Petroleum Engineering – 1950
Herbert S. Erskine, born in 1920 in Marlin, Texas, received his B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1950.
From 1942 to 1946 and from 1951 to 1953, Mr. Erskine served in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of captain.
Upon graduation from Texas Tech he joined Kewanee Oil Company as an engineering trainee, and moved through a series of supervisory, engineering, and management positions to the status of vice president of its oil and gas division in 1971.
Mr. Erskine has given his leadership to American Institute of Mining. Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and to Independent Petroleum Association of America, of which he was vice president and a member of the executive committee, and as a member of the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association, of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association, of the North Dakota Oil and Gas Association and of the Texas Mid–Continent Oil and Gas Association. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma.
In recognition of his distinguished success in the field of oil production, Texas Tech University recognizes Herbert S. Erskine as: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.