RegScan, IPAA Launch Marcellus Shale Region Compliance Suite

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., -- RegScan and the Independent Petroleum Association of America are proud to announce that their award-winning IPAA Environmental Compliance System is now a complete Marcellus Shale Region suite.

With the launch of the West Virginia and Ohio suites in addition to the Pennsylvania suite, oil and gas operators working in the Marcellus and Utica shale now have a comprehensive regulatory guide for the region's three most active states.

"This award-winning system is one of the most unique and comprehensive regulatory guides on the market," said Ned Ertel, president and C.E.O. of RegScan. "Through our partnership with IPAA, we are able to get an up-to-date, state-specific, regulatory guide directly to the people who need it most."

The IPAA Environmental Compliance System-PA was recently honored with an Environmental Business Journal award for Project Merit. RegScan was one of just 12 companies to receive such an award. Users of the web-based system have instant access to state and federal regulations and statutes, essentially in real time. It also comes pre-loaded with permit applications, forms and guidance documents -- along with exclusive alert tools like Socrates Watch and Lookout. Updates are seamless and automatic, so the most current information is always available.

The IPAA Environmental Compliance System, powered by RegScan Socrates, is a unique, timeline-driven online compliance system outlining regulatory requirements throughout the life cycle of a well. Four major topics are covered, including:

-- Pre-Drilling

-- Drilling and Completion

-- Well Production and Operation

-- Well Plugging and Abandonment

The comprehensive guide contains all the regulatory requirements -- fully integrated with fillable forms, encrypted document storage, permit applications, guidance documents, AND audit checklists, all of which can be accessed through the patent-pending Socrates project management platform.

To develop this cutting-edge product, RegScan worked with industry-leading consultants Jim Collins and Jim Erb. Mr. Erb is the former director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Oil and Gas Management, and Mr. Collins has decades of operational experience behind him. With their wealth of insider knowledge, they can 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 -- 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:

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