Here you will find links to resources and information about inactive oil wells in Alberta. Please familiarize yourself with this important literature before you consider adopting one of our orphans. Check back regularly for updates.

Orphan Well Association http://www.orphanwell.ca/

Orphan Well Association Annual Report 2015-2016 http://www.orphanwell.ca/OWA%202015-16%20Ann%20Rpt%20Final.pdf

Alberta Energy Regulator on Abandonment and Reclamation http://www.aer.ca/abandonment-and-reclamation

Alberta Energy Regulator Environmental Assessment http://www.aer.ca/applications-and-notices/environmental-assessment

News Stories

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/orphan-wells-notley-announcement-plan-cleanup-alberta-province-1.4121235

http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/critics-say-abandoned-alberta-oil-wells-pose-environmental-risk-1.2499977

http://globalnews.ca/news/2307275/interactive-the-hidden-cost-of-abandoned-oil-and-gas-wells-in-alberta/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/orphan-wells-left-behind-in-albertas-oilslump/article29301010/

http://www.producer.com/2016/11/alberta-group-tackles-growth-in-abandoned-oil-wells/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-sees-huge-spike-in-abandoned-oil-and-gas-wells-1.3032434

Further Reading 

http://www.policyschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Inactive-Oil-Wells-Muehlenbachs-1.pdf

http://www.ecojustice.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IWCP-Paper-FINAL-20-Nov-2014.pdf

Landowners’ Guide to Oil and Gas Development 3rd edition (Book): http://www.pembina.org/pub/landowners