Community

Welcome to the Community Corner!

This page provides up-to-date information to landowners and stakeholders for wells that, due to their proximity to residents or other developments, may require additional information sharing and status updates. It is intended as a first resource for information.

If you have any additional information needs pertaining to any wells within this section, you can also contact community@orphanwell.ca for direct responses to your questions.


Vermilion – Tenwell #1

Important Information Updates: The Orphan Well Association (OWA), in conjunction with the Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Health Services, has developed a long-term strategy to manage methane from the well located in the playground in the Brennan subdivision. Click for details on the Long-term Management Program and the Methane Interception Operation undertaken in September 2020.

Active Methane Management System May Only Be Needed for Back-up

The OWA is making progress on the Long-Term Management Program for Tenwell #1. The Phase One Methane Interception Operation was successfully completed. Monitoring over the winter suggests that gas in the soil has decreased significantly. The OWA turned off the Active Methane Management System (AMMS) in January on a trial basis. Monitoring results indicate the AMMS may only be needed as a back-up. The installation of the new AMMS will still take place as a safety precaution. The installation is scheduled for Spring / Summer 2021. See our latest update for more details.

If you have questions about the Long-term Management Program, please contact us by email at community@orphanwell.ca.

Past Newsletters:


Turner Valley – Katana Well Decommissioning Project

The Orphan Well Association (OWA) is working with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to determine the best option for decommissioning a well located on the north-west edge of Turner Valley, Alberta. This 90-year-old well was originally shut down in 1996. However, trace amount of natural gas (methane) were found at the wellsite.

Please Note: Some specialized equipment had to be secured by the well decommissioning contractor which has caused some additional delays in starting the well work at the Katana location. We plan to start the project by September 30th.

Our project information sheet has further details.


Castle River

info coming soon…