Conselman, Frank B 1982-04-12

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Frank Conselman discusses his career as a petroleum geologist. He talks about natural energy resources and his work at International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies at Texas Tech University.

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Interviewee Name: Frank B. Conselman

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Date: April 12, 1982

Location: Lake Ransom Canyon, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Geological highway maps, Phil Oteking, Dan Foray, Pete Renfro, Education, Positions held, Gypsy Oil Company, Great Lakes Carbon Co., Independent consultant (1947-), Texas Tech, International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land, Studies Director, Algeria, Lecture circuit, Westco Gas Company, V. C. "Bud" Perinea, Civic activities, Geological work, To Permian Basin area (1935), Hobbs, New Mexico, Rent, Entertainment, Roads, Oil wasted, Population (1935), Hobbs, New Mexico (continued), Hobos, World War II, Military service

Tape 1, Side 2: World War II (continued), Military service, Abilene, Texas (1946), Petroleum geology, Surface structures, Subsurface structures, Dryhole test wells, Logging, Role of geophysicists, Seismic studies, Gravitometer, Secretive attitudes, Doodlebuggers, Current energy situation, Alternate energy sources, Coal nuclear power, Solar power, Petroleum geologists, Conflict with geophysicists, Future roles

Tape 2, Side 1: Fuels, Conversion from coal to oil (1910-1930), Thurber, Texas, John L. Lewis, Oil, Advantages, Coal mining, Dangers, ICASALS, Grover Murrah, founder, Rivalry for funds, Campus image, Agricultural aspects, Mineral aspects, Nomadic societies, Problems, Operation water stretch, West Texas, Water shortage, Playa lakes project, Visiting dignitaries, Man and environment, Theories, Irrigation, Problems

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1982

Bulk Dates: 1910-1947

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