Available Orphans

To date, working with our partners, sponsors and generous donors, the Well Done Foundation has plugged five (5) orphaned and abandoned wells in the State of Montana, reducing harmful greenhouse gas and we are just getting started!

The Well Done Team is kicking off another four (4) orphan well pluggings starting the week of June 7th, 2021 and we have a lot more exciting news where that came from.

We hope that you will take a minute and join our team and let's work together to leave a lasting legacy for future generations!

BLUHM #8 (WDF20.008)

The Bluhm #8 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was spudded April 9, 1930 and drilled to a final depth of -1,606′ by C.E. Shaffer of the Imperial Petroleum Corp. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Bluhm #8 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Completed April 20, 1929
  • Abandoned in mid-1990s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 7,971 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption fee ($30,000) includes monitoring, plugging and surface restoration

BLUHM #12 (WDF20.007)

The Bluhm #12 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana, began drilling July 5, 1934 to the final depth of -1,600′ by the Imperial Petroleum Corp. This well became an orphan in the early 1990s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Bluhm #12 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Completed August 2, 1934
  • Abandoned in mid 1990s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 4,452 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption fee ($30,000) includes monitoring, plugging and surface restoration

BLUHM #14 (WDF20.006)

The Bluhm #14 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was drilled September, 1934 and drilled to a final depth of -1,606′ by the Imperial Petroleum Corp. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for Bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Bluhm #14 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Drilled September 1934
  • Abandoned in mid 1990’s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 4,452 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption Fees 30,000.00 Includes Monitoring, Plugging & Surface Restoration
  • Plugged April 7, 2021!

ANDERSON #7 (WDF20.004)
PLUGGED October 2, 2020

The Anderson #7 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was spudded July 11, 1929 and drilled to a final depth of -1,560′ by C.A. Remington. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for Bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Anderson #7 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Complete June 26, 1929
  • Abandoned in mid 1990’s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 5,984 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption Fees 30,000.00 Includes Monitoring, Plugging & Surface Restoration
  • Plugged October 2, 2021!

Thanks, Joel Citron!

ANDERSON #8 (WDF120.013)

The Anderson #8 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was spudded July 10, 1929 and drilled to a final depth of -1,548′ by C.A. Remington. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for Bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Anderson #8 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Complete August 26, 1929
  • Abandoned in mid 1990’s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 7,023 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption Fees 30,000.00 Includes Monitoring, Plugging & Surface Restoration

ANDERSON #1 (WDF19.003)

The Anderson #1 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was spudded August 10, 1924 and drilled to a final depth of -1,545′ by the Western Drilling Co. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for Bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Anderson #1 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Completed September 3, 1924
  • Abandoned in mid 1990’s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 4,155 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption Fees $30,000.00 Includes Monitoring, Plugging & Surface Restoration
  • Plugged April 22, 2021!

ANDERSON #4 (WDF20.010)

The Anderson #4 Oil Well in Northern Toole County, Montana was spudded September 5, 1925 and drilled to a final depth of -1,506′ by the Western Drilling Co. This well became an orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, filed for Bankruptcy and the well formally became the responsibility of the State of Montana.

About the Anderson #4 Orphan Oil Well:

  • Completed September 22, 1925
  • Abandoned in mid 1990’s (25+ years)
  • Plugging will immediately reduce 6,732 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e)
  • Adoption Fees $30,000.00 Includes Monitoring, Plugging & Surface Restoration