Magnum Hunter Acquires Williston 'Bolt On' Acreage
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. announced Tuesday that the Company's recently acquired wholly owned subsidiary, NuLoch Resources Inc, along with certain of NuLoch's existing joint venture partners, have acquired 16,800 gross acres (5,000 net acres) in a "Bolt On" acquisition located in Burke County, North Dakota.
The acquired acreage is in close proximity to a producing Sanish well, the Gustafson #29-32, where NuLoch owns an 18.6% working interest. As previously announced by NuLoch, the Gustafson #29-32 had a peak 24 hour initial production rate of 937 Boe per day from the Sanish formation.
Glenn Dawson, President of NuLoch, commented, "Leveraging the success of the Gustafson #29-32 well into a now much expanded acreage position in Burke County, North Dakota where we own a larger working interest (up to 30%) is an extremely positive strategic move for our Company. NuLoch has now increased the Company's net acreage position by 75% in this region alone; including one mostly contiguous block of 11,700 net acres to NuLoch's working interest ownership position. We are currently in the process of permitting production spacing units for purposes of drilling wells with two mile horizontal laterals. Today, NuLoch has drilled two wells in Burke County, North Dakota and has an additional six wells planned for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. This type of 'Bolt On' acreage acquisition adjacent to our recent success allows us to continue to maximize our presence in this region of the Williston Basin."
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas, primarily in the states of West Virginia, North Dakota, and Texas. The Company is presently active in three of the most prolific shale resource plays in the United States, namely the Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Williston Basin/Bakken Shale.