Williams County is one of the top North Dakota counties
drilling for and producing oil in the Bakken Shale Formation. Williams County, ND is home to the town of Williston which
is in the name of the Bakken Shale Basin called the Williston Basin. The town of Williston has been featured in
many documentaries on CNBC reporting on the Bakken Shale. Some say Williams County is at the heart of the Bakken and
residents are seeing a lot of changes in their town. Crime is going up, restuarants are very busy, traffic is out of
control, and man camps are popping up everywhere. All for one major resource, Oil. Just about every major oil
& gas company in the Bakken has mineral rights leases in Williams County, North Dakota.
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Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) - Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) is a drilling company active in the Williams County, ND Bakken Shale. Kodiak Oil &
Gas (KOG) recently completed a mineral rights acquisition which will add another 50,000 acres to their portfolio. " Included
in the acquisition are approximately 50,000 net leasehold acres and net production of approximately 3,600 barrels of oil equivalent
per day located primarily in McKenzie and Williams Counties, N.D. The acquisition includes a working interest in 19 gross
(14.7 net) operated producing wells, 15 gross (1.9 net) non-operated wells and five gross (3.6 net) wells that have been drilled
and are waiting on completion.
Kodiak plans to have a rig count of 3-4 Rigs from 2012 into 2013.