News & Updates

States First Initiative Releases Second Edition of Induced Seismicity Primer

11-29-2017

States First, an Initiative of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council, is pleased to announce the release of its second edition of the report entitled “Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Oil & Gas Development:  A Primer on Technical and Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management and Mitigation.”

This 2017 revision of the 2015 report contains numerous additions, updates, clarifications and corrections which will help regulators and the public understand aspects of induced seismicity and its relationship...

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National Oil and Gas Gateway consolidates well-level data from participating states

10-04-2017

(Source: EIA Today in Energy)

The National Oil and Gas Gateway is the first publicly available website with oil and natural gas well-level data from multiple states. The website was created as a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Energy Information Administration; the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and its member states; and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, part of the Office of Fossil Energy.

Well-level data in the Gateway are updated monthly by the participating states. Ten oil- and...

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RBDMS 3.0 “Alpha” Release

07-24-2017

The GWPC is pleased to announce that the RBDMS 3.0 alpha release (“Alpha”) is available for evaluation by interested parties.  As discussed at the Lido conference, “Alpha” represents our first step towards leveraging the work being done in California on the WellSTAR project for the national RBDMS community.

As shown in Figure 1 below, WellSTAR includes four major releases, each with its own targeted functional and technical components.  Release 1.0 serves as the WellSTAR Technical Pilot and implements the architecture backbone of the RBDMS 3.0 application suite.  It demonstrates the...

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GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application

05-17-2017

The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today the release of RBDMS WellFinder, a free mobile application powered by data directly from state regulatory programs, which allows users to locate and select oil and natural gas wells from an interactive map to display valuable data and information.

RBDMS WellFinder utilizes well data directly from state regulatory programs. This data, submitted to the states by oil and natural gas well operators for regulatory compliance, has not been manipulated by the GWPC and has been vetted by regulatory program staff.  

The mobile...

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