John Wilson

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John Normansell Wilson was born January 11, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland to George N. and Catherine Tiernan Wilson. He passed away January 10, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 77. John was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carol S. Wilson of Montgomery, Texas; and his son, Stuart L. Wilson of Montgomery, Texas and two grandchildren, Paige M. Wilson and Heather R. Wilson.

John emigrated to the United States in 1963. He graduated from U.C.L.A. In 1968 with a BSC degree in Geology and went to work as an exploration geologist. In 1971, John transferred to work in the South East Asian oil fields. In between stints in Indonesia he worked in Singapore, London and Sydney, Tulsa, San Francisco, and Houston. After many years employed by several oil companies, he started a petroleum exploration consulting firm, FECO. He left Indonesia in 1999 to return to the United States but continued to work as a consultant to Pearl Energy in Singapore for 10 more years.

He was well known in the Asian community for his understanding of the geology of Indonesia, his mentoring of many Indonesian geologists, his passion for golf, and scuba diving, and his extensive collection of sea shells. He greatly enjoyed the time he spent traveling, and meeting people of different back grounds over the years. He will be missed by a great many people around the globe.


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