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John C. Mihm

John C. Mihm

Distinguished Engineer



Chemical Engineering – 1964



At Time of Nomination in 1984

John C. Mihm was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from Borger High School in 1960. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Frank Phillips Junior College in 1962 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech in 1964.

After graduation from Tech, Mr. Mihm accepted employment with the Phillips Petroleum Company, Odessa, Texas, as a process production engineer. He has moved rapidly through assignments of greater responsibility and authority since that time. His most challenging assignment was the five years he spent as engineering manager in the Ekofisk North Sea oil fields from 1977 to 1982. This covered the difficult period when most of the production was brought on–line in this pioneer project in the North Sea where perilous weather conditions are a continuous hazard. During this period, he was credited with solving a wide range of engineering problems related to construction, start-up of production, processing, supply, and close regulation by a government struggling to learn a new and highly technical business. Production systems valued at approximately one and a half billion dollars were completed and brought onstream during this assignment. In early 1983, Mr. Mihm was promoted to his present position as energy resource manager of Phillips Research and Development in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Mr. Mihm is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He is a registered professional engineer.

Mr. Mihm is presently a member of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. He was involved in many civic activities while living in Norway including acting as an umpire for the Stavanger Baseball Association and as finance committee chairman for the Stavanger Oilmen’s Golf Association.

Mr. Mihm is married to the former Janet Skales. They have one daughter, Mary Lynn, who is 12 years old.

It is with great pleasure that Texas Tech University designates John C. Mihm as DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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