Topic: Deepwater Horizon

Book Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of the Deepwater Horizon Spill and World's Energy Demand

Nov. 21, 2011

Not one error but a series of miscommunications and mismanagement from all parties at all levels caused the Deepwater Horizon disaster, aggravated by the world's relentless demand for energy, according to a new book released by Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-author Joseph A. Tainter, a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.

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Marine Science Institute Receives $7 Million Grant to Study the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Aug. 30, 2011

A group of institutions led by the Marine Science Institute (MSI) at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a three-year, nearly $7 million grant to better understand how oil spills disperse in the Gulf of Mexico, and how the oil affects the ecology of the Gulf.

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Prof discusses controversy surrounding oil spill criminal probe

July 20, 2010
Prof discusses controversy surrounding oil spill criminal probe

Charles Silver, professor and the Roy W. and Eugenia C. McDonald Endowed Chair of Civil Procedure in the School of Law, discusses the controversy surrounding the criminal probe into the Gulf oil spill. Silver says "... everyone can breathe easier -- except the people responsible for the spill. They may go to prison."

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Petroleum Engineering Faculty Member Aids Oil Spill Estimates

June 15, 2010

Dr. Paul Bommer, a petroleum engineering faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin, is the only petroleum engineer in the Flow Rate Technical Group appointed by the federal government to estimate the oil flow from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil well.

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Texas Marine Scientist Studies Oil Spill Effects on Oxygen Levels in the Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone"

June 14, 2010

Marine scientist Zhanfei Liu is studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico in part through a recently received National Science Foundation grant for Rapid Response Research (RAPID).

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