Reports and Summaries
The 2013 Legacy Wells Strategic Plan
As part of its continuing commitment to protect public safety and Alaska’s environment, the BLM has released the 2013 Legacy Wells Strategic Plan, outlining priorities and actions it will take in the near-term to plug and clean up legacy wells in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). The strategic plan documents BLM's goals for the program and identifies actions BLM will carry out to work toward achieving “closure” of all legacy wells in the NPR-A.
The 2013 Legacy Wells Summary Report- updated 9/23/2013
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The 2013 Legacy Wells Summary Report Maps
This summary report documents the status of each well under BLM management, including site descriptions, photos and condition assessments. This report was used to develop the 2013 Legacy Well Strategic Plan for addressing well clean up. This report was updated 9/23/2013. Minor changes were made to update the land status on some of the Legacy Wells in the Barrow area, including Arcon #1, South Barrow #1, South Barrow #2, and South Barrow #3.
The 2004 Legacy Wells Summary Report
In 2004, BLM completed an inventory and prepared an assessment of the Legacy Wells program in the NPR-A. The BLM continues to assess the condition of the wells and continues to plug those wells that pose an environmental risk.
Plugging Activity Summaries:
BLM is currently plugging three wells at Umiat (#1, #3, and #11) through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps has selected March Creek LLC as the contractor. Mobilization commenced March 3, 2015 with project completion expected by mid-April 2015.