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May 2017

Vol. 22, No. 21 Week of May 21, 2017

AOGCC lists topics for idle wells workshop

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has a workshop scheduled for 10 a.m. June 17 at its Anchorage office to discuss possible changes in regulation of idle wells.

On May 17 the commission released discussion topics for the workshop, including.

Should idle wells be treated more like suspended wells with an application for the well to remain shut-in and periodic reports? If so, what should the time parameters and frequency of the reports be?

Since there is a significant abandonment liability for idle and suspended wells, should the commission adopt regulations in this area to better protect the state and future operators?

Considering the safety and environmental risks of idle and suspended wells, should the commission adopt regulations for better protection?

How long should the commission allow a well to be idle before suspension or plugging is required?

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