2010 Industry Pioneers


Joseph BeallJoseph Beall

Joseph Beall founded Triton Engineering Services Co. in 1977 as the first economically successful “turnkey” offshore drilling company which was responsible for successfully drilling oil and gas wells regardless of unforeseen obstacles for the contracted client.  Joe Beall built Triton into a $200 million dollar company with over 200 employees before selling it to Noble Drilling Corp. in 1994 where he continued to serve as President until 1997.  Raised on a poor West Texas cotton farm, he was a star athlete, graduated top of his class and then joined the Air Force.  While in college, he made the Dean’s List a number of times and also earned membership in the engineering and geology honor societies.  After working for Calco, Chevron and Exxon, he formed Triton and drilled in 54 countries providing engineering and turnkey services.