Year Inducted: 1998
F. Tim Pease
Tim Pease is known for his innovative work in designing a variety of mobile drilling vessels for The Offshore Company, which became Sonat Offshore Drilling Company and later Transocean. His leadership in the development of design parameters in jackups and drillships led the way to a large number of solutions improving the safety of offshore operations. His work on turret-moored drillships helped create a new technology that proved highly effective proceeding into deepwater exploration. Many of today’s engineering leaders developed their knowledge and skill sunder his tutelage at the Offshore Company. He also contributed to the development of design codes (ABS/USCG) for drilling vessels in the formative years of the offshore industry.