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Shuck begins Well Done Foundation to help plug orphaned, abandoned wells in Montana, North Dakota, and other states

Two orphaned wells that were just plugged in Montana are the latest of seven wells plugged by the Well Done Foundation, a relatively new nonprofit that’s being led by an old, familiar face in the Bakken.

Curtis Shuck, formerly manager of Red River Oil in Williston, has founded a nonprofit dedicated to plugging old and abandoned oil wells, inspired after seeing dozens of dormant oil wells while driving back and forth in Montana.

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Bozeman company plugging dormant oil wells, removing greenhouse gases

Curtis Shuck took the 250-plus mile drive from Shelby to Bozeman last August and couldn’t get the images out of his head. On his way, he passed oil wells that had been dormant for decades.

After working more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, he knew those wells were still emitting greenhouse gases.

“There’s got to be a way to figure this out and put a program together,” Shuck thought to himself. “That was really the driver, seeing that and knowing that we can do better.”

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