Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780884151388, 9780080513027

Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas

1st Edition

Authors: Joseph A. Pratt Tyler Priest Christopher J. Castaneda
Hardcover ISBN: 9780884151388
eBook ISBN: 9780080513027
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 3rd November 1997
Page Count: 302
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Part I: The first challenge: Creation of the modern offshore industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Before the dawn. Beyond the horizon. A maturing system: the Gulf of Mexico in the 1950s. New sophistication: Platform design and pipelining innovations during the 1960s. Wading into deep water: The evolution of platforms during the 1960s and 1970s. Part II: The challenge of new and extreme environments: Depth, earthquakes, ice, and fire. Brown & Root Marine goes abroad. Mind stretcher of the century: Project mohole. Inner space pioneer: Taylor Diving & Salvage. Offshore California and Alaska. A crash program in Mexico's Bay of Campeche. Part III: The North Sea's challenge: Rough waters, hostile conditions. Confronting a monster: The early natural gas industry. Ekofisk and the challenge of early North Sea oil. Ring master at the Forties Field. Project management in a boom era. Epilogue. Index.

Table of Contents

Part I: The first challenge: Creation of the modern offshore industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Before the dawn. Beyond the horizon. A maturing system: the Gulf of Mexico in the 1950s. New sophistication: Platform design and pipelining innovations during the 1960s. Wading into deep water: The evolution of platforms during the 1960s and 1970s. Part II: The challenge of new and extreme environments: Depth, earthquakes, ice, and fire. Brown & Root Marine goes abroad. Mind stretcher of the century: Project mohole. Inner space pioneer: Taylor Diving & Salvage. Offshore California and Alaska. A crash program in Mexico's Bay of Campeche. Part III: The North Sea's challenge: Rough waters, hostile conditions. Confronting a monster: The early natural gas industry. Ekofisk and the challenge of early North Sea oil. Ring master at the Forties Field. Project management in a boom era. Epilogue. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
302
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Gulf Professional Publishing 1997
Published:
Imprint:
Gulf Professional Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780080513027
Hardcover ISBN:
9780884151388

About the Author

Joseph A. Pratt

Affiliations and Expertise

Joseph A. Pratt is Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston. He has written several books about the history of Houston-based businesses, including Texas Commerce Banks, Baker & Botts law firm, and Texas Eastern Corporation.

Tyler Priest

Affiliations and Expertise

Tyler Priest earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is completing work on a history of natural resource policy and foreign relations between Brazil and the United States.

Christopher J. Castaneda

Affiliations and Expertise

Christopher J. Castaneda is an associate professor at California State University, Sacramento. He has written extensively on the natural gas industry, including histories of the early cross-country pipelines and of Texas Eastern Corporation and Pan Energy.

Reviews

The authors of this book have an established track record in writing serious company histories rather than the all too common vanity publishing that dominated the genre, and this is valid and well wrought addition to their collective canon. (The Journal of Energy Literature, Vol. V, No I)