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.

Alberta Energy Regulator on the Orphan Well Association:

Orphan Well Association Inventory

Orphan Well Association – Taking Orphans

Alberta Energy Regulator on Closure: Abandonment, Remediation and Reclamation


Further Reading 

DORIN. An Orphan Well and a Power Station  An Orphan Well and a Power Station A Golden Opportunity for Clarity as to Orphan Well Laws (Including Urban Areas) DORIN LAND AND OILFIELD MANAGEMENT INC.

Landowners’ Guide to Oil and Gas Development 3rd edition (Book):