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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
|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.