Year Inducted: 2003
Billy S. Flowers
Billy played a major role in Shell’s fabulous exploration success in the Gulf of Mexico. His leadership in essentially every lease sale and the following exploration drilling program from 1965 to 1985 gave Shell a competitive advantage in discovering billions of barrels of oil and gas. A realistic optimist with a passion for development and fast application of new technology, Billy led in the application of
Bright Spot technology and the push into deep water where Shell was the frontrunner and the leading producer. Throughout his career he has been widely respected for both technical expertise and good business judgment.