Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Announces its Participation in the Tarpon Federal 21-4H Bakken Well Located in McKenzie County, North Dakota with Initial 24-Hour Production of 7,009 Barrels of Oil Equivalent

Nov 03, 2011, 06:45 ET from Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

WAYZATA, Minn.,  Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (AMEX: NOG) today announced its participation in the Tarpon Federal 21-4H Bakken well in McKenzie County, North Dakota.  The Tarpon Federal 21-4H is a Whiting Petroleum operated well and had a 24-hour initial production (IP) rate of 7,009 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), setting a new Williston Basin record for a Bakken well.  The Tarpon Federal produced 4,815 barrels of oil and 13,163 Mcf of natural gas on October 17, 2011 after being fracture stimulated with 30 stages. It is expected that the completed well cost will approximate $6.35 million.  Northern Oil has approximately 17.4% working interest and a 14% net revenue interest in the Tarpon Federal.

Michael Reger, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We wish to congratulate Whiting on this discovery.  We continue to be impressed by the innovation of our operating partners in this premier resource play and we remain focused on our strategy of acquiring high quality, non-operated acreage and turning it efficiently to production and cash flow."


Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. is an exploration and production company based in Wayzata, Minnesota.  Northern Oil's core area of focus is the Williston Basin Bakken and Three Forks play in North Dakota and Montana. 

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