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consultant , Oil company executive

William Orrin Clift, American oil company executive, consultant. Certified petroleum geologist.

Background

Clift, William Orrin was born on March 27, 1914 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of M. William and Eliza (Denham) Clift.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology with honors, University of Michigan, 1938;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1956;graduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1962.

Career

Paleontologist, Venezuelan Petroleum Company, Caracas, 1946-1949;with, Sinclair Petroleum Company, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 1949-1956;general superintendent, Sinclair Petroleum Company, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 1953-1956;manager, Sinclair Somal Corporation, Mogadiscio, Somalia, 1956-1958;president, Sinclair and BP Explorations Company. New York City, 1958-1962;vice president coordinating marketing, exploration production Eastern hemisphere, Sinclair International Oil Company. New York City and Brussels, 1962-1968;president, director, Libyan Oil Corporation, 1962-1968;independent petroleum consultant, 1969-1974, 87-;director explorations science, Forest Oil Corporation, Denver, 1974-1987, retired.

Achievements

  • Certified petroleum geologist.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous papers in professional field.

Membership

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow Geological Society of America. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists (certified, emeritus, active consultant division professional affairs since 1987), Rocky Mountain Association Geologists, Society of Mayflower Descendants, Columbine Country Club, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.

Connections

Married Lorraine Marie Badu, March 28, 1951. Children: Eliza Eugenia, William Denham.

father:
M. William Clift

mother:
Eliza (Denham) Clift

spouse:
Lorraine Marie Badu

child:
Eliza Eugenia Clift

child:
William Denham Clift