ISBN: 9781603583169 Year Added to Catalog: 2010 Book Format: Paperback Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 Number of Pages: 248 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: October 15, 2010 Web Product ID: 589
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Disaster on the Horizon delves into the worst oil well accident in US history, which killed eleven men and led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. With thirty years in oil and gas operations, insider Bob Cavnar provides a candid, engaging, and chilling look at the industry, its resistance to regulation, and the government concessions that are now putting people and the coastlines in jeopardy. He brings the industry's technology and people to life, delivering the untold story of the blowout, response, and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US government. Ultimately, Cavnar charts a crucial course for how to avoid these disasters in the future.
About the Author
Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He is currently chief executive
officer of Luca Technologies, which harnesses natural processes to produce natural gas sustainably. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed ...