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Devon Energy will use aerial gas mapping LiDAR to track methane emissions across its portfolio

BOZEMAN, Mont., February 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bridger Photonics (Bridgeman), creator of the aerial laser scanning technology for methane Gas Mapping LiDARtoday announced that leading independent oil and natural gas company, Devon Energy, has committed to several reviews of its entire asset portfolio in 2022.

Devon is stepping up in a big way to fight emissions reductions with this decision,” said Bridger’s CEO and Co-Founder, Pete Roos. “They are one of the largest unconventional energy producers in the United States, with assets across the Permian, Eagle Ford, powdery river, Bakken and Anadarko. We will scan their entire assets with Gas Mapping LiDAR twice this year.”

LiDAR gas mapping was chosen after successful field trials in addition to other emerging technologies on Devon infrastructure in the Permian and Anadarko basins. “Bridger’s Gas Mapping LiDAR gave us a complete picture of our methane emissions,” said Mike Smith, Sr. Political Advisor at Devon. “With the data provided, we are able to address our emissions more strategically and efficiently and have a better understanding of our emissions inventory,” Smith added.

The Gas Mapping LiDAR was developed by Bridgeman with funding from the Advanced Research Branch of the U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E. Bridgeman attaches proprietary laser sensors to aircraft and scans oil and gas infrastructure throughout the natural gas supply chain. Analytics produce gas plume images, emission source locations with GPS coordinates and emission rates that help companies streamline repair activities, guide operational improvements and track emission reductions. emissions. The sensitivity of Gas Mapping LiDAR can detect more than 90% of emissions in typical production basins.

“We are excited to provide actionable data that will allow them to take their emissions reduction to the next level,” Roos said.

About Bridger Photonics

Situated in Bozeman, MontanaBridger Photonics provides aerial methane detection, location and quantification across the entire natural gas value chain. Bridger’s The mission is to enable clean, safe and streamlined oil and gas operations by providing actionable data for the reduction of methane emissions. Bridgeman developed Gas Mapping LiDAR with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s advanced research arm, ARPA-E, and won an R&D100 award for Gas Mapping LiDAR in 2019. Gas Mapping LiDAR was also the first technology to be included in an AMEL application for the EPA’s Methane Rule. For more information, visit

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SOURCEBridger Photonics, Inc.