Edwards, C. E. "Chuck"

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Date
2003-04-30
Main contributors
Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
Summary
This is an oral history interview with C.E. "Chuck" Edwards conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Mr. C. E. "Chuck" Edwards served in the Pacific during World War II and received his degree in geological engineering in 1949 from the University of Tulsa.  He went to work for Standard Oil of Texas (SoTex)  in Midland, TX and worked on seismic crews in West Texas through 1956.  He became a supervisor in Houston and helped start the company's Seismic Integration Group.  He was also involved in the geophysical research arm of SoCal.  He was assistant chief geophysicist at SoTex until 1962 and then assistant chief geophysicist for SoCal.  In 1964, he became chief geophysicist for Chevron West in Denver.  In 1969 he went back to SoTex as chief geophysicist.  In 1970, when SoTex was shut down by Chevron, he became chief geophysicist for the parent company, a position he stayed in for fifteen years until he retired in 1985 after the merger with Gulf Oil.  Mr. Edwards now works as a consultant. Interviewer: Tyler Priest.
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Energy development; Petroleum industry and trade; Edwards, C. E.
Location
Houston, 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/pm8020fx329
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