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Cement usage still coming under fire for role in Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By / October 28, 2010

Credit: Coast Guard. I wrote about this issue back in May and June, and now the lead investigator of the presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf has delivered to commissioners a letter that asserts that Halliburton staffers knew there were problems in the cement mixture used to line the drill…

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Google Earth app provides sobering oil spill reality check

By / May 10, 2010

I just got back from Florida and the residents of both coasts are very, very nervous. They also are getting angry because they think much of the U.S. outside the Gulf of Mexico area isn’t all that concerned. For anyone who doesn’t think it isn’t a big deal already, I suggest you check out Paul…

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Offshore Technology Conference coincides with Gulf disaster

By / May 4, 2010

The Offshore Technology Conference is occurring this week and I expect it isn’t exactly the best of times. I don’t mean this post as an effort to pile on BP. But, hopefully there is a lesson here for all of us in high-risk, high-reward technology pursuits that we need to be constantly asking ourselves whether…

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