SMU Lyle Engineering Dean Provides Expertise for Discovery Channel Documentary

A Discovery Channel team was granted exclusive behind the scenes access to the BP “engineering war room” during the height of the oil leak crisis in the gulf. The documentary, entitled “Disaster in the Gulf,” follows the round the clock work of the BP engineering response team to the worst environmental crisis in US history.

SMU Lyle School of Engineering Dean Geoffrey Orsak played an integral role in the documentary, explaining the challenge and responsibilities facing engineers as they struggle to harness technology against a deepwater oil and gas blowout.

The documental, originally aired on June 10, can be seen on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel.