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Cafe Inquiry - The BP Blowout: Too Little Safety, or Too Much?

Jun 30

Wednesday, June 30 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30

This month's topic:

The BP Blowout: Too Little Safety, or Too Much?
with Keith Sewell

Keith Sewell will give a brief summary and update on the BP oil spill, and answer questions on probable causes, remediation efforts so far, and remaining steps to complete shut-off. He will also provide information about the overall progression of safety focus in offshore drilling and production, suggesting from this that we are already past the point of additional formal safety focus being counterproductive.

Keith Sewell has been oilfield commercial diving for twenty years. He took a four year pause to obtain a degree in Ocean Engineering. For the past fifteen years, he has been working for SBM Atlantia, a floating systems and production solutions company, out of Houston.


Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open. All are welcome!

Cafe Inquiry is a Science Cafe! Interested in being a speaker, or have one to recommend? Please contact us at (323) 666-9797, or email info[at]

Free Admission -- Refreshments Available -- Plenty of Parking -- Bookstore Open

Held in the Steve Allen Theater lobby at CFI-L.A.

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