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Deepwater Horizon Revisited: Investigative Insights

20 February @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$165 - $385

The Safety Institute of Australia and The University of Sydney Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Foundation, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, invite you to attend Deepwater Horizon Revisited – Investigative Insights on Monday 20 February, 2017.

The Deepwater Horizon film screening will provide background for presentations by Cheryl MacKenzie who was appointed as the lead investigator by the US Chemical Safety Board, and by Peter Wilkinson, an adviser to the investigation of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The workshop offers a unique opportunity to find out what were the most relevant issues related to process safety on the Deepwater Horizon rig on and before April 20, 2010, from people who have in-depth understanding in an event that had a powerful impact on the engineering fraternity.

Cheryl MacKenzie from the United States Chemical Safety Board and Peter Wilkinson, who provided support to the CSB during the investigation, will take us through some of the more important human and organisational factors and discuss how these can be put into practice and explain why the disaster was not a black swan event.

The speakers will highlight the issues that should be at the forefront of our thinking in all the everyday operations we take so much for granted. Understanding process safety may save our lives, and the lives of our workmates.

Find out more and buy tickets here.


Safety Institute of Australia
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