The Mosul Dam is the largest dam in
Iraq and the fourth largest dam in
the Middle East by reserve capacity.
Located on the Tigris River, the dam
is also built upon unstable ground
and is considered an extreme danger.
The November meeting will dive into
the history, geology, stabilization,
engineering, and socioeconomic
issues related to the Mosul Dam as
well as addressing health and safety
of US troops and the public of Iraq.
Jim Sellner was recalled to active
duty in 2006-2007 and served as the Deputy Director for Oil
Reconstruction Sector in Iraq.
This involved everything from
acidifying oil wells to the
refurbishment of the Al Basra Oil
Terminal in the Persian Gulf.
He served as Deputy Program Manager
for a $1.7 Billion construction
program including 1300 military,
government, and contract personnel
in refurbishing and equipment
procurement to bring Iraq’s oil
production to pre-war levels. He
also served as lead engineer on the
stabilization of the Mosul Dam.
In his civilian life, Jim is a
principal engineer for the MN DNR
Division of Lands & Minerals in
Hibbing, MN. He leads a staff of
engineers, geologists, and
engineering technicians in
Mining/Geological Engineering work
involving Minnesota State-owned
lands & minerals. He conducts
feasibility studies of the
technical, economic, and
environmental merits of mine
development plans & proposal. He
also serves as the chief inspection
engineer as well as head project
engineer for all geotechnical
projects including tailings dams and
pit slope stability. His expertise
in the preparation of environmental
Assessment Worksheets (EAW) and
Environmental Impact Statements
Jim has a BS in Mining Engineering
from the U of MN Institute of
Technology and a MS in Geological
Engineering from the
University of Minnesota. He is
a registered Professional Engineer
and a Professional Geologist in the
State of Minnesota.
Meeting Schedule and Logistics:
Social time and lunch
(if you so desire) will be from 11:30 AM to
12:30 PM in the dining
room of the Officers Club.
- The Club’s cafeteria-style lunches
are typically $10.00 or less; people who
partake in the cafeteria-style lunch
will pay the Officers Club directly.
If you come only for the presentations,
there is no charge.
Post Meeting and
Presentation will be from
12:30 PM to about
1:15 PM in the
Lower-Level Meeting Room of the Officers Club.
1-PDH for this Presentation.
Please RSVP with your intent to either
partake in the cafeteria-style lunch or to
come for the presentation only; this will
help the Officers Club staff to ensure that
an adequate amount of food is prepared.
Either leave a voice mail message with
Michelle Larson at 651-290-5632, or click
the RSVP button in the left-hand column, or
send an email message to
Fort Snelling Officer's Club near Post Road.
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