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Oil Company Plans to Drill in Emmons County

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It's a rare announcement in oil rich North Dakota.

North Dakota Oil and Gas issues four new drilling permits--but not in the usual counties.

Strata-X-Energy has been issues two permits each in Emmons and McIntosh counties.

Two wells will be drilled ten miles east of Linton, while two other will be drilled about the same distance west and south of Wishek.

Oil and Gas made the announcement because they say it's so rare to see anything this far east of Highway 83.

"Look at the difference in activity in the Bakken in 2006 versus now but really it's gonna depend on what that company finds out from these wells I mean it's still really, really early to say that anything successful will happen they just need to drill the wells and find out what's there and go from there," says Alison Ritter of ND Oil and Gas Division.

Lynn Helms of Oil and Gas says the company will see if wells in those counties are economically viable. If so, he says more intense drilling would be "years away."

Another company attempted to drill in Emmons County in 2006--but wasn't successful.

 

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