There is gonna be a big explosion in price cause 4 cents ain't enough for a big oil stake in this region:
In the past 5 years the Bakken Shale has already doubled the proven oil
reserves of the USA, with growing estimates of over 40 billion barrels of oil,
compared to 21 billion for the rest of the country. On November 3rd, 2011, a
new production record was set for a Bakken well when the Whiting Petroleum
Tarpon Federal # 21-4H posted an IP of 7,009 BO in a 24 hour period. Wells
with IP’s over 5,000 BOPD in the Williston Basin are no longer unusual.
Currently, North Dakota has over 450,000 BO monthly production and is
expected to top 1,000,000 BO by 2015. Industry experts predict that drilling
will not slow until 2030, and that Bakken production will continue until 2100.
“The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has called the Bakken Formation the
largest continuous oil accumulation it has ever assessed…….as much as 500
billion barrels of oil sitting untapped beneath Montana, North Dakota…
a potential supply of oil four times as large as that held in Saudi Arabia’s
massive Ghawar region.”
By Darryl L. Flowers
Last week, Norstra Energy announced in a press release that the firm has entered into an agreement with BNV Energy of Houston, Texas.
In 2013, Norstra drilled the Milford Colony 13-11 well to surface casing depth. The well, located in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain Front, was drilled under the operation of Summit West Oil, LLC. The Milford Colony well is still listed as “spudded” since it has not been completed past the depth required to set the surface casing. The well is permitted as a Bakken Formation Horizontal well. Surrounding wells drilled in the past, according to well logs examined by the Sun Times, indicate that the Bakken Formation is present in the region, although the layer may not be as thick as in the Williston Basin. In this region of Montana, the formation may also be known as the Exshaw or Southern Alberta Bakken.
According to the press release, the agreement requires BNV to drill two natural gas wells on the Company’s Milford Colony lands in Northwest Montana. The agreement also requires BNV to construct a gas gathering system which will collect natural gas for the wells, and feed it to the 16” Northwestern Energy pipeline close by the project.
The total Authorization for Expenditure, or AFE costs the new partner will be required to spend for the drilling and gathering is approximately $1,500,000.00 US dollars. Under the terms of the agreement, by performing the aforementioned work programs by September 30th, 2014, BNV earns a 60% working interest in roughly 5,382 acres of the Milford Colony lands which is to be directly contributed by Norstra’s other JV Partner, Super Nova Petroleum of Vancouver, B.C. Super Nova will retain a 20% working interest in these lands and maintain a 80% working interest in the remaining 4,618 acres balance originally farmed out from Norstra to Super Nova in January 2014. BNV will endeavor to drill both wells by September 30th, 2014, but may have this time extended, only for the second well, to June 15th, 2015 if unanticipated delays occur.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Norstra’s working and net revenue interest will not change; it will remain a “carried” 20% working interest, which means that Norstra, under the current agreements, will not have to give up any ownership interest or contribute any financial investment towards the project, but will maintain a constant 20% working interest.
Glen Landry, CEO, Norstra Energy commented, “The more and more we do a regional evaluation of the rocky mountain front where we are, the more and more were seeing a case for proving up a natural gas ‘province’ or ‘mountain front’ in the area. The company along with the oil and gas technical experts at BNV have poured over all the data we could get our hands on, and have mapped many high intrigue traps and structures we want to target right away.
“We were and are a Company very interested in the deeper oil in the Bakken formation, but the potential natural gas in Lewis and Clark County cannot be ignored with its several hundred feet of pay through two separate sand formations reaching depths of almost 5,000 feet.
“The Company continues to entertain other offers and interest from potential partners and Investors to deepen our partially drilled Milford Colony 13-11 well to ultimately test the Bakken formation at approximately 8,800 ft. Norstra is still very positive on the economic potential of the Bakken formation which blankets our entire prospect.”
In consideration for the multiple direct and indirect benefits to Norstra under this deal, the company has agreed to issue BNV 4,000,000 warrants to purchase Norstra stock for $0.125 for the first year and $0.15 in the second year. BNV will only receive these warrants upon deposit of $400,000 in a drilling escrow account.
I bought 27 more shares the other day at 26.605 a share costing 726 and some change. I’m buying because the downturn in the stock isn’t because of SDRL per se, all the oil rig stocks are selling at 52 week lows, acting as if another rig will never be leased again.
For example: Transocean (RIG) is selling at a 52 week low and is down 35.30% for the year. SDRL is down 34.86% for the year.
Noble (NE) a 52 week low also, is down 32.12%, Ensco (another 52 week low) is down 27.75% since the beginning of the year and Paragon Offshore (PGN) has lost 34.01% is the last 3 months, alone.
It’s a system wide retreat, not just specific to SDRL and for some reason I find comfort in that, and am willing to ‘bottom fish”.
I'm wondering how the next 3 buys by the Doc will be made for how much a share. Since we are on our way to 16 and a 1/2 cent a share, does the Doc continue to buy up that price? If the stock continues to run to 20 cents a share before all his purchases are made, is his last purchaset at 20 cents? In other words, there is no cap on how high he will pay for the remaining shares owned by Dutchess.Or is there? And, the higher he pays per share, the better it his for him cause of the earlier purchases around a penny. He is in a win-win situation and so are we as stockholders. The higher the price he pays, the more buying leverage the shares that he already owns have for collaterale for loans to grow the business even large. The only reason to sell is to get your original investment money back, then let the rest ride. Waiting for 8-10 cents a share may come alot sooner than anyone thinks.
Well, I'll be darn! An opinion that says the stock will either go up or down. What a brilliant opinion all of us were just dying to hear.How did you ever come to that decision?
positive annoucements about their progress as a company. Every great PR is greeted by another 6 to 8% drop in the stock price. I'm getting discouraged on the continous down days, I guess.