The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation told its staff last week to proceed with a change of operator request for the Well-Done Foundation that wants to take over 68 orphan oil and gas wells and intends to plug them. The Shelby-based nonprofit organization says that the move will save taxpayers more than $2 million that Montana would need to pay back otherwise to have the work done. It has funding committed for more than 120 orphan and abandoned wells nationwide this year. Well-Done Foundation Chairman Curtis Chuck says the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation was approached and capped its first well on Earth Day 2020.
In: News Headlines