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Item 1001: 01001_Gregory, John_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer: Tyler Priest

Affiliation: University of Houston

John Gregory attended college at Stevens Institute before joining the U.S. Navy. Gregory’s career then took him to Boeing, to work on gas turbines, before working for the Naval Research Lab starting in 1958. By 1977, Dick Krahl recruited Gregory to join the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help make sure that offshore operations were done in accordance with the requirement that they use the "best available and safest technologies.” In the 1980s, as the USGS Conservation Division was merged into the new Minerals Management Service (MMS), Gregory helped establish a well-control test facility, or laboratory, at the Louisiana State University. Gregory stayed on with MMS for a distinguished civil service career and induction into the Ocean Energy industry Hall of Fame.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

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