In Development: RBDMS 3.0

A major change to RBDMS is currently underway.  The next generation of RBDMS will be web-enabled and mobile friendly and is being developed through a partnership between GWPC and the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources.  This project will be completed in 2019 and available for full implementation in other states at that time.  However, due to the unique collaborative nature of RBDMS, certain components may be made available to states before then.

eForm Upgrades

The next generation of eForm (the RBDMS electronic forms system) will be part of RBDMS 3.0. Web Forms will streamline the collection of operator-submitted oil and gas data and create an opportunity to evaluate agency efficiency in review of operator submissions.

Gas Storage

Gas storage wells often face unique requirements due to their dual use (producing gas and injecting gas) and the changing reservoir conditions as gas is injected or withdrawn.  RBDMS 3.0 will add specialized functionality to better track gas storage oversight requirements. This functionality will include more information relating to reservoir pressures, mechanical integrity tests, well monitoring, construction and more.

Water Tracking

Water tracking will also be part of RBDMS 3.0, allowing for the tracking of the origin and disposition of all water used and produced in oil and gas operations. Water tracking capabilities will include recording water volumes used in the drilling, completion and stimulation (including hydraulic fracturing) processes. Tracking of injection volumes will provide additional water accounting capabilities. The final piece of functionality being added is tracking water transport and volumes. This will include the capability to determine facility disposal locations and methods, hydraulic fracturing flowback volumes, and disposal and transport of liquids from their source (e.g. water well, surface water) to the point of use (e.g. stimulation project, facility, pit).