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"Oil in Troubled Waters"

The Causes: "What Happened on the Rig?"

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Dr. Paul Bommer, Founder of the oil and gas drilling and production operation Bommer Engineering Co. and senior lecturer in petroleum engineering

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dr. Paul Bommer goes step by step on what he thinks went mechanically wrong on the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.