2017 UIC Conference Abstracts Due Nov. 30

Attendees register before Jan. 15 for early bird discount

GWPC is finalizing details for the Annual UIC Conference.

This year’s conference will take place in Austin, Texas, Feb. 21 -23, 2017, and is the place to learn the latest information about Underground Injection Control. 

Call for Abstracts

We're looking forward to this year's agenda and are still seeking abstracts. Click here for a list of abstract categories and requirements. All abstracts, due November 30, will be reviewed and selections will be made by December 15, 2016

To submit an abstract, simply fill out the online abstract submittal form

Early Registration Discount

This year we are offering an early registration discount to those who register before January 15, 2017. Register online by visiting

Seeking Sponsors

The GWPC offers several sponsorship opportunities for this year's conference. Please consider helping make this year’s event a success by partnering with us as an event sponsor. We hope you'll take note of the new benefits we are offering this year's sponsors. For more infomation, visit the event sponsorship page on our web site.

Project Update

West Virginia joins RBDMS community;  implements RBDMS.Net 

In September West Virginia became the newest RBDMS state. The Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) is the premier oil, gas and UIC tracking software product developed by the GWPC and in use by more than 26 states.  The conversion from the West Virginia legacy oil and gas system to RBDMS took roughly two years. 

As one of the most recent implementations of RBDMS.Net, particular enhancements built into West Virginia’s system that can be used by other states include:

  • A customizable dashboard system that speeds a user’s ability to obtain specific requirements.
  • Implementation of an abandoned well tracking and grading system.
  • An updated compliance and tracking system.
  • Live harvesting of Oracle based state based corporate data

For additional information on West Virginia’s implementation of RBDMS or general RBDMS issues please contact Paul Jehn, RBDMS project manager.

Other News

Virginia revises regulations to expand disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals via FracFocus

(Natural Gas Intelligence)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently approved changes to the state's Gas and Oil Regulation that govern the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Old Dominion state.

The regulations were authored by Virginia's Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) to expand disclosure of ingredients used in well stimulation, and to ensure that the regulations reflect current industry best practices. DMME adopted the changes to the Virginia Gas and Oil Regulation in September, based on input from an advisory panel that included representatives from industry, environmental groups, other state agencies and local governments.

"The final regulation requires disclosure of the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing operations to the public while also protecting industry trade secrets except in case of emergency," according to DMME. "These requirement strike the appropriate balance between environmental protection and economic development as required by the Virginia Gas and Oil Act." The regulation requires well operators to use the FracFocus registry to disclose chemicals used in fracking operations.

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Upcoming Events

2017 UIC Annual Conference

February 21 - 23, 2017
Austin, Texas

Register before January 15 to receive the early bird rate. 

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