Hayward, John T. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Hayward, John T.
Historical Note: John T. Hayward was primarily a marine engineer and inventor and spent much of his life in the oil industry. In 1948, while working as chief engineer for Barnsdall Oil Company, he invented and designed the world's first movable offshore drilling barge for protected waters, the submersible Breton Rig 20. He is considered, as the designer of this rig, the father of the offshore mobile drilling unit. Hayward also collaborated with A. J. "Doc" Laborde on the design of the Mr. Charlie and the creation of the Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 1021
Note Author: LAC Group