Petroleum History Society - The challenges of Orphan Wells in Alberta

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Petroleum History Society Event


The challenges of Orphan Wells in Alberta are much in the news today, as they were in the 1980s when the need became apparent for a system to handle these problem wells. Historian David Finch will provide a brief background to the topic. Then Rob Wadsworth, the Alberta Energy Regulators’s VP of Closure & Liabilities, will update the issue to 2018 and provide perspective on the current and future opportunities.

In addition, PHS scholarship recipient Jessica Weber will give us a brief update on her thesis about federalism and oil politics in Alberta.

$35 PHS Members and Student Members
$40 Guests (most welcome)
Cash or cheque only at the door

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