Fight Climate Change One Well at a Time

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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.

What's New

New Carbon Credit Methodology Released

The Well Done Foundation is honored to be the lead sponsor of a new and important carbon credit methodology that will help generate much-needed funds to assist in the plugging of orphaned oil and gas wells across the United States and Canada. We’re excited for the next steps as we scale up or efforts with another powerful tool in the toolbox.

First Quarter Highlights

We're excited to share our Q1 2023 report highlighting the major milestones and accomplishments in recent months. Thank you to the many organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals who continue to support our work to plug and cap orphaned oil and gas wells.

2022 Inflection Points

2022 was a banner year for WDF. Thanks to the generous support of our partners and sponsors, the tireless efforts of our team, and contributions from our growing network of supporters, we were able to plug 9 orphaned wells, raise over $1.25M to fund our mission, and kick-off our new measurement and monitoring services. Read our 2022 year-end report for all the exciting details.

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

117.5 million tree seedlings grown for 10 years

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.

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