At TU's Hulings Lecture, an Oil Industry Veteran Will Discuss and Dissect the BP Spill of 2010

Nov 14, 2013

Our guest on this edition of ST is a retired petroleum engineering executive and author, John Turley, who will deliver the free-to-the-public Norman M. Hulings, Jr., Memorial Lecture here on the TU campus tomorrow evening (Friday the 15th). Turley's lecture begins at 6pm in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center, which is at 440 S. Gary Avenue. Throughout his career in the oil industry, Turley worked at Phillips Petroleum, Fluor Ocean Services, Tenneco Oil, and Marathon Oil, and his lecture will offer "An Engineering Look at the Cause of the 2010 Macondo Blowout." At this talk, he'll discuss the reasons and triggers behind the infamous Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill; his remarks will come from an engineering as well as a management perspective. As we learn on today's show, when Turley retired from the oil biz, he began writing mystery novels --- but when the BP disaster happened, in the spring of 2010, he felt compelled to both research the incident and write about it. Therefore, immediately after giving tomorrow's Hulings lecture, Turley will sign copies of his book: "The Simple Truth: BP's Macondo Blowout." (You can learn more about this lecture by calling 918-631-2478 and/or by visiting this link.)