1998 Industry Pioneers


Jay B. Weidler, Ph.D.

When he began work for Houston-based Brown & Root in the 1960s, Jay Weidler joined an industry facing new challenges as it sought to extend the technology originally developed in the Gulf of Mexico to harsher offshore environments around the world. Weidler was a pioneer in the computer-assisted design of production platforms capable of operating in the extreme temperatures and ice floes of Alaska and the treacherous winds and waves of the North Sea.