HSSE-SR: The Value of Dispersants for Offshore Oil Spill Response

Speaker Dr. Tim Nedwed, Ph., P.E.

Dr. Nedwed has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering.  He has worked for ExxonMobil in the Upstream Research Company for 15 years and leads the oil spill response research program.  His primary research focus is on advancing dispersant and in situ burning technology.


Oil spill response strategies are designed to minimize environmental impacts to the extent possible.  Each response option must be evaluated for operational limitations (e.g., sea state), potential effectiveness, environmental impacts of the response option itself, and applicability under various oil spill scenarios (e.g., size and location of the spill) in addition to health and safety of the responders.  This presentation provides a review of the primary oil spill response options, a detailed discussion that addresses misperceptions and misunderstandings about dispersants and their use, and a description of dispersant use during the Deepwater Horizon incident. 



Tue, Mar. 25, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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