Those 'days' are not so 'yore', sadly.I gotta say this feels a lot like the abandoned mines of yore,
So, contrary to that old saying, "Oil's not well that ends well."The article is a year old now but this has been standard practice (open secret?) for decades. The number of orphan wells in Alberta and SK dwarfs the BC number. Just Google 'orphan wells' and prepare to be outraged.Curious how an oil well becomes an 'orphan' - its parents just up and died? /s
Not its parents. More like its foster parents twice removed. The standard practice seems to be that a new productive well is used by a big-name company (one we might have heard of) but as its production drops it is sold to a smaller company, and so on. Very often the last numbered company in that line just declares bankruptcy and walks away. Not so different to what happened with this pulp mill.Curious how an oil well becomes an 'orphan' - its parents just up and died?