company
Badger Oil Corporation
C&C Technologies
Oil Properties
Global Industries, LTD
Frank's International
Trojan Rental & Sales
Petro-Drive, Inc.
Southern Mud & Equipment
AGI Industries
Edwin L. Cox
Service Truck Line
Atlantic Refining Company, Soloco
1979 - Homer Fred Staggs
The Superior Oil Company
Power Rig Drilling Company
Comet Drilling (owner)
Drilling Contractor & Independent
Mallard Well Service
Pernie Bailey Drilling Company
Signal Oil & Gas
Service Company CAMCO
Drilling Company