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Gulf Oil Leak Team: Recognized for “truly impressive” efforts

February 2011
PNNL received recognition for its support in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Members of the team that calculated oil flow rates from the damaged Macondo Well received a letter from the DOE Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy James Markowsky, who termed the effort "truly impressive." The team members were Phil Gauglitz, Lenna Mahoney, Jim Fort, Judith A. Bamberger, Jeremy Blanchard, Jagan Bontha, Chrissy Charron, Carl Enderlin, Bill Kuhn, Perry Meyer, Yasuo Onishi, Dave Pfund, Dave Rector, Dana Ruane, Mark Stewart, Don Trent, Beric Wells and Thomas Yokuda, all of EED, and Bill Dey, OSD. For his efforts leading the team, Phil was also presented with the U.S. Geological Survey Director’s Award. Congratulations to all!

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