2016 Industry Pioneer

ROBERT W. (BOB) SCOTT

Robert W. (Bob) Scott is a petroleum engineering graduate of the University of Texas. His career in the oil industry with Magnolia Petroleum began in 1947, and later with Gulf Oil. Then he turned to providing information to the oil and gas industry via Gulf Publishing Co.’s World Oilmagazine, a job that spanned 45+ years. Included were some 300 articles and columns on offshore and onshore topics in World Oilwhere he served in varied editorial and managerial positions up to president/CEO of its parent. To keep his readers informed, his technicaloperating and general coverage of offshore topics from the late l950s onward, paralleling the burgeoning growth of that segment of the oil industry. Besides North America, that effort took him, on multiple occasions, to locations off Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East. In addition, he has made innumerable presentations on his experiences to industry organizations world-wide. He has also served as secretary of NOIA, is a member of three OEC committees; and is a 58-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Before his retirement, he held Registered Professional Engineer credentials in Texas and Louisiana.

Born 19 September, 1928 Houston, Texas
BS Petroleum Engineering University of Texas 1951