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

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.

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

News Stories

https://globalnews.ca/news/4033013/redwater-ruling-before-supreme-court/

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