will host a presentation on Thursday in which worldwide oil and gas drilling
expert John Turley - who has more than thirty years of drilling
experience - will speak about the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010.
Turley taught in the College’s respected Petroleum Engineering
program in the early 1970s. He will make his presentation “An Engineered Look
at the Cause of the Macondo Blowout” at 7:00 pm Thursday in McDonough Auditorium.
He says that only by understanding the cause of the
disaster can we know why it should not have happened, and why it should never
John Turley’s experience includes positions with several
of the world’s largest oil companies and ocean services.
Following the 2010 environmental disaster, Turley studied well
data and investigative reports and assessed the cause from engineering and
He will share those insights with the public on Thursday.