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Briefing Date:11/16/2010
Topic:Interim Report on Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout and Ways to Prevent Such Events

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies and Transportation Research Board
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology and Studies and Special Programs Division
Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Fire and Oil Spill
to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
B-318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
370 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:30 p.m.

on

Interim Report on Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Blowout
and Ways to Prevent Such Events

by

Donald C. Winter, Professor of Engineering Practice, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, and Former Secretary of the Navy; and Chair, Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Fire and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future

Paul M. Bommer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, and Member, Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Fire and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future

Thomas J. Eccles, Rear Admiral, and Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Naval Systems Engineering, U.S. Navy, and Member, Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Fire and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future

Mark D. Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, and Member, Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Fire and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future

A National Academies committee has prepared an interim report as part of its study of the causes of the Deepwater Horizon rig incident to identify measures for preventing similar incidents in the future. The committee has developed preliminary findings and observations on various actions and decisions made just prior to the incident, including cementing operations, well monitoring, and well control actions. The report also considers management of operations and oversight and regulation.

These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on November 17, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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