Current issues related to offshore oil and gas development (Rescheduled)

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 11 May 2010 14:00:00 GMT

Review current issues related to offshore oil and gas development including the Department of the Interior’s recent five year planning announcements and the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.

Rescheduled from May 6.


Panel 1
  • Dr. F.E. Beck, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Bud Danenberger, Former Chief, Offshore Regulatory Program, Minerals Management Service
Panel 2
  • Lamar McKay, President and Chairman, BP America, Inc.
  • Steven Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transocean Limited
  • Tim Probert, President, Global Business Lines; Chief Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, Halliburton

Deepwater Horizon Marine Board of Investigation Public Hearing Day One

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 11 May 2010 13:00:00 GMT

A public hearing for the joint investigation will be held May 11-12, 2010 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, La.

The purpose of this joint investigation is to develop conclusions and recommendations as they relate to the Deepwater Horizon MODU explosion and loss of life on April 20, 2010. The facts collected at this hearing, along with the lead investigators’ conclusions and recommendations will be forwarded to Coast Guard Headquarters and MMS for approval. Once approved, the final investigative report will be made available to the public and the media. No analysis or conclusions will be presented during the hearing.

  • Kevin Robb – Coast Guard Eighth District Search and Rescue Specialist
  • Alwin Landry – Master M/V DAMON B. BANKSTON
  • Anthony Gervaso – Engineer M/V DAMON B. BANKSTON
  • Paul Erickson – Chief Mate M/V DAMON B. BANKSTON
  • Frank Patton – MMS Permitting
  • Eric Neal – MMS Inspector
  • Bob Neal – MMS Inspector

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