Civitas Commits to Plugging Orphaned Wells in Colorado

The orphaned wells are those abandoned by their former operators and whose cleanup would otherwise be the responsibility of the state of Colorado.

Hart Energy Staff

Denver-based Civitas Resources Inc. has announced its commitment to voluntarily plug 42 wells that were orphaned by previous operators located in and around its operating areas in Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, Larimer and Weld counties of Colorado.

“Orphaned” wells are wells unrelated to Civitas that were abandoned by their former operators and whose cleanup would otherwise be the responsibility of the state of Colorado, Civitas said on Jan. 19.

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