Transferring a Cancelled or Abandoned Well
All wells - including a cancelled or abandoned well - can be transferred. Where possible, the proper Acknowledgement of Reclamation (AOR) Program process is to be completed before transferring a cancelled well to ensure unnecessary liability isn't transferred to the new owner.
Once transferred, any existing abandonment or reclamation liability associated with the well becomes the new owner's responsibility. Refer to the Acknowledgement of Reclamation (AOR) Program page for information on removing associated reclamation liability.