San Juan & Permian Basin Inventory

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O&G Emissions Inventory Project: Greater San Juan and Permian Basin

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico Office sponsored development of an oil and gas (O&G) emissions inventory for the Greater San Juan Bain in Colorado and New Mexico, and for the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas. The WRAP, with expert contractor assistance, is building the inventory using the PhaseIII methodology employed in large active basins in the intermountain West. The result is an accurate, comprehensive criteria pollutant inventory of actual emissions for most major point and area sources associated with exploration and production of O&G in the Basin for a 2014 base year, as well as for the mid-term projection year of 2015. One benefit of the project is development of a more accurate regional O&G emission inventory data based on input from knowledgeable sources. The project also contributes to regional air quality modeling efforts and streamlines future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews by reducing the need for project-specific modeling.

Future Year Emissions Projections for the San Juan and Permian Basins

Greater San Juan and Permian Basin Future Year Emission Inventory Forecast methodologies (Sept. 13, 2017) PDF

San Juan Basin Project Documents:

Project Technical Approach (April 21, 2015) PDF

Project Overview (September, 2015 w/ Updated Project Schedule) PDF

Greater San Juan Subbasin Categories (June 9, 2015) PDF

San Juan Basin Tribal Reservations & O&G Activity (June, 2015) JPG

Greater San Juan Basin Project Presentation - Stakeholder Workshop on EPA GHG Data on Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems (Nov. 19, 2015) PDF

Final report - San Juan and Permian Basin 2014 Oil and Gas Emission Inventory Inputs (Nov. 2016) PDF

Progress report presentation - Second Four Corners Public Science Forum on Methane, Durango, CO – Sept. 12, 2017 PDF

Final report – San Juan and Permian Basin 2014 Oil and Gas Emission Inventory (to be added)

San Juan Basin Operators Meeting Presentations: The meeting was held Tuesday June 23, 2015 at the BLM Field Office, 6251 College Blvd., Farmington, New Mexico

Meeting Agenda: PDF

Introduction and Background on WRAP O&G Emissions Inventory Studies: PDF


Meeting Attendance Sign Up Sheet: PDF

San Juan Basin Project Operators Call Presentations:
  • July 22, 2015 Status Call
    RAMBOLL-ENVIRON Presentation: PDF
  • October 14, 2015 Call
    RAMBOLL-ENVIRON Presentation: PDF
  • October 28, 2016 Call
    RAMBOLL-ENVIRON Presentation: PDF
    Oct. 28, 2016 project call Summary DOCX
Permian Basin Project Documents:

Recommendations memo for Permian Basin well site equipment and operational characteristics (Feb. 10, 2016) PDF