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Robert Hefner '53

Robert A. Hefner III '53 is founder and owner of GHK Exploration, a private natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City. Hefner pioneered ultradeep natural gas exploration and production that led to the development of technology needed to produce many of the world's deepest and highest pressure natural gas wells.

In the 1970s, Hefner was a leader in the industry's successful efforts to deregulate natural gas prices. These technological and political accomplishments led to the development of vast new domestic natural gas resources. Hefner's book, The Grand Energy Transition (GET), forecasts the continuing decline of coal and oil and an energy future called The Age of Energy Gases, with America's abundant natural gas as the bridge fuel, along with wind, solar and hydrogen, to a sustainable energy future.
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  • Join The Conversation! WEBB Magazine

    Join the conversation. The Spring/Summer issue of WEBB Magazine is in the mail and on its way to you. In it we explore Webb’s new innovative curriculum—an educational experience being talked about across the country. From the newly invigorated core curriculum that includes The American Idea and Evolutionary Biology, to the ONLY AT WEBB series of Honors and Advanced Studies courses featuring Advanced Studies in Biotechnology and Honors Ethics & Modern Global Affairs—the Webb program is engaging students in field study and independent research work like never before.
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  • Live Stream Available for Both Commencements

    The Webb Schools is pleased to offer a live stream for both the Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California Commencement Ceremonies on June 2, 2018. The events are available below, and will be concurrently streaming on Webb's Facebook page as well as the schools' Livestream.com page.
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    Highlights from Annual Alumni Peccary Trip to Barstow

    Close to 90 participants, ranging in age from 2 to 81 years old came together at Owl Canyon Campground for the annual Alumni and Friends Peccary Trip.
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  • Webb Trustee Miles Rosedale ’69, Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale, Sherry Cai P ’18, Director of College Guidance Hector Martinez and Director of Institutional Advancement Dutch Barhydt in Shanghai.

    PHOTOS: Webb Visits Alumni, Parents and Friends Around the World

    The Webb Schools visited over 200 alumni, parents and friends of the Webb community in more than five cities around the world last month.
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