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Who ate the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill?

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Aerial View of the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig after the Accident (Source:

In the summer of 1976 I worked for an oil company on the Island of Lavan in the Persian Gulf.  The island was a logistics and command base for the offshore drilling rigs.  We flew in and out of the island on a Boeing 737-100 using a short airstrip and then took helicopters to fly to the drilling rigs.  Continue reading “Who ate the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill?” »

Deepwater Horizon: Normalization of Deviance

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Hope is not a strategy” – Mike Williams, as portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon.

I just saw Deepwater Horizon with my wife. Before going, I stumbled across a movie review that called it a “poor man’s Towering Inferno.” I’m not sure what I was expecting from the movie, but I didn’t expect to be in tears at the end. Continue reading “Deepwater Horizon: Normalization of Deviance” »