2 March 2007


Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

History of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana

Project Report & Reception




11:00 - 2:00

Overview & Summary

Project Rationale and Objectives
Harry Luton, Minerals Management Service

Oral & Community Histories
Diane Austin & Tom McGuire, Associate Research Anthropologists, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona

Special Studies
Tyler Priest, Director of Global Studies, C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

2:00 - 2:40

 Industry Pioneers-Developing Technology
Moderator: Tyler Priest
Speaker: Mike Forrest, Petroleum Exploration Consultant; retired, Shell Oil and Maxus Energy

2:40 - 3:00


3:00 - 4:00

Industry Pioneers-The Evolving Role of Women
Moderator: Diane Austin
Moye Boudreaux, former president of the Desk and Derrick Club with a lifetime career in the oil and gas industry
Lillian Miller, first female roustabout to work offshore outside the galley in the Gulf of Mexico
Karen Gray, long-time Exxon employee who began working offshore in 1981

4:00 - 5:00

Archiving and Accessing Project Materials
Moderator: Allan Pulsipher, Executive Director, LSU Center for Energy Studies

Organizing and Archiving Histories and Interviews
Diane Austin and Tom McGuire

Availability and Access at LSU and the University of Houston
Allan Pulsipher and Tyler Priest

Advice from a User of Offshore Historical Materials
Michael R. Adamson, Historical Consultant and Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento

Missing Pieces & Future Work
Moderators, panelists, and attendees