RRC Seeks Well Plugging and Related Service Contractors to Plug Orphaned and Abandoned Wells with Federal FundsMarch 01, 2022
The U.S. Department of the Interior will award funds to plug, remediate, and reclaim orphaned wells located on State-owned or privately owned land in Texas. The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) encourages contractors to complete and submit a response to perform statewide well plugging and related services. Funding may also be used for other allowed activities including to remediate soil and restore native species habitat on land adjacent to orphaned wells, and to decommission or remove associated pipelines, facilities, and infrastructure.
To procure these services the RRC shall use the Request for Qualifications Procurement Method. This process requires a contractor to complete and submit a response to perform statewide well plugging and related services, detailing their qualifications, personnel experience, plugging equipment, past experience, and the RRC districts for which they are proposing to provide services.
The solicitation process is expected to begin in May. This announcement provides contractors advanced notice to plan and prepare their response.
For more information, including an overview of the solicitation process and options to receive notifications, visit the RRC website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/environmental-cleanup-programs/federally-funded-well-plugging/.