COMPLETE ABANDONMENT SERVICES
We provide corporate liability assessments, abandonment programming, project management of client abandonment programs, regulatory submissions, and wellsite supervision services.
In the midst of the most significant petroleum downturn in decades, Canadians are concerned the number of inactive and “orphan” oil and gas wells in Western Canada and the associated public liability. At the same time, abandonment and reclamation costs are soaring, while the time and expense of getting to a reclamation certificate have ballooned. In these economically and politically uncertain times, environmental groups and the general public are urging politicians and regulators to set agressive abandonment and reclamation timelines and hold the industry accountable.
The collapse of natural gas prices in 2009 hit Alberta’s natural gas producers hard. In the face of a natural gas glut, companies were forced to tear apart their cost structures to preserve cash flow…
July 10, 2017: The Canadian Press Alberta’s energy regulator has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to review a ruling that could allow energy companies to walk away from cleaning up abandoned oil wells and affect industrial sites across the country. Read More… More
June 5, 2017: Alberta plans loans to speed well reclamation Western Producer June 1, 2017 Legislation designed to speed up the management of orphaned wells and could create up to 1,650 jobs. A loan to Alberta’s Orphan Well Association is being proposed by the Alberta government to assist... More
May 23, 2017: Calgary Herald By Chris Varcoe May 19, 2017 Scott Irvine has three orphan wells on his farmland near Carstairs. Drilled in 1980 to tap into sweet oil found in the Garrington field, one well has had almost 10 owners over the decades. It was abandoned several... More
Over 35 years operations, project management experience
Over 35 years operations and abandonment experience
20 years coiled tubing, fishing, wellsite supervision
20 years regulatory, operations experience
33 years of operations and project management experience
Specialized in multi-well shallow gas and CBM programs