On 13 January 2003, Thomas (Tom) Barrow was honored by the Houston Geological Society (HGS) as a legend in wildcatting for his contributions to the petroleum industry. He was one of five special guests invited to this interactive forum. Tom learned early in his career how to think outside the box and applied the knowledge gained from good mentors to become a very successful oil finder. His father, L. T. Barrow, was the chief geologist (1929) and later chairman of the board (1937) for Humble Oil. He retired as chairman of the board in 1955.