History of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
Southern Louisiana

Project Report & Reception

Friday, March 2, 2007

Center for Energy Studies                                                                                                 Louisiana State University

1:00-2:00     Overview & Summary
  • Project Rationale and Objectives
    Harry Luton, Minerals Management Service
  • Oral & Community Histories
    Diane Austin & Tom McGuire, Associate Research Anthropologists, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • Special Studies
    Tyler Priest, Director of Global Studies, C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

2:00-2:40     Industry Pioneers-Developing Technology
Moderator: Tyler Priest
Speaker: Mike Forrest, Petroleum Exploration Consultant; retired, Shell Oil and Maxus Energy

2:40-3:00     Break

3:00-4:00     Industry Pioneers-The Evolving Role of Women
Moderator: Diane Austin
Moye Boudreaux, former president of the Desk and Derrick Club with a lifetime career in the oil and gas industry
Lillian Miller, first female roustabout to work offshore outside the galley in the Gulf of Mexico
Karen Gray, long-time Exxon employee who began working offshore in 1981

4:00-5:00     Archiving and Accessing Project Materials
Moderator: Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies
  • Organizing and Archiving Histories and Interviews
    Diane Austin and Tom McGuire
  • Availability and Access at LSU and the University of Houston
    Allan Pulsipher and Tyler Priest
  • Advice from a User of Offshore Historical Materials
    Michael R. Adamson, Historical Consultant and Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento
  • Missing Pieces & Future Work
    Moderators, panelists, and attendees

5:00     Reception

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