WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RegScan and the Independent Petroleum Association of America proudly announce that their award-winning IPAA Environmental Compliance System has been expanded into the Western states.
Suites for oil and gas exploration and production have been developed for the states of Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota. RegScan and IPAA have also developed Well Operators on Federal Land, an online suite that outlines all the regulatory requirements from the Bureau of Land Management.
"After the success of our Marcellus and Utica Shale region suite, we decided to expand into other major domestic shale plays," said Ned Ertel, president and C.E.O. of RegScan. "States like North Dakota are experiencing unprecedented growth because of unconventional resource development. Now, oil and gas producers out West have access to the same expert tools that major Eastern developers use."
Users of the IPAA Environmental Compliance System have instant online access to state and federal regulations and statutes, essentially in real time. The comprehensive guide contains all the regulatory requirements — fully integrated with permit applications, guidance documents, AND audit checklists — all of which can be accessed through the patent-pending Socrates project management platform. Updates are seamless and automatic, so the most current information is always available.
The IPAA Environmental Compliance System was recently honored with an Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award for Project Merit. This one-of-a-kind, timeline-driven, compliance system outlines regulatory requirements throughout a well's entire life cycle, including:
- Drilling and Completion
- Well Production and Operation
- Well Plugging and Abandonment
RegScan and IPAA worked with industry-leading consultants — including a former director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Oil and Gas Management — to develop this cutting-edge product. With decades of experience behind them, they were able to offer unique insight into the production process.
Founded in 1987, RegScan, Inc. provides regulatory compliance services to companies worldwide. RegScan has unique online tools for easy access to — and interpretations of — domestic and international regulatory data. RegScan GCS 2.0 provides the regulatory information, while the Socrates compliance management system has the tools to manage the process. To learn more, visit http://ipaa.regscan.com.
SOURCE RegScan, Inc.