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Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Anna Robertson, PhD Student

Room 60XX, Engineering Building


Dr. Shane Murphy

Research Topic:

Emission rates of methane from well pads at four oil and gas basins with contrasting production volumes and compositions


  • B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2013
  • M.S. in Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, 2016


  • Robertson, A. M.; Edie, R.; Snare, D.; Soltis, J.; Field, R. A.; Burkhart, M. D.; Bell, C. S.; Zimmerle, D.; Murphy, S. M. Variation in Methane Emission Rates from Well Pads in Four Oil and Gas Basins with Contrasting Production Volumes and Compositions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51 (15), 8832−8840.

Conference Presentations:

  • A. Robertson, R. Edie, R. Field, J. Soltis, D. C. McCabe, P. B. Shepson, T. N. Lavoie, A. Heimburger, J. A. de Gouw, M. Omara, M. R. Sullivan, X. Li, R. Subramanian, A. Robinson, A. Presto, J. C. Lin, S. Lyman, and S. M. Murphy. Quantification of Methane and Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production in the Uintah Basin. Presented at the 96th National American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 9-14 Jan, 2016; 2.5.
  • A. Robertson, R. Edie, R. A. Field, J. Soltis, S. M. Murphy. Quantification and Intercomparison of Methane Emissions from Production Sites in Dry Vs Wet Oil and Natural Gas Fields in the Western and Midcontinental United States. Poster Presented at the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Science Conference, Breckenridge, CO, 26-30 Sep, 2016; 3.054.
  • A. Robertson, R. Edie, R. A. Field, J. Soltis, S. M. Murphy. Towards Understanding the Impact of Production Techniques and Regulations on Widely Varying Methane Emission Rates in Western Basins. Presented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec, 2017; A43N-03.

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