Topic: Tad Patzek

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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Statoil Signs $5 Million Partnership with The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 19, 2011

International energy company Statoil has signed an agreement with The University of Texas at Austin to fund $5 million of research over five years focusing on geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering.

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Engineering Department Chair Named to National Offshore Drilling Safety Advisory Committee

March 25, 2011

Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to a national advisory committee charged with providing guidance to the federal government on how to improve offshore drilling safety, well containment and spill response as the U.S. explores new energy frontiers.

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In the Know

Sept. 20, 2010
In the Know

The Sept. 20 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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In the Know

July 27, 2010
In the Know

The July 27 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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