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Gulf Publishing and World Oil’s retired chairman, president and CEO, Robert W. (Bob) Scott, was inducted into the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame as an Individual Pioneer on Sept. 17, 2016. Scott received his award from William (Bill) Barkhouse, chairman of the OEC’s Hall of Fame Advisory Committee. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame as Individual Pioneers were Gordon Sterling (see also World Oil, September 2016, p. 27), retired from Shell Oil, and Roger Bexon (deceased), retired from BP. Inducted as a Founding Pioneer was famed Texas wildcatter Michel Halbouty (deceased). Also, Lillian Espinoza Gala, formerly of ODECO, was inducted as the OEC’s first Industry Champion, for her work as one of the Gulf of Mexico’s first female production roustabouts.

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