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Following public stakeholder meetings, the New Mexico Environment Department and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department are kicking off our Methane Advisory Panel (MAP) meetings to dive into technical issues related to capturing methane. The MAP process will yield a technical background document related to specific oil and natural gas equipment and processes for consideration moving forward with an enforceable methane regulatory strategy.

Methane Advisory Panel draft technical report

The MAP draft technical report is posted below. The report is open for public review and comment through Feb. 20, 2020. Comments may be submitted to nm.methanestrategy@state.nm.us or mailed to: 1190 St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505, Attn: Sandra Ely.

The topic reports reflect the diversity of perspectives of MAP members and are not consensus reports. MAP members were encouraged to provide a variety of perspectives on these complex topics.

Methane Advisory Panel Draft Technical Report – December 19, 2019

New: Public Comments Received on the Methane Advisory Panel Technical Report

Additional Public Comments Received on the Methane Advisory Panel Technical Report

Technical presentations

Sept. 12-13, 2019Natural Gas Dehydration Units
Presented by Melanie Roberts, Targa
Sept. 26, 2019Compressors and engines
Presented by John Admire,
DCP MidstreamCompressor Seal Emissions: Opportunities for Mitigation
Presented by David McCabe, Clean Air Task Force
Sept. 27, 2019Flaring and Venting Statistics, by District
Presented by Robert Balch and Martha Cather,
Petroleum Recovery Research Center, New Mexico TechPneumatic Controllers and Pumps
Presented by Adam Pacsi, ChevronPneumatic Equipment: Opportunities for Mitigation
Presented by David McCabe, Clean Air Task Force
Oct. 11, 2019High Pressure Casinghead Gas Flaring
Presented by David Greaves, XTOVenting and Flaring of Associated Gas
Presented by Alexandra Teitz, AT Strategies, LLC
Oct. 24, 2019Separators/Heaters/Storage Tanks: Upstream Design Considerations for Emissions
Presented by Joe Leonard, Devon Energy
Oct. 25, 2019Enhanced Vapor Recovery | Enhanced Vapor Recovery supplemental information
Presented by Peter Mueller, EcoVapor Recovery Systems
Nov. 21, 2019Flaring and Venting Maps
Presented by Robert Balch and Martha Cather, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, New Mexico Tech

Methane Advisory Panel Members

Member NameAffiliation
1. Vanessa RyanChevron
2. Mike SmithDevon
3. Robert EalesEOG
4. Kerry HarpoleMarathon Oil
5. Dennis NewmanOxy
6. Karen PrattXTO
7. Milind BhatteConocoPhillips
8.Matt EalesLucid
9. Jason SandelAztec Well Service
10. Scott LindsayDJR
11. Tim FriesanhahnEnduring Resources
12. Paul ThompsonEpic Energy
13. John MaxeyHanson Operating
14. Matt HendersonHilcorp Energy
15. Ryan DavisMerrion Oil and Gas Corp.
16. Zach LacountMewbourne Oil
17. Ernie JohnsonWhiptail Midstream
18. Tom SingerWestern Environmental Law Center
19. Elizabeth ParanhosEnvironmental Defense Fund
20. David BaakeSierra Club
21. Charlie de SaillanNew Mexico Environmental Law Center
22. Bruce BaizelEarthworks
23. Gabe PacyniakCenter for Civic Policy
24. Mike EisenfeldSan Juan Citizens Alliance
25. Mario AtencioChaco Canyon Coalition
26. Donna HouseBio-cultural diversity/Healthy indigenous communities advocate
27. Don SchreiberRancher/ Environmental advocate

MAP meeting attendance

Team Leads

Sandra ElyEnvironmental Protection Division DirectorNew Mexico Environment Department1190 St. Francis DrivePO Box 5469Santa Fe, New Mexico(505)827- 2820 Office(505)629-6307 CellSandra.Ely@state.nm.usAdrienne SandovalOil Conservation Division Director1220 S. St. Francis Dr.Santa Fe, NM 87505(505)476-6441Adrienne.Sandoval@state.nm.us
Liz Bisbey-KuehnBureau ChiefNew Mexico Environment DepartmentAir Quality Bureau525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1Santa Fe, NM 87505-1816Office: (505) 476-4305Cell: (505) 670-9279Elizabeth.Kuehn@state.nm.usJulia BarnesFacilitator200 West De Vargas, Suite 2Santa Fe, NM 87501505 470-7349Jhbnm1@gmail.com

Expert technical support

Dr. Robert Balsch
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
David Oonk
Doctoral Candidate,
University of Colorado
Dr. Manvendra Dubey
Los Alamos National Labs
(Support provided to the office of facilitator Julia Barnes)
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