Legendary geologist, George Mitchell, passed away at 94 years old. Not only did he pioneer the "unconventional reservoir" horizontal-fracking boom, but he also exhibited a great "gut feel" for the real estate business. Having been a resident of his development, The Woodlands, for 15 years, I can say that he was a man of great vision. It went well beyond the oil patch. His investment and revitalization of Galveston Island has been significant. The country and the oil industry will be indebted to him for many years to come.