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UH - Houston History Project. Bankston, Gene. December 3, 1999. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 31, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1286.

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UH - Houston History Project. (December 3, 1999). Bankston, Gene. Oral Histories from the Houston History Project. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1286

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Title Bankston, Gene
Creator (LCNAF)
  • UH - Houston History Project
Interviewer (LCNAF)
  • Priest, Tyler
Date December 3, 1999
Description Gene Bankston grew up in Southeast Oklahoma. After serving in World War II as a B-17 gunner he studied petroleum engineering at the University of Oklahoma, earning his degree in 1949. He began working for Shell that same year and quickly rose through Shell's ranks. He worked towards economically evaluating prospects in order to maximize profits for the company. After working in New York in 1957, Shell assigned him to the Hague to better understand the "big picture" at the company. Between 1957 and 1963 he worked in various capacities for the company including division exploitation engineer for Southwest Louisiana and assistant to Shell's manager of exploitation in New York. He was the key liaison between development and E&P for Shell. He became manager of the economics department in 1964, and in 1965 he worked in London as head of the North American Division for Shell International Petroleum. In 1966 he became the Vice President of E&P for the Houston area. He served in that capacity for 6 years until becoming Production VP. He worked in that position until his retirement in 1980.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Bankston, Gene
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 1, HHA 00022
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name hhaoh_201207_009.mp3
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  • University of Houston/History International