Sell Mineral Rights in Mountrail County, North Dakota
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EOG Resources can be largely credited with the discovery of the Bakken Shale as a producing formation in Mountrial County, North Dakota. Geologists formerly thought that the Bakken Shale was much to tight of a reservoir rock to ever produce commercial amounts of oil and gas. But in early 2006, EOG Resources drilled one of the first horizontal wells targeting the Middle Bakken. The rest is history. The Parshal #1-36H was brought to commercial production and Mountrail County, North Dakota was set a fire with new oil and gas activity targeting the Bakken Formation. Later discoveries in Mountrail County include the Sanish Field in Mountrail County, ND which targeted the Three Forks or “Sansih” formation. Below are EOG’s first discovery Bakken Wells in Mountrail County, ND. Mineral Owners in Mountrail County were blessed with prolific oil wells, these mineral owners were the first in North Dakota to see activity on their mineral rights for the horizontal drilling of Bakken Wells. Many of these mineral owners have seen the value of their mineral rights increase 100x. If you are a mineral owner looking to sell mineral rights in Mountrail County, ND call 1280 Royalties, LLC today.
|NDIC File No: 16164 API No: 33-061-00499-00-00 County: MOUNTRAIL CTB No: 116164
Well Type: OG Well Status: A Status Date: 5/26/2006 Wellbore type: HORIZONTAL
Location: SESE 36-153-90 Footages: 360 FSL 348 FEL Latitude: 48.024078 Longitude: -102.182023
Current Operator: EOG RESOURCES, INC.
|NDIC File No: 16324 API No: 33-061-00503-00-00 County: MOUNTRAIL CTB No: 116324
Well Type: OG Well Status: A Status Date: 9/27/2006 Wellbore type: HORIZONTAL
Location: NWNW 36-153-90 Footages: 283 FNL 545 FWL Latitude: 48.036865 Longitude: -102.199690
Current Operator: EOG RESOURCES, INC.
Parshall Oil Field
The Parshall Oil Field is an oil field producing from the Bakken Formation and Three Forks Formation near the town of Parshall, in Mountrail County, North Dakota. The field is in the Williston Basin. The field was discovered in 2006 by EOG Resources, which drilled, and now operates, most of the wells. It was the discovery of the Parshall Field that was largely responsible for theNorth Dakota oil boom.
Mike Johnson, a petroleum geologist in Denver, Colorado, is recognized as responsible for the discovery. Johnson has been recognized for this achievement by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG). Over the years, oil companies had drilled a number of dry holes through the oil-bearing Bakken Shale at Parshall. Johnson had examined the well log of a decades-old dry hole drilled near the town of Parshall, and noticed that the Bakken interval looked similar to Bakken pay in the Elm Coulee Oil Field, a Bakken oil field on the southwest margin of the Williston Basin, in Montana. Believing that he might have another Elm Coulee on the east side of the basin, except with a different trapping mechanism, he and a partner leased a large land position, and made a deal for EOG to drill it.
EOG drilled the discovery well, the horizontal Parshall #1-36H, in 2006, located next to a dry hole drilled in 1981. Like wells in Elm Coulee, the Parshall well was drilled horizontally in the middle member of the Bakken. Oil flowed to the surface during drilling, even before hydraulic fracturing. EOG quickly expanded the field by drilling development wells. Drilling soon defined the eastern edge of the field, a trap formed by eastern edge of the oil maturity window. Oil well drilling spread north, south, and west over a wide area, and soon extended Bakken oil production well beyond the boundaries of Parshall Field as defined by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. Bakken and Three Forks oil production have since been shown to form a very large laterally continuous oil reservoir, extending from Parshall on the east, west to past the Montana state line; however, the continuous Bakken/Three Forks productive area is split up administratively into many different oil fields.
The field was developed by horizontal wells, and massive hydraulic fracturing. Through March 2013, the field has produced 65 million barrels of oil and 30 billion cubic feet of natural gas, from more than 200 wells.
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Mountrail County, North Dakota
|Mountrail County, North Dakota|
Location in the state of North Dakota
North Dakota’s location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 4, 1873
|Largest city||New Town|
|• Total||1,941 sq mi (5,027 km2)|
|• Land||1,824 sq mi (4,724 km2)|
|• Water||117 sq mi (303 km2), 6.04%|
|• Density||3/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Mountrail County was first established in 1873 (as Mountraille County) by the Dakota Territorial Legislature, but the boundaries were different than they are today, extending from the Missouri River north to the border with Canada. It remained a county when North Dakota became a state in 1889, but in 1892 North Dakota Legislature authorized neighboring Ward County to take over all of Mountrail’s territory, and the county was eliminated. At the November 3, 1908,general election, a vote was held in Ward County on whether to recreate Mountrail with different boundaries. The vote was 4,207 to 4,024 in favor of the new county, but North Dakota’s Attorney General sued the Secretary of State over the validity of the vote, and the formation was delayed until the Supreme Court affirmed the vote in January 1909.
- Burke County (north)
- Ward County (east)
- McLean County (southeast)
- Dunn County (south)
- McKenzie County (southwest)
- Williams County (west)
|Williams County||Ward County|
|McKenzie County||Dunn County||McLean County|
- U.S. Highway 2
- North Dakota Highway 8
- North Dakota Highway 23
- North Dakota Highway 31
- North Dakota Highway 37
- North Dakota Highway 1804
National protected areas
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,631 people, 2,560 households, and 1,753 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,438 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.99% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 29.98% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 3.42% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic orLatino of any race. 37.1% were of Norwegian and 15.4% German ancestry according to the 2000 census.
There were 2,560 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,098, and the median income for a family was $31,864. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $20,844 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,422. About 14.00% of families and 19.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.
- 2,249 – New Town
- 1,814 – Stanley
- 1,001 – Parshall
- 186 – Plaza
- 106 – Ross
- 89 – White Earth
- 81 – Palermo
Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called “cities” regardless of their size.
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