Year Inducted: 1998
Thomas D. "Tom" Barrow
As a geologist for Exxon, Tom Barrow helped extend the frontier of offshore exploration and production to deeper waters throughout the world. He was a leader in Exxon’s developments offshore California, Malaysia, Australia and the North Sea. A prominent spokesman for the protection of the marine environment and the efficient development of ocean resources, he was one of the founders in the early 1970s of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), which grew into the leading trade association of the offshore petroleum industry.