Niobrara Formation to be explored
Strata-X Energy has acquired several permits to explore the potential for shallow natural gas in Emmons and McIntosh counties. Lynn Helms, of the Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Division, said that “it’s rare to see permits issued so far east of Highway 83.” He was not able to share additional information because the permits have confidential status until six months before drilling will begin. This will be the second time that the area has been explored for natural gas. The first time was in 2006. See the full article in the Bismarck Tribune.