Congressman Steve Stockman

Representing the 36th District of Texas

Trio of Texas universities win bid to launch offshore safety center

Nov 8, 2013
Blog Post

Three Texas universities will launch a new safety institute designed to help offshore drilling regulators keep pace with rapidly evolving technology for extracting oil and gas from the sea floor, Interior Department officials announced Thursday.

The University of Houston, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas will start up the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute using $5 million in seed money from the federal government. Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center will manage the institute over five years, under its contract with the government.

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