Orphan Well Adoption Agency (OWAA) employs unconventional approaches to environmental remediation that examine care, empathy, and the reliability of information. As part of this work, OWAA is dedicated to finding symbolic caretakers for orphan wells across what is colonially named and defined as Alberta.


Please note that Orphan Well Adoption Agency (OWAA) is not to be confused with The Orphan Well Association (OWA), a not-for-profit association funded by the oil and gas industry that manages the abandonment of Alberta upstream oil and gas orphan wells and the reclamation their sites. OWAA has no affiliation with the OWA, the Alberta Energy Regulator and is not funded by the oil and gas industry.