Bucket List Worthy Ecotourism

Join us in Shelby, Montana this July 2024
for the opportunity of a lifetime

Embark on a journey to majestic Montana for an eco-tourism adventure like none other!

Work alongside Roughneck members, in Big Sky Country with this offer of a unique opportunity for eco-conscious travelers.

During the two-day field experience, you will have the opportunity to measure methane from decades old orphan wells using the latest technology and participate in an actual plugging.

You’ll work on the rig floor and try your hand at roughnecking with our Montana Rig Crew, as they trip pipe in and out of the wellbore, pump cement, gel spacers, and biochar, using the gold standard set by the Well Done Foundation.

Each experience is limited to 10 participants. 

All participants must be 18 or older or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

A portion of the fee is tax-deductible.

Scholarships are available.

$4395.00 per person

Make a real, immediate difference for the climate!

Camp #1: July 23-26, 2024
Shelby, MT

The Bluhm #003 Legacy Oil Well in Toole County, Montana was drilled in September of 1928 to a final depth of 1,560’ into the Madison Lime formation. This well became an Orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, went out of business and the well formally became the responsibility of the state of Montana.

The Bluhm #003 Orphaned Well has a greenhouse gas emission factor of over 1,000 metric tons of CO2e per year. That environmental impact equals more than 400 automobiles – and we can stop it now!

Camp Itinerary:

July 23, 2024
Arrival

Arrive in Great Falls, MT
WDF will arrange transportation from the airport in Great Falls to the hotel in Shelby, MT

July 24, 2024
Field Day 1

Shelby, MT
Safety orientation, field history and overview, orphan well pre-plugging methane measurement and monitoring, surface restoration

July 25, 2024
Field Day 2

Shelby, MT
Safety briefing, orphan well plugging, post plugging methane monitoring, surface restoration

Depart Shelby, MT after Field Day 2 activities
Transportation provided back to Great Falls for dinner, then to hotel in Great Falls

What’s included:

  • Transportation
    • From Great Falls airport to Shelby
    • All transportation in Shelby
    • Back to Great Falls from Shelby
    • From Great Falls, Holiday Inn Suites to Great Falls airport
  • Accommodations
    • Two nights in Shelby (July 23 & 24) Comfort Inn & Suites (double or single occupancy)
    • One night in Great Falls (July 25 Holiday Inn Suites (double or single occupanacy)
  • Meals
    • July 23: Dinner in Shelby
    • July 24: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Shelby
    • July 25: Breakfast and lunch in Shelby, dinner in Great Falls
  • All safety equipment and training
  • Water and snacks on field days
 

What’s NOT included:

  • Airfare / transportation to or from Great Falls

Camp #2: July 30-August 2, 2024 
Shelby, MT

The Bluhm #004 Legacy Oil Well in Toole County, Montana was drilled in April of 1929 to a final depth of 1,625’ into the Madison Lime formation. This well became an Orphan in the early 1990’s when the last operator, Cavalier Petroleum, went out of business and the well formally became the responsibility of the state of Montana.

The Bluhm #004 Orphaned Well has a greenhouse gas emission factor of over 1,000 metric tons of CO2e per year. That environmental impact equals more than 400 automobiles – and we can stop it now!

Camp Itinerary:

July 30, 2024
Arrival

Arrive in Great Falls, MT
WDF will arrange transportation from the airport in Great Falls to the hotel in Shelby, MT

July 31, 2024
Field Day 1

Shelby, MT
Safety orientation, field history and overview, orphan well pre-plugging methane measurement and monitoring, surface restoration

August 1, 2024
Field Day 2

Shelby, MT
Safety briefing, orphan well plugging, post plugging methane monitoring, surface restoration

Depart Shelby, MT after Field Day 2 activities
Transportation provided back to Great Falls for dinner, then to hotel in Great Falls

What’s included:

  • Transportation
    • From Great Falls airport to Shelby
    • All transportation in Shelby
    • Back to Great Falls from Shelby
    • From Great Falls, Holiday Inn Suites to Great Falls airport
  • Accommodations
    • Two nights in Shelby (July 30 & 31) Comfort Inn & Suites (double or single occupancy)
    • One night in Great Falls (August1) Holiday Inn Suites (double or single occupancy)
  • Meals
    • July 30: Dinner in Shelby
    • July 31: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Shelby
    • August 1: Breakfast and lunch in Shelby, dinner in Great Falls
  • All safety equipment and training
  • Water and snacks on field days
 

What’s NOT included:

  • Airfare / transportation to or from Great Falls
  • Transportation from hotel in Great Falls to the airport for departure