2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

The National Oil, Gas and Injection Well Gateway

Wednesday, April 27, 2016: 11:10 a.m.
Confluence Ballroom A (The Westin Denver Downtown)
Paul Jehn , Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK
Joseph Lee , Ground Water Protection Council, Dillsburg, PA, United States

The Ground Water Protection Council (GPWC), with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and The Energy Information Administration have developed the National Oil and Gas Gateway.  The Gateway is  the first public website where well level data from all participating States can be viewed, aggregated and retrieved from one location.  Prior to the development of the Gateway, the only way to see a national picture of well level data was to visit each producing State’s website and consolidate the data or purchase commercial databases.  With the Gateway, this data is available via one websitts.

The Gateway website is an invaluable tool for government, industry and financial analysts, scientific researchers, and others who want a simple way to obtain and analyze well level data across the United States. 

Benefits of the Gateway for States include a more robust portrait of State activity within a national context, data to view intra- and inter-basin activity in adjoining States, fewer staff hours spent responding to external inquiries, and increase transparency.

Paul Jehn, Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK
Paul Jehn has over 30 years of experience in ground water and drinking water protection and remediation. Paul received his B.S. in geology from the University of Dayton, a M.S. in sedimentary geochemistry from Louisiana and worked on his Ph.D. in geochemistry at Texas Tech University. Paul is currently the project manager for the RBDMS Data Management System for the Ground Water Protection Council.

Joseph Lee, Ground Water Protection Council, Dillsburg, PA, United States