In Development: RBDMS 3.0
A major change to RBDMS is currently underway. The latest version of RBDMS is 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 (DOGGR). DOGGR's implementation will be completed in 2019 and other states have already started implementing RBDMS 3.0 as well.
eForm 3.0 (the RBDMS electronic forms system) will be part of RBDMS 3.0. eForm 3.0 technology streamlines the collection of operator-submitted oil and gas data and creates an opportunity to evaluate agency efficiency in review of operator submissions.
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due to their dual use (producing gas and injecting gas) and the changing reservoir conditions as gas is injected or withdrawn.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 adds specialized functionality to better track gas storage oversight requirements. This functionality includes more information relating to reservoir pressures, mechanical integrity tests, well monitoring, construction and more.
Water tracking is 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 include 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).