News & Updates

RBDMS 3.0 “Alpha” Release


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


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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Idaho welcomed as full member of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission


Idaho was welcomed as a full member state of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) during the 2017 IOGCC Annual Business Meeting in Oklahoma City this week. 

As Idaho's official representative at the meeting, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Director Tom Schultz was presented a...

Multi-State Work Group Releases Report on Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations


Oklahoma City, OK, May 08, 2017 -  A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group released today a report on underground gas storage that evaluates potential vulnerabilities at gas storage operations and identifies prospective regulatory responses for consideration by state and federal agencies.

Most underground gas storage facilities have safe histories of operation and allow large supplies of gas to be stored during times of low demand, and withdrawn from storage when demand for natural gas is high; thereby reducing the need for larger transmission pipelines and allowing for continuous...

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