North Dakota

Bakken: Who’s Got The Best Wells?
By April 11, 2015 Read More →

Bakken: Who’s Got The Best Wells?

Richard Zeits. Oil & gas, commodities, long/short equity, research analyst. With over eight thousand horizontal wells drilled to date in the Middle Bakken and Three Forks formations of the Williston Basin, the data set of drilling results and production histories would seem more than sufficient to draw conclusions with regard to expected drilling economics and investment […]

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In North Dakota, hard to tell an oil millionaire from regular Joe
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

In North Dakota, hard to tell an oil millionaire from regular Joe

(Reuters) – The retired men shooting the breeze at Joyce’s Cafe in Stanley don’t look like oil barons but appearances can be deceptive, especially in North Dakota. Take Robert Western, a farmer who was dressed in rumpled overalls and a baseball cap as he sipped coffee and discussed the oil boom that has transformed this […]

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North Dakota Reminds Negotiators: Be Careful What You Say
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

North Dakota Reminds Negotiators: Be Careful What You Say

Carey Gagnon on October 10, 2014. Posted in Mineral Rights, North Dakota.  Do you think that what you say when negotiating a mineral lease does not matter once the agreement is inked and contains boilerplate language declaring it to “supersede all prior negotiations” and “be the complete agreement between the parties”?  Think again.  The North Dakota Supreme Court recently reminded […]

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The Next North Dakota: 5 States About to Go Oil Boom
By February 21, 2015 Read More →

The Next North Dakota: 5 States About to Go Oil Boom

BY BLAIRE BRIODY, The Fiscal Times, December 2, 2013. The black-gold rush in North Dakota—a technological revolution in oil production—is creating a new class of rugged millionaires. North Dakota might be grabbing headlines, but horizontal drilling and “fracking” to tap into newly accessible oil reserves is by no means limited to that state. The shale revolution is still […]

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Oil boom creates millionaires and animosity in North Dakota
By February 21, 2015 Read More →

Oil boom creates millionaires and animosity in North Dakota

By Andrea Stone, USA TODAY, STANLEY, N.D. From the cab of his combine 10 feet off the ground, Doug Kinnoin sees acres of barley scrawnier than last year’s bumper crop but good enough to fetch top dollar as malt for beer instead of cattle feed. What he can’t see, as the amber stalks give way to […]

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Continental Resources adds to oil acreage at North Dakota auction
By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Continental Resources adds to oil acreage at North Dakota auction

(Reuters) – Continental Resources Inc, the second-largest North Dakota oil producer, spent $2.3 million at a state land auction for the right to explore for crude on 160 acres, outbidding its nearest rival with just seconds left on the clock. The deal, secured this week with a check to state officials, shows that despite the more-than 60 percent […]

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