2006 Industry Pioneers


Harvey MohrHarvey O. Mohr

Born in Fredericksburg, Texas, in 1936, Harvey Mohr graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in mechanical engineering.  After military service in which he worked on nuclear aircraft projects, Mohr joined the oil industry where he excelled in developing practical solutions to difficult problems.  A prolific author, he has published 38 technical papers and oil industry articles and holds seven US Patents, principally for his innovations in subsea pipelines.

Mohr became a world-recognized authority on subsea technology, even testing some of his early underwater pipeline connector and repair techniques for the North Sea in the family bathtub (filled with ice/salt).  He is an expert on materials, using his knowledge to develop equipment that not only works, but lasts for years in extremely hostile environments.  Most recently, he was involved with the development of steel catenary riser hang-off systems for deepwater developments for the Gulf of Mexico.

Mohr founded and operated his own company, H. O. Mohr Research & Engineering, Inc., for more than 25 years, focusing on the development and R&D testing of equipment for the worldwide offshore petroleum industry. During this time, he gained notoriety as a forensic expert used in litigation and patents in the area of subsea pipelines.  Recently, he has worked on mechanical components and pipeline risers used on floating production SPARS.