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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
This is an oral history interview with John Bookout conducted as part of the Houston History Project. John Bookout had a tremendously successful career with Shell Oil Company. After serving in World War II as a B-17 pilot he attended the University of Texas earning a B.S. and a M.S. in Geology. He began working for Shell in 1950. He became District Geologist in Amarillo in 1954 and stayed in that position until 1958. That year he was promoted to Division Geologist for Wichita Falls, TX. He also worked as Exploration Manager for New Orleans in 1965, in Economics Department for E&P, and as exploration manager and VP Denver. (then he became president of Shell Oil Company from 1976-1988). Interviewer: Tom Stewart.
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Bookout, John
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Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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