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Item 1039: 01039_Wilkerson, Lou_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer : Jason Priest

Affiliation: University of Houston

Lou Wilkerson grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and he took a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas. Subsequently, Wilkerson went to work for Shell in 1961, and later completed a master’s degree in chemical engineering. Wilkerson worked on a thermal project in East Texas, Arctic design projects, but predominantly on subsea and deepwater activities in engineering management. He helped to deploy Shell’s first subsea manifold experiment in the Gulf of Mexico in the late 1960s. Wilkerson also worked on the pipelines for the landmark Shell Cognac fixed platform. In the 1990s, Wilkerson was tapped to be the project manager for the massive Ram-Powell tension-leg platform. Wilkerson retired in 1999.


  • 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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Houston TX 77204-2000 USA