Robert F.(Bob) Bauer
Bob Bauer was a pioneer in
developing the technology of offshore drilling from a floating vessel.
Beginning with his assignment to the CUSS Group in 1953, he was first
involved with perfecting core drilling from a floating vessel. He then
developed the CUSS I, the first true floating drilling rig, which by 1957
had drilled in 400-ft-deep waters. In 1958, Bauer became the first
president of Global Marine Exploration Co. His efforts and leadership over
four decades led to many innovative accomplishments in offshore drilling.