Orphan Wells with Delinquent P-5 Greater Than 12 Months
Orphaned wells are inactive, non-compliant wells that have been inactive a minimum of 12 months and the responsible operator's Organizational Report (Form P-5) has been delinquent for greater than 12 months. Operators desiring to take over these wells must have an active Organization Report (Form P-5) and, upon request, provide a good faith claim to operate the wells.
- Procedure for Taking Over An Orphaned Well
- Reimbursement to Surface Owners of Certain Costs Incurred for Plugging an Orphan Oil or Gas Well
An Orphan Well Query is available to search orphan wells by Well Type, District, County, Field, Operator and API Number.
An Excel version of the entire list of orphan wells for the current month is available for a download as a zip file.