|Offshore Energy Center's Hall of Fame|
A Salute of Offshore Innovators
The Hall of Fame recognizes those persons and technologies that took the industry to sea. Our Pioneers are individuals who distinguish themselves and become the character of the industry through their vision, drive, innovation and leadership. These people are recognized in our Hall of Fame at the Ocean Star. Pioneers such as the famous firefighter "Red" Adair; engineering giant Brown & Root founders George and Herman Brown; Ralph Thomas McDermott, who founded the offshore drilling and platform construction company J. Ray McDermott; rig designer and drilling contractor Alden J. "Doc" Laborde; and oil company tycoon Dean McGee.
Pioneering technologies are those innovations that stand out in the development of the offshore industry and its resources. The Hall of Fame also honors the individuals and companies that contributed to the development of technologies. Pioneering technologies enshrined in the Hall include the development of drillships, jackup drilling rigs, supply boats and helicopters. The Hall also recognizes the offshore industry's environmental feats as well as its ongoing dedication to safety.
Additionally, in 2000, the Pinnacle Award was established to honor contemporary individuals for their contributions and inspirational leadership to the offshore industry.
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