Governor William P. Clements
W.P. Clements is adistinguished offshore pioneer and statesman. As an engineer and
entrepreneur he started Southeastern Drilling (SEDCO) in 1947 onshore, but
quickly applied his vision and technology skills to take his company
offshore, tackling the world's toughest roughest and deepest ocean
environments. SEDCO grew from two rigs operating in 10 ft of water in 1954
to 50 rigs operating in 100 to 15,000 ft of water depth in 1985. Clements'
vision became reality because he selected the right people and then gave
them the responsibility and authority to accomplish his goals.
William P. Clements served as Governor of Texas. He has
given a lifetime of service to the Boy Scouts of America, and the IADC.