Abandoned Wells in PA: What is a Reasonable Estimate?

Studies estimate there are over 3,000,000 abandoned wells in the US, and up to 750,000 in PA alone. Dr. Terry Engelder discusses determining the number of abandoned wells in PA
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 hour
Language: English
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Recorded: November 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PA law defines an abandoned well as “Any well that has not been used to produce, extract or inject any gas, petroleum or other liquid within the preceding 12 months. The concerned with abandoned wells is that if methane was harmful to the atmosphere, leaking of abandoned wells might be a serious national problem. In Pennsylvania estimates for abandoned wells are difficult to make because many wells were drilled before 1957 were neither reported to the authorities nor recorded by the state record keepers. Dr. Engelder will discuss determining an accurate estimate of abandoned wells.
Who is this for?

This webinar is for all who are interested in learning more on abandoned gas wells in Pennsylvania

What will you learn?

PA law defines an abandoned well as “Any well that has not been used to produce, extract or inject any gas, petroleum or other liquid within the preceding 12 months. The concerned with abandoned wells is that if methane was harmful to the atmosphere, leaking of abandoned wells might be a serious national problem. In Pennsylvania estimates for abandoned wells are difficult to make because many wells were drilled before 1957 were neither reported to the authorities nor recorded by the state record keepers. Dr. Engelder will discuss determining an accurate estimate of abandoned wells.

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00:00 Introduction 02:32 Overview 10:08 A look at research on Abandoned wells in the US 14:55 A look at research on Abandoned wells in PA - Kang and Dilmore 25:46 Questions on Kang's analysis 51:06 Q & A

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