The Hocke Net
Marine and energy industries lose a friend
November 13, 2012
Greenberg, a WorkBoat correspondent
since 1999, died unexpectedly at his home in Katy, Texas, on Nov. 5. At WorkBoat, Jerry wrote the popular OSV
Day Rate column, penned the annual WorkBoat
Offshore Service Vessel Report, and handled the cover story in our May
issue each year, which deals with the offshore industry.
he was a freelance writer and consultant, he did many other assignments for us,
including items for our News Log section. As editor of that collection of news
reports each month, I could count on Jerry whenever I needed him. He was an
editor’s best friend. Something would break the day before deadline having to
do with the oil and gas industry and I would be on the phone with Jerry.
you put something together for me on this by tomorrow morning?” I would ask.
I have a few things going right now (pause).
Yeah, I can get something for you. How much time do I have?”
need it tomorrow morning.”
Yeah, I can do that.”
hours later it was finished and emailed to me. That was Jerry.
the 15 years that I knew him, he was always the same — personable, friendly, quick
with a smile or a laugh.
worked in the oil and gas industry as an editor, marketing and public relations
manager, and corporate communications director before becoming a freelance
writer and consultant. His articles have appeared in Offshore, Oil & Gas
Journal, World Oil, Hart’s E&P, Journal of PetroleumTechnology
(JPT), Bassoe Offshore Monthly, AAPG Explorer, Upstream, Subsea Engineering
News, and Offshore Engineer and
Greenberg is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sissy, his mother, brother, two
daughters, and a granddaughter.
was a pro. He was a colleague. He was a friend.
Some people aren't appreciated until they're gone. That was not the case with Jerry Greenberg.