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Orphan Wells - Useful Documents

Application for Orphan Well Classification


PA DEP Reports of Abandoned, Orphan and Plugged wells

Using DEP's Report page is a bit complicated so to get specific reports, use the following directions.
At the top of DEP's report page select the drop down arrow next to County select the county name from the list, then select the drop down arrow next to Well Status fields and make a selection. You can also select the Municipality or Region. See the image below fields image then click dep view report button at the right edge of the page. Use the dep export button to download a copy of the report in the format you choose.


Spreadsheets of Wells in Venango County (as of 3/31/2013)

These sheets may be out of date. For the latest information use the Report link above.

PA Oil and Gas Act and Act 13 changes

Executive Summary of Act 78 of 1992 - Oil and Gas Act

Act 13 of 2012 FAQ

Act 13 of 2012 - Gas Impact Fees


Orphan Well's - Fact Sheet

Jerry Wells' report Natural Gas Development Opportunities, Impacts and Needs Conceptual Analysis an independent analysis of the gas drilling issue

Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission draft report on Orphaned wells

DEP Oil and Gas E&S Manual

Oil Well Plugging Fund

DEP Oil and Gas Reports

Problem Wells

Oil leaking from base of well.

Oil leaking from improperly plugged well.

Erosion around casing of plugged well.

Acid mine water flowing from well casing.

Open hole - a hazard to hikers and hunters.

Well casing leaking into creek.

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