The A. C. Company was founded in 1969 by Joseph “Cotton” Gibson.  Cotton Gibson was a visionary and innovator to the drilling and work-over oil and gas industry in the U.S. gulf coast region.  His innovations still have an impact on how the oil and gas industry operates all over the world. 

The A.C. Company was the 1st :

  • Introduce laydown/pickup services and held several patents.

  • Developed some of the first pneumatic drilling rig instrumentation and also pioneered electronic instrumentation.

  • Introduced fully electronic instrumentation to the drilling and
    work-over operations.

  • Introduced closed circuit television for monitoring and recording various rig operations.

 
Our cornerstone of uncompromising service was established then and continues to be the foundation of our survival and success.

 
Cotton Gibson

Cotton Gibson

THE A.C. COMPANY'S OWNER AND PRESIDENT IS COTTON'S ELDEST SON, JONATHAN GIBSON.  HIS EXPERIENCE IN GROWING UP IN THE "CAN DO" CAJUN CULTURE AND BEING INSTILLED WITH THE 24/7/365 WORK ETHIC OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS THE RIGHT COMBINATION TO CONTINUE THE INNOVATIVE SPIRIT AND SERVICE ORIENTED VISION STARTED IN 1969.  JONATHAN GIBSON HAS A MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING DEGREE FROM THE U.S. NAVY, AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS LICENSE IN LOUISIANA AND TEXAS.