Orphan Well Association

Funded primarily by industry, the OWA’s job is to close wells, facilities and pipelines that do not have a solvent and responsible owner—known as orphans—to protect people and the environment, and remove the potential risk of unfunded liability. The OWA is an independent, non‐profit organization that operates under the delegated legal authority of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

The Orphan Well Association is led by an independent Board of Directors with industry, regulatory and government representatives who oversee their operations, priorities and strategic planning.

For more information on decommissioning wells you can download the fact sheet below or check out OWA’s website at https://www.orphanwell.ca/