State orphaned and abandoned well programs

Most states have inaugurated significant programs for identifying and addressing orphan wells. States should be commended for these efforts, and the IOGCC encourages states to find ways to identify and address orphan wells. Following are links to individual state orphan well programs:

State Orphan Well Programs
California Oil, Gas & Geothermal -- Idle and Orphan Well Program
Louisiana Oilfield Site Restoration
Michigan Orphan Well Program
Ohio Landowner's Guide to Orphan Well Plugging
Pennsylvania Orphan Oil and Gas Wells and the Orphan Well Plugging Fund
Texas Orphaned Well Reduction Program