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Eagle Ford: Harris is RRC’s chief information officer
AUSTIN -- The Railroad Commission has appointed Brandon Harris as chief information officer over the agency’s Information Technology Division to help oversee efforts to increase efficiencies at Texas’ top energy regulator through new technology initiatives.
According to a Dec. 3 Texas Railroad Commission press release, Harris will oversee the Commission’s continuing efforts to use information technology to enhance the agency’s regulatory functions, which include moving all Commission regulatory forms online. Currently, oil and gas operators can file many forms, such as drilling permits, production reports, and well completions online, but there are many other forms that the Commission plans to move online to help reduce its reliance on paper mailings and manual data entry.
Harris is coming to the Railroad Commission from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where he has been director of the Information Resources Division for the last three years. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences.
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