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This publication addresses the environmental concerns related to well abandonment and inactive well practices.

The primary environmental concerns are protection of usable aquifers from fluid migration; and isolation of hydrocarbon production and water injection intervals.

Additional issues in the document include protection of surface soils and surface waters, future and use, and permanent documentation of plugged and abandoned wellbore locations and conditions.

Document History

  1. API Bull E3


    Wellbore Plugging and Abandonment Practices, Second Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. API Bull E3 (R2000)

    Well Abandonment and Inactive Well Practices for U.S. Exploration and Production Operations, Environmental Guidance Document

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