Disaster on the Horizon

The Deepwater Well Blowout: What Happened and Why Bob Cavnar
$14.95 US • Paperback ISBN 978-1603583169 5 3⁄8 x 8 3⁄8 • 224 pages Release Date: October 15, 2010 Pub Date: November 1, 2010 http://chelseagreen.com

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Chelsea Green Publishes First book on GulF oil Disaster Critical investigation from industry insider
White River Junction, VT --- Chelsea Green Publishing announced today that it will publish the first book on the Gulf oil disaster by a prominent oil industry insider – and do it in record time. The Vermont-based publisher will publish Disaster on the Horizon: The Deepwater Well Blowout: What Happened and Why by oil industry executive and analyst Bob Cavnar. “There will be many other books on this disaster but Bob Cavnar brings a unique perspective from inside the industry,’’ Publisher Margo Baldwin said. “He is the only knowledgeable oil man who can write the book that will dissect and explain what happened and what BP has done to keep the full story from public view. He has been in constant demand from the media for expertise on the accident from outlets such as MSNBC and TODAY.” Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which has led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe in the Gulf. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It will provide a layman’s look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It will deconstruct events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts a course for how to avoid these disasters in the future. Disaster on the Horizon will be published simultaneously as a paperback and e-book.

Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations,

start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He lives in Houston, Texas and blogs at DailyHurricane.com

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