What a depleted oil or gas well should look like after it is plugged

Well cross-section before plugging

Plugged well cross-section drawing

To see a cross section of a producing well, and how a well is drilled, cased and cemented in the first place, go to “How a Gas Well is Drilled Down into the Ground, and What Can go Wrong

Monuments the driller is supposed to leave after the well is plugged

If there is more there than this pipe, the well is not plugged, it is just “shut in” or maybe even still producing.


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