What’s in a name?

Your orphan’s name is a legal land description of its location based on the legal land descriptions based on the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) system. Easily convert your legal land description to latitude and longitude and instantly find the location of your orphan with this website: http://legallandconverter.com. Note: you will be required to pay a fee for this service.

If your orphan is on private or leased property you will need permission from the landowner if you wish to visit your orphan. The Orphan Well Adoption Agency is not responsible for making these connections. Please familiarize yourself with the land that your prospective or adopted well is located on.

Didn’t find the right match?

Try these external resources:

Alberta Energy Regulator Abandoned Well Map: www.aer.ca/systems-and-tools

Get a head start on the OWA “Orphan Sites for Decommissioning” list: https://www.orphanwell.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Orphan-Wellbores-for-Decommissioning-2021-05-01-07.03.17.pdf

Is the well you want to adopt under reclamation? Not a problem. It can take decades. These orphans are still in need of care: https://www.orphanwell.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Orphan-Sites-for-Reclamation-2021-05-01-07.04.49.pdf