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

Aired on Thursday, November 14th.

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.)

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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