Data Workshop, 19-20 October 2015, Boulder, CO

Spring 2015 Measurements in Oil and Gas Production Regions Agenda PDF file

This workshop to discuss results from oil and gas related field measurements includes participation from SONGNEX and the groups that were making measurements at the same time in the Four Corners area, the JAGUAR study in the Uintah Basin and the Denver Julesburg basin. The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate analysis of data from the various field missions in oil and gas production regions this spring, to compare notes before initial results are presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, and to foster collaborative research.

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Monday, October 19

9:00 - 12:00 Plenary session

13:30 - 15:30 Break-Out sessions by Basin

  1. Four Corners led by Eric Kort
    Real time methane plume detection with ground-based verification from the 4 Corners JPL mapping campaign PDF file, Andrew Thorpe, NASA JPL & Caltech
    Regional Column Ethane/Methane Observations at Four Corners, NM for Source Attribution PDF file,, Manvendra Dubey, Los Alamos
  2. Uintah Basin led by Shane Murphy
    Aircraft-based Measurements of Total Methane Emissions from the Uintah Basin in 2015, Tegan Lavoie, Purdue Univ.
    Continuous time series of methane from the Uinta Basin Greenhouse Gas Network: preliminary linkage to emissions, John Lin, Univ. Utah
    Atmospheric Conditions During SONGNEX in the Uintah Basin PDF file, Brian Blaylock, Univ. Utah
  3. Other Basins led by Joost de Gouw
    NOy by Chemiluminescence and Cavity Ring-down PDF file, Kyle Zarzana, NOAA CSD & CIRES
    Aircraft measurements of VOCs by H3O+ CIMS PDF file, Abigail Koss, NOAA CSD & CIRES
    Diffusive sampling of VOC and PAH in the UGRB, Uintah and North Platte Basins PDF file, Rob Field, Univ. Wyoming

16:00 - 17:00 Plenary session

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary session

10:30 - 12:00 Break-Out sessions by Topic

  1. Methane emissions PDF file led by Gabrielle Petron
  2. Non-methane hydrocarbons PDF file led by Jessica Gilman
    EPA Compliance Alert: Emissions from controlled storage vessels at onshore oil and natural gas production facilities, Cindy Beeler, US EPA
  3. Chemical transformations PDF file led by Emily Fischer
    Quantifying atmospheric nitrogen outflow from the front range of Colorado PDF file, Andy Neuman, NOAA CSD & CIRES

13:30 - 16:00 Plenary session

  • 13:30 Reports from breakout groups
  • 14:15 General science discussion
  • 15:00 Discussion of other topics: Data availability and comparability Publications, journal special issues Synthesis of results across basins