Howard R. Lowe

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Geologist/Petroleum Engineer
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Introduction WWII – Lt. US Navy – European and Asiatic-Pacific. BS Geology Univ. Texas, plus 3 years toward BS Engineering. 6 decades experience domestic and international petroleum industry as petroleum engineer/geologist. Consultant - independent and major oil companies, national oil companies, financial institutions, regulatory bodies. Director Soc. Petroleum Engineers (SPE) - (1965-69), Legion of Honor (SPE). Advisory Council Geology Foundation – Univ. Texas (!980-86), guest lecturer (petroleum engineering) Univ. Texas & Montana Tech (1970s). Nat’l. Director of US Navy League (1980). Univ. Texas Alumnae organizations – Sigma Gamma Epsilon – scholastic fraternity, Hill Society (Jackson School of Geoscience), Littlefield Society, Chancellor’s Council. Montana Tech - Challenge Plan Cabinet Member. Funded endowments @ U T, Montana Tech, Univ. of Calgary. Designed and constructed 1st dissolved salt cavern for natural gas storage (Saskatchewan, CA) – 1960. Developed a concept to build a computerized data system for use in oil and gas exploration, drilling, and production operations (1962). System successfully installed - Canada, Algeria, Peru, Iran -consortium – 9 major oil companies.
Interests : Reading – history, current events, geopolitics; travel (not extensive anymore), writing, seeing and visiting with family - grandchildren and great grandchildren, TV Sports & News, calling and writing friends. Enjoyment – at home - nice dry martini before dinner and glass of good wine with dinner, going out to dinner at a nice restaurant, luncheons with old friends and colleagues.
Favorite Movies Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, Harm’s Way, Band of Brothers series, The Way the West Was Won, The Gladiator, Dr. Zhivago, Longest Day, Lonesome Dove series, Bridge Too Far, Caine Mutiny, Giant.
Favorite Music Big Band era – Glenn Miller, Harry James, Charlie Barnett, etc. Classical music – wide range. Military band mucsic – Marine Corps.
Favorite Books : Undaunted Courage (Ambrose), D-Day (Ambrose), Band of Brothers (Ambrose), The Prize (Yergin), The Kingom (Lacey), War and Peace (Tolstoy), Hunt for Red October (Clancy), Inside Iran (Simpson), The Passionate Attachment (Ball), The Greatest Gamblers (Knowles), Way of Deception (Ostrovsky/Hoy), Blood, Oil and Sand (Brock), Naval History of WWII – 15 volumes (Morison), Arabia, The Gulf & The West (Kelly). I am avid reader – mainly non-fiction.