1998 Industry Pioneers


After fighting with the French resistance in World War II, Arthur Lubinski emigrated to the United States and applied his training in mechanical engineering to the development of improved methods of oil well drilling. During his 25-year career at Amoco, Lubinski utilized advanced mathematical models to solve practical problems such as the prevention of drill pipe buckling through the use of multiple drill collars. After work on Project Mohole and the Scripps Deep Sea Drilling Project, he was responsible for the API's standardization task force for mooring of floating structures. After retiring from Amoco, he served as a consultant for Smith International for another 20 years.