The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission completed their third round of training operators on how to use the Wyoming eForms application that the agency will soon be incorporating.  This new web application will replace WOGCC's current online Electronic Filing system and eventually allow electronic filing for most of the agency's forms.  

The application is being developed in four phases.  At this time, the training addresses Phase 1 and includes eForms and menus for filings related to spud and drilling activities, BOP tests, APDs, baseline water sampling plans, baseline water sample reports, and baseline water sampling data management.  

Risk Based Data Management System/Energy and Water Software and Data Solutions (RBDMS) is the company designing the system.  Their experience with oil and gas data has been extensive and includes developing web-based programs with over 25 other state agencies as well as designing the well-known and well-recognized website, FracFocus.  

According to WOGCC's Deputy Supervisor Tom Kropatsch, who has been heading up the project over the last two years, RBDMS will address gaps in the agency's existing database.  "The new system will enable more data collection, provide electronic permitting, and seamlessly generate UIC and inspection data," he stated.

Kropatsch hopes to have the next two phases wrapped up by 2019.  They will target several functions such as management with bonds, wells, facilities, and locations as well as incident and compliance management.

In the near future, the WOGCC plans to provide additional training through webinars along with posting video clips that address the most common questions about RBDMS on their website.  Be sure to check WOGCC's website for more information.