Minimum Acceptable Emissions and Closure Guidelines for Leaking Abandoned Wells

Anthony Knafla, Equilibrium Environmental Inc.


Providing knowledge and information on key variables associated with leaking wells, a means to capture various regulatory policy components and emerging issues, and a method for assessing relative risk between wells and prioritizing sites for mitigation in a sensible risk-driven manner. For example, resources can be focused on wells that may represent a potential risk to receptors, whereas mitigation of well emissions in areas where receptor exposure potential is low could be deferred until there is an economy of scale, such as the wells being incorporated into an area-wide closure.


Estimated date of completion: July 2022