RBDMS: Risk Based Data Management System
RBDMS (Risk Based Data Management System) is a suite of integrated software products that assists state agencies in the regulating, oversight and management of oil, gas and Underground Injection Control (UIC) facilities and activities. It was developed by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and members states, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Over 20 states have implemented one or more RBDMS products and have found that RBDMS increases efficiency in mission-critical tasks such as:
- reporting UIC data directly to the EPA from RBDMS
- automating oil and gas production, disposition, and UIC data from operators
- managing environmental data
- capturing data from field inspections
- offering online permitting, well completion reporting, production accounting, and sundry notice filing
RBDMS member states have spent the past 25 years developing, improving, and rolling out new versions of RBDMS and related products. The result is a system that is designed to meet the unique needs of states enforcing regulatory and statutory requirements.
Enhancements developed in one state are made available for other states to utilize as well. This spreads the software development costs among the group and frees up resources for new innovations.
Originally developed in Access version 1.1, RBDMS has evolved to the latest .NET technologies and has been adopted as a national standard. Current development on RBDMS 3.0 will offer a web-enabled user interface.