The 2016 disaster movie, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich amongst others, tells the story of the 2010 BP oil disaster which cost 11 lives and caused massive pollution in the US Gulf of Mexico.  But what story does it tell?

Peter Wilkinson – GM Risk, Noetic Group, who supported the U.S. Government’s investigation and Cheryl MacKenzie, who led the investigation for the US Chemical Safety Board, will tell their story of how and why this disaster happened.

Sydney University’s Foundation for Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, supported by the Safety Institute of Australia, is hosting 4 special screenings of the movie followed by a 2 hour workshop led by Cheryl MacKenzie (CSB) and Peter Wilkinson (Noetic). The workshops will focus in particular on the human and organisational factors which led to the disaster and how they can be prevented.

The workshops are being held in:

  • Sydney – Monday 20 February 2017 at Palace Verona, 17 Oxford St, Paddington NSW;
  • Melbourne –Tuesday 21 February 2017 at Palace Cinema Como, Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra;
  • Adelaide – Thursday 23 February 2017 at Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Place, Adelaide;
  • Brisbane – Friday 24 February 2017 at Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane;
  • Canberra – Monday 27 February 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Canberra Institute of Technology, Room J029, 37 Constitution Ave, Reid ACT 2601.  Please note that the Canberra workshop has no movie viewing.

For registration and more detailed information, please see Deepwater Horizon – Investigative Insights event page on the links below:

For all events (except for Canberra):

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