Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Provides November Drilling and Completion Update

Dec 10, 2013, 05:30 ET from Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.

WAYZATA, Minn., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NOG) ("Northern") is providing a drilling and completion update for the month of November 2013.


During the month of November, Northern participated in 62 gross (4.8 net) wells that were completed and placed into production.  Through the first two months of the fourth quarter, Northern had completed 127 gross (9.5 net) wells.  These additions bring Northern's year-to-date well additions to 485 gross (36.8 net) wells. As a result, Northern's total producing wells totaled 1,712 gross (143.0 net) as of November 30, 2013.  In addition, Northern was participating in 255 gross (16.6 net) wells drilling or awaiting completion as of November 30, 2013.


"The drilling and completing momentum we experienced in the third quarter continued into October and November.  With the North Dakota rig count currently at 193 active rigs, we remain very pleased with the level of activity on our acreage," commented Northern's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Reger.  "With our outstanding liquidity position and the net well additions in October and November, we look forward to a strong finish to 2013 and beginning the new year with some positive momentum."


Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. is an exploration and production company with a core area of focus in the Williston Basin Bakken and Three Forks play in North Dakota and Montana.

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Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors (many of which are beyond Northern's control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including the following: changes in crude oil and natural gas prices, the pace of drilling and completions activity on Northern's properties, general economic or industry conditions, nationally and/or in the communities in which Northern conducts business, changes in the interest rate environment, legislation or regulatory requirements, conditions of the securities markets, Northern's ability to raise capital, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, financial or political instability, acts of war or terrorism, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technical factors affecting Northern's operations, products, services and prices. 

Northern has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations and assumptions about future events.  While management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Northern's control.


Brandon Elliott
EVP, Corporate Development and Strategy

Erik Nerhus
VP, Business Development


SOURCE Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.