Plug Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells (Implementation)

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

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Targeted Resources


Project Description

The Railroad Commission of Texas and the National Park Service will plug 11 abandoned wells located at Padre Island National Seashore. While proper plugging of wells and reclamation of well sites involve relatively small land areas, they represent significant sources of petroleum pollution that can impact groundwater, springs and seeps, and surface water.

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Project ID: 807
Project Name: Plug Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells (Implementation)
SourceUID: EGID3
Latitude: 27.29568156
Longitude: -97.36984743
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Kleberg, Kenedy
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Other
Additional Project Action(s):
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Targeted Resource(s): Other
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Implementing Organization Type: Federal
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1317567
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 1317567
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0