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. 

RDBMS applications allow state regulatory agencies to efficiently manage data related to permit applications and environmental inspections. The increased efficiency in workflow lowers operating costs and frees up time for agency staff to concentrate on environmental protections. The applications can be tailored to specific state regulatory needs, enabling agencies to confirm that all wells and operators adhere to best environmental practices. RDBMS applications also foster communication between state agencies, ensuring that environmental protection is enforced on a nation-wide scale.

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 Risk Based Data Management SystemRBDMS 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 including a web-enabled user interface. RBDMS has been adopted as a national standard.

The STAR Name

Many RBDMS applications have the STAR acronym in their names. This naming convention  started with the RBDMS 3.0 California project (WellSTAR) and stands for Statewide Tracking and Reporting. (More Information)