Guest Expert: Mr. Stefan Mrozewski
Mr. Stefan Mrozewski, Columbia University
Date of Webinar: December 8, 2010, 8:00pm EST
Topic: Responding to Oil Spills
Title: Macondo Well Blowout: an Engineering Perspective
Description: I will introduce the audience to the nature and challenges of deepwater drilling, provide insight into the origins of the Deepwater Horizon incident, and review the techniques used to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Guest Expert Bio: Stefan Mrozewski is a senior staff engineer with the Borehole Research Group at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He designs, builds and deploy geophysical logging tools and other equipment used in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and regularly sails aboard the research drillship JOIDES Resolution. Before joining Lamont, he worked for Schlumberger in oilfield sales – in-house at BP – and as a drilling services engineer, working primarily on deepwater rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Previously, he worked as geologist with Syncrude. Stefan earned a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Waterloo and an M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University.
Stefan Mrozewski’s Presentation:
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Additional Resources about Oil Spills:
- Official website of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
- Interesting documents can be found in the “library”.
- Deepwater Horizon incident page on the Encyclopedia of Earth
- Sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment
- BP’s Gulf of Mexico response website.
- Has some nifty visuals, links to BP’s reports, and an archive of Kent Wells’ great daily briefings.
- A primer (that becomes fairly detailed) on drilling fluid
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