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oil and gas consultant

Basil Pocock Kantzer, American oil and gas consultant. Past member executive council Boy Scouts American; Member of G-P Group of Los Angeles, Ramada, River Oaks Country (Houston), Eldorado Country (Palm Desert, California), California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Country (Los Angeles), Masons.

Background

Kantzer, Basil Pocock was born on August 19, 1912 in Salt Lake City. Son of Karl Kopp and Mollie G. (Pocock) Kantzer.

Education

Educated, University California-San Francisco. Educated, Stanford University.

Career

Roughneck Union Oil Corporation California, Los Angeles, 1934, assistant foreman, engineer, 1935—1939, production foreman, 1939—1943, chief production engineer, 1943—1945, chief petroleum engineer, 1945—1948, manager California field operations, 1948—1950, manager gas and gasoline, 1950—1955, manager Gulf Coast division, 1955—1957, vice president, 1957—1958, vice president exploration and production, member executive committee, 1958—1962. President, Chief Executive Officer, director Transwestern Pipeline Company, Houston, 1962—1968. Consultant Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, 1968—1974.

Oil and gas consultant, Los Angeles. Associate California Institute of Technology. Chairman board Hightower Oil & Gas Company, Houston.

Director Bank of the Southwest, Houston, Smith International, Inc. Director, executive committee Olix Industries, Inc.

Membership

Past member executive council Boy Scouts American. Member of G-P Group of Los Angeles, Ramada, River Oaks Country (Houston), Eldorado Country (Palm Desert, California), California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Country (Los Angeles), Masons.

Connections

Married Mildred P. Biggs (divorced ). Children: Judith K. Smith, T. Michael. Married Martha L. Boch, December 29, 1954.

father:
Karl Kopp Kantzer

mother:
Mollie G. (Pocock) Kantzer

spouse:
Mildred P. Biggs

spouse:
Martha L. Boch

child:
Judith K. Smith Kantzer

child:
T. Michael Kantzer