Who is the Well Done Foundation and Why Does It Exist?
The vision for the Well Done Foundation (WDF) came together during the Summer of 2019 after visiting the legacy Kevin-Sunburst Oilfield in Northern Montana and seeing firsthand the impacts of Orphan and Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells on the industry, communities and the environment.
That encounter left such a strong impression that Curtis felt compelled to take immediate action through leaving the oil patch better than the way that he had found it.
Knowing that there was a better way and wanting to develop a collaborative approach to address the Orphan Well problem on a “One Well at a Time” basis in Montana, as well as launching a National Campaign, Curtis set out organizing the Well Done Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Since 2019 the WDF, made possible through the support of many generous donors and corporate sponsors, has plugged ten (10) orphan oil & gas wells in Montana, permanently reducing harmful Methane Gas emissions (80X more harmful than Carbon Dioxide) by more than 500,000 metric tons of CO2e.
The WDF is sponsoring the first of its kind “Carbon Methodology” for orphaned and abandoned oil & gas well plugging with the American Carbon Registry (ACR) which will be a game changing project finance tool that will allow the WDF’s important work to scale up more quickly without burdening taxpayers with the expense and liability.
Beginning in September 2021 WDF will begin plugging orphaned and abandoned wells in Pennsylvania and has organized in Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and California.