Land

We work to minimize surface disturbance through effective planning and responsible development.

We recognize virtually all aspects of our operations involve the use of surface land. Whether it's private, Aboriginal or government-owned land, we work with our neighbours to minimize surface disturbance through effective planning and responsible development.

We understand the expectations placed on companies to demonstrate a high degree of environmental protection for the land on which they operate, and we are continuously driven to implement better land-use practices.

Abandonment and reclamation 2010 2011 2012
Total abandoned wells awaiting reclamation 662 699 537
Total abandoned wells, active reclamation
complete, awaiting reclamation certificate
172 86 217 (1)
Well site reclamation certificates received 84 107 (2) 52
Total wells undergoing active reclamation 621 893 937
Total reclaimed land (acres) 298 424 434

(1) In 2012, in order to reduce our overall environmental liability, our Canadian Division made a concerted effort to finalize reclamation activities and apply for reclamation certificates for sites where the majority of reclamation was complete.

(2) Due to low commodity prices and a number of divestitures, Encana focused on reclamation of sites, resulting in an increase in reclamation certificates and reducing the backlog of sites requiring reclamation.

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