For months, the efforts of a diverse team of scientists, technologists and engineers to cap the Deepwater Horizon Rig/Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and minimize the effects of the spill have been top of the news agenda worldwide. The headlines are receding but the efforts of the team continue as they work towards understanding the root cause of the incident so that measures can be taken to prevent similar events in the future.

Rick Bartlett, BP manager of base management in the Gulf of Mexico, has been at the heart of BP’s response and will offer insights into the complexities of deepwater exploration and how this incident has brought together the best of many science and engineering disciplines.

Sponsored by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, the 90-minute presentation is from 7:45-9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Lecture Hall I and II of the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building on the Texas A&M University West Campus.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell