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

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

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…   » Continue Reading

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

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.

Petroleum Engineering Faculty Member Aids Oil Spill Estimates

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.

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

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

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).

“Oil in Troubled Waters” Public Forum to Examine the Cause, Consequences and Cost of Spill in the Gulf

The worsening deepwater oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico coast is the topic of a public briefing and discussion by several university experts in petroleum engineering, geology, law, business and environment Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. The 10 a.m. (CDT) program in the auditorium…   » Continue Reading