Dr. Runar Nygaard, assistant professor of petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is giving a public lecture on the Deepwater Horizon Incident at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Room 204 of McNutt Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.
In the presentation, “Deepwater Horizon Incident: An unauthorized story,” Nygaard will discuss his evaluations of what caused the disaster and the efforts to stop the oil spill.
At S&T, Nygaard teaches courses on drilling and well design. His research is focused on designing and drilling wells that are efficient and safe. He is working with the Department of Energy and industry partners on projects related to well leakage and carbon dioxide storage, as well as projects related to making wells in high pressure and high temperature fields more safe.
Before coming to S&T, Nygaard taught at the University of Calgary and worked in the petroleum industry.
The lecture is sponsored by S&T’s geological sciences and engineering department.