In late March, the State of New Mexico’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department announced that Adrienne Sandoval would lead the Oil Conservation Division for the state. The Division regulates oil and gas activities in New Mexico.
Ms. Sandoval has deep industry experience and has spent the last several years in Marathon Petroleum’s Denver office working on federal regulatory affairs and legislative matters. Sandoval also worked in the field for the Williams Companies in Tulsa, OK,among other positions. She holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Tulsa. “The oil boom in the Permian Basin has put a strain on regulatory oversite. One of my first priorities is focusing on supporting and building a staff of qualified, motivated people,” said Adrienne Sandoval. “I’m also excited for the opportunity to lead as we develop robust methane rules and a process for imposing new fees as a result of new legislation.”