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Ferris, R.L.
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University of Houston. Ferris, R.L. - Ferris audio, 2 of 2. December 17, 1998. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/371/show/370.

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Title Ferris, R.L.
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Priest, Tyler, interviewer
Contributor (Local)
  • University of Houston/History International, project
Date December 17, 1998
Description This is an oral history interview with R.L. Ferris conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Mr. R. L. Ferris graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1941 and started working for Shell shortly thereafter. He had several assignments in the mid-continent and Tulsa areas before becoming division production geologist for the Oklahoma Division in 1948. He became Senior Exploitation manager and spent time overseas from 1955-1956. He returned to the U.S. and served as an exploitation engineer for New Orleans, Midland, and Houston. Later he was division exploitation manager for the Houston Area. In 1964 he became head of Production Development in the Hague, returning to the U.S. in 1966 as manager of economics for E&P. In 1972 he was appointed VP of the Western E&P region. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 1980.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Ferris, R.L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Lakeaway, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 3, HHA 00169
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 index.cpd
Item Description
Title Ferris audio, 2 of 2
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
File Name hhaoh_201207_043b.mp3