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Oil in Troubled Waters: Public Forum on the BP OIl Spill


Energy Experts Study Consequences of Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

In the immediate aftermath of the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a panel of University of Texas scholars with deep expertise on a broad range of energy issues convened to discuss implications of the spill.

The forum, “Oil in Troubled Waters” featured a broad cross-section of scholars from university schools and colleges, including representatives from petroleum engineering, business, law, public policy, and natural sciences.

Panelists discussed an array of issues, including environmental consequences for the Gulf and Louisiana wetlands, the complexity of drilling operations in difficult environments, energy market fallout, and liability issues for the companies involved in the spill.

Video: Selected Presentations From the Forum