Kansas Corporation Commission Abandoned Well Plugging

This project is headed by the Kansas Corporation Commission. For more information, visit https://kcc.ks.gov/oil-gas/abandoned-wells.


In 1996, the Legislature created the Abandoned Well Plugging and Site Remediation Fund. The legislation established an annual reporting procedure whereby the Kansas Corporation Commission accounts for the number of abandoned wells in Kansas, the funds available to plug abandoned wells, and the multiyear plan for addressing abandoned wells by creating a prioritization schedule.

Current Updates

This is an ongoing project. More than 11,200 wells have been plugged since establishment of the funds.

You can report an abandoned well here.

Project Manager

Kansas Corporation Commission

KWO Office
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 404
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: 785-296-3185
Fax: 785-296-0878
Toll Free: 1-888-526-9283
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