Sunday, March 21, 2021

A Tribute to Legendary Wildcatter Jim Bob Moffett

Jim Bob Moffett. Image from Freeport McMoran announcement

"When I heard that Jim Bob Moffett had kicked the bucket, I thought to myself we just lost one of the ballsiest guys in the history of oil and gas..."

(Virginia Billeaud Anderson - writes a tribute to legendary wildcatter Jim Bob Moffett, who despite humble beginnings, became CEO of multi-billion dollar Freeport McMoran and led the industry in Shelf "ultra-deep" drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. He steered Freeport McMoran to discover the world’s largest gold mine, and the world’s third largest copper mine. Essay dips into oil and gas history and James Robert Moffett's philosophy for success. "Moffett's oilfield exploits rank him in the top five of any list of U.S. wildcatters." - T. Boone Pickens)