Topic: Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee

Engineering Department Chair Named to National Offshore Drilling Safety Advisory Committee

March 25, 2011

Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to a national advisory committee charged with providing guidance to the federal government on how to improve offshore drilling safety, well containment and spill response as the U.S. explores new energy frontiers.

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