VIDEO: Becker Well Abandonment

The Becker well is located in Summerland, Santa Barbara County, California, USA.

Drilled at the turn of the century, the well had been previously abandoned and is now an orphan well (i.e. has no viable operator/owner) which has been leaking hydrocarbons intermittently into the surf zone for years. At the end of February 2018, InterAct PMTI led a project to re-abandon the well using an innovative approach to access the well and complete the abandonment.

Click the video tab above to see an overview of the operation in our highlights 'showreel' courtesy of Transcend UAS. Thanks to all the contractors whose efforts made the project a success and to California State Lands Commission for making it possible.

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