The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Global Oil and Gas Infrastructure (GOGI) Team was recently honored by the Carnegie Science Center with its “Innovation in Energy” Award. MATRIC’s Aaron Barkhurst and Vic Baker supported the award-winning NETL team, providing Geographical Information System (GIS) expertise and Big Data analysis. MATRIC supported NETL as a team member on the Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract primed by Attain, LLC.

According to the Carnegie Science Center, “GOGI is the first open-source database of oil and natural gas infrastructure information that offers insights on each country’s hydrocarbon footprint. This groundbreaking achievement provides an invaluable technological tool for predicting and assessing global methane emissions risks, providing a big-data platform to assess local hydrocarbon infrastructure needs, identifying information gaps, evaluating economic costs, and supporting a range of critical decision-making needs. Research teams from all over the world can access authoritative information needed to make critical decisions when developing oil and gas infrastructure and take energy-saving action to reduce methane leaks.”

The Carnegie Science Awards program honors and celebrates the innovators whose outstanding science and technology achievements make western Pennsylvania great and inspire the next generation.

— For additional information on MATRIC’s Advanced Software Technology capabilities, contact Mark Dehlin.