Graebner, Robert "Bob" J.

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Date
2002-06-13
Main contributors
Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
Summary
This is an oral history interview with Robert "Bob" J. Graebner conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Robert Graebner spent nearly all of his career at GSI, where he provided a crucial interface between research and operations.  He received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 1948 and joined GSI the next year.  He became a geophysicist of international stature at GSI.  He held a series of management positions at GSI, including Senior Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board, and Vice President of Petroleum Exploration of Texas Instruments. When GSI was purchased by Halliburton Physical Services in 1988, Mr. Graebner was named Chief Geophysicist with the new organization.  He retired in 1993 after 45 years of service and currently does consulting and is Senior Research Fellow for The Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is recognized as one of the individuals most responsible for the development of 3-D seismic technology in the gas and oil industry. Interviewer: Tyler Priest and Joseph A. Pratt.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Graebner, Robert J.
Location
Dallas, Texas
Collection
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Houston History Archives
Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Other Identifier
Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm29010q200
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