2023 SAG Award Winners

Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Project Goal

Methane from the oil and natural gas industry is emitted alongside other pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change while VOCs are a key ingredient in creating ground-level ozone (smog). Methane is an odorless, colorless gas with a global warming potential 84 times greater than carbon dioxide. Ozone in the air we breathe can harm our health, especially on hot sunny days when ozone can reach unhealthy levels. The State of New Mexico is committed to reducing methane and VOC emissions from the oil and natural gas industry.
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Business Problem Solved

Available on iOS and Android, this app improves transparency by sharing with the public data from oil and natural gas regulatory agencies, including the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD).

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS AppStudio, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise

Development Team Biography

John Livengood currently serves as the Enterprise Geospatial Coordinator at the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). While developing the NM Methane App, John served as the OCD Geospatial Coordinator managing all aspects of GIS technologies related to the Oil and Gas Industry in New Mexico. Prior to EMNRD, John supported disaster risk reduction and early warning technologies throughout the Asia-Pacific Region as part of the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC).