Left to Right: Kristine McAndrews (UT Austin), Lu Jin (LSU), Jill Kerr (ExxonMobil).

Left to Right: Kristine McAndrews (UT Austin), Lu Jin (LSU), Jill Kerr (ExxonMobil).

Energy and Earth Resources (EER) graduate student Kristine McAndrews placed second in the student paper competition at the SPE Americas E&P Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental Conference in Houston, Texas on March 21, 2011.

She presented her paper “Consequences of Macondo: A Summary of Recently Proposed and Enacted Changes to U.S. Offshore Drilling Safety and Environmental Regulation.” The competition consists of a full paper and a presentation to an expert panel. She was awarded a certificate and $500.

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