Fight Climate Change One Well at a Time

Help us plug orphaned or abandoned oil and gas wells
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Meet the Well Done Foundation

Our mission is to fight climate change through plugging orphaned or abandoned oil and gas wells. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are approximately 2.15 million unplugged abandoned wells scattered throughout the United States. We work with farmers and landowners, local and state governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations to locate abandoned wells, measure and document the CO2 emissions, then plug the wells and restore the surrounding surface area to its original state.

There are

2.15 Million
Unplugged Abandoned
Wells in U.S.

(EPA Estimate)

0 States
Across the Country


7.11 MMT CO2e
Each Year

That’s the Equivalent of

1.54 million passenger vehicles driven for one year

798 million gallons of gasoline consumed

7.85 billion lbs of
coal burned

1.29 million homes' electricity use for one year

We can only plug these wells with your help.

Featured Projects

Located in the Waterford Township of Erie County, PA, this well was spudded in 1982 and abandoned in 2009.
Bluhm #7 - Was drilled in March of 1930 by the Imperial Petroleum Company in Montana's Legacy Kevin-Sunburst Field. This oil well was produced up until the 1980s when it became orphaned. The Well Done Foundation adopted this well in 2021 and will be plugging it in 2022!
Thanks to the generous gift from Tito's Handmade Vodka the Gish B #6 Project is now PLUGGED, PLUGGED, PLUGGED! Our second orphan well plugging in Louisiana, Gish B #6 was part of our Five Bayous Project. Please stay tuned as we prepare our next projects and enjoy our updates and information. THANK YOU!

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Donors

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