The core RBDMS software application has been developed through decades of collaboration between GWPC and the states utilizing it. Rooted in over 20 years of innovation, RBDMS Core has adapted to the ever-changing needs of regulatory agencies. The functionalities highlighted below, paired with integrated workflows and data management standards, are designed to provide all of the tools necessary to maintain efficient and reliable regulatory tracking.
RBDMS Core Versions
The latest version of RBDMS is currently being developed through a partnership between GWPC and the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources. RBDMS 3.0 is web-enabled and mobile friendly. It will be fully deployed in California in 2019, and other RBDMS states have already started implementing it. More Information
After the development and success of RBDMS Classic, larger states started to express interest in using the product. The developers and the GWPC Technical Committee worked together to develop a more normalized data structure to accommodate the larger data sets and to enhance data retrieval. This data structure coupled with a customized .Net front end is designed to provide increased speed and better capabilities. A number of states are currently in the process of installing RBDMS.NET.
RBDMS Classic (Legacy)
RBDMS Classic was the original client-server version of RBDMS, implemented in the 1990s. It features a Microsoft Access front-end application and a SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 R2 database. Although RBDMS was originally designed to track underground injection control (UIC) data, the familiar Access environment allowed agencies with limited information technology support to adapt it rapidly to track other aspects of oil and gas regulation. Although RBDMS Classic is still in use in some states, its installation is no longer supported.
Bakken Oil Boom
In 2010 Williston was a quiet town in rural northwestern North Dakota with a population of 14,700. Within four years the population had more than doubled and rent prices soared to levels usually only seen in New York City or San Francisco. This huge influx of people was driven by the…
State agency field inspectors across the nation have been visiting oil and gas sites for decades to ensure that environmental rules and regulations are being followed. One field inspector may be responsible for inspecting 1,000 wells and 60 facilities each year. Whenever inspectors…
RBDMS Semi-Annual Conference
Twice a year, staff from state oil and gas regulatory agencies gather for a few days of RBDMS training, socializing, and conversation about challenges shared across the nation. Some states like Utah and Mississippi have been RBDMS states since the 1990’s. Others, like…