Title: Retired Physicist
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Robert Lee Hall, Retired Physicist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.
Originally pursuing a career as an astronomer, Mr. Hall went on to matriculate at the University of Houston, achieving a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1973 and a Master of Science in physics in 1977. He commenced his career as a staff scientist with Vector/Schlumberger in 1978, moving on to serve as director of engineering for Koomey Inc. in 1981 and as a research associate for Halliburton Logging Services in 1985. Progressing in his career, Mr. Hall served as a manager of engineering and manufacturing for Altech Controls Inc. in 1992, general manager of Maco Enterprises from 1993 to 1995 and manager of multiplex control systems for R&B Falcon Drilling from 1997 to 2003. More recently, he flourished as a senior project manager for Cameron in the Gulf of Mexico from 2005 to 2010 and as a consultant for DSDS from 2012 to 2014.
Reflecting on his illustrious career, Mr. Hall cites being the first person to see the usefulness of fiber optics in the oilfield as the highlight of his career. In addition, during his time with R & B Falcon, he was in charge of the multiplex equipment that controlled the BOP stack. In 1999, the equipment and stack set the world record in deep water drilling, which was off the coast of Brazil in 9,200 feet of water. The next year, they set a new record at 9,600 feet in the same location. Mr. Hall attributes his professional success to the mentors who constantly motivated him and inspired him, Dr. Lowell Wood and Dr. Bill Mayes. Presently, he holds membership with the Optical Society of America and is a former president of the Homeowners Association. Mr. Hall can also be found in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing.
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