Andra Wilcox is a Research Scientist working with the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program. She has a Master of Science Degree in strategic leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science from Texas A&M, Commerce. Her graduate courses focused on environmental remediation, hydrology, and renewable energy. Her previous experience includes solid waste/recycling monitoring, residential and governmental contract compliance, municipal recycling facilities auditing, community outreach, and field/site inspections for the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Since joining HARC, Andra has conducted on-site evaluations of drilling and fracturing operations in diverse ecosystems across the United States and Canada. She is assisting with the development and amendment of the EFD Scorecard in various phases of oil and gas production. Andra has compiled comparison analyses of best practices of specific EFD sponsor organizations and alliances. Additionally, she coordinates the development of the EFD Virtual Site, an online interactive workforce development tool that uses gaming technology to provide real time education. Andra serves on various committees including the Environmental Subcommittee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors HSE Committee and the Water Handling and Management Technical Section for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Miss Wilcox recently served as president of a non-profit, volunteer based organization for environmental education and outreach, serving approximately 125,000 residents.