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Charles S. Knobloch

Charles S. Knobloch

'80

Graduating from Michigan Tech with the first “Faculty Citation” and a B.S. in Geophysics in 1980, Charles went on to spend 22 years in the oil and gas business with Conoco-DuPont, where he was awarded for advancements he made in imaging technology. He completed a law degree at the University of Houston and holds a diploma in International Law (Russia) from the University of San Diego. He has also studied European Law in Spain

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Jeffery C. Nuttall

Jeffery C. Nuttall

'68, '67

Jeff began working for Texaco, Inc., in 1968 as an oil and gas Exploration and Development Geologist in east Texas, south Texas, and the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. In 1974, he moved to Mesa Petroleum as Senior Geologist and was responsible for development and exploration in offshore Texas and Louisiana, and for all onshore activities from south Texas to Florida.

After 4 years with Mesa, Jeff began working for American Coastal Energy, first as

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Robert Laakso

Robert Laakso

'64

Bob is currently the Owner and President of a company called Shaft and Tunnel Engineering Services, operating out of Holland Landing, Ontario. In addition to his B.S. in Geological Engineering which he received from Michigan Tech in 1964, Bob earned a graduate diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario.

After leaving Michigan Tech, Bob worked with a wide variety of projects in a few different companies, including Dravo in Australia and the

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Patricia L. C. Henderson

Patricia L. C. Henderson

'77

After completing her B.S. in Applied Geophysics at Michigan Tech in 1977, Patricia joined Mobil Oil Corporation and performed exploration in offshore Louisiana, Florida, and the Norwegian North Sea. In 1980 she began working for Exxon Corporation in Esso, Norway where she interpreted the first 3-D seismic data in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. In 1983, Patricia started her own consulting company, Consultants of Tri-D, and as principal and owner, expanded the

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James Wark

James Wark

'54, '54

While working toward his bachelor’s degree at Michigan Tech, Jim also worked as an underground copper miner in Ahmeek, MI. After earning his B.S. degrees in Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering in 1954 he spent four years with the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. Following this he went to work for CF&I Steel as a mining engineer in Colorado and Utah. He later became CF&I’s Manager of Mines. Beginning in 1984 he was

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