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Putting the BP Macondo Blowout in Perspective: Basics of Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Offshore

Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Shari Dunn-Norman, Ph.D., Head of Program and Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

How are oil and gas wells drilled offshore? And how does that oil get into my gas tank? What happened to cause the BP well to blowout? Join Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman for an overview of how oil and gas wells are developed offshore, both in relatively shallow and very deep water. Learn what the Gulf of Mexico looks like with the water removed and how many subsea wells and pipelines are used to move oil and gas to market for use. Dr. Norman provides a framework for understanding the drilling and development risks oil and gas companies face in very deep water, and helps explain what may have gone wrong for BP.

Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman teaches offshore oil technology within the Petroleum Engineering program at Missouri S&T. She spent eight years working for Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), and is the author of a book and many papers on well construction methods.

To be held at:
Forest Park OASIS – Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor Center
5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Friday, October 15, 2010
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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