Ursa Resources is Antero buyer

Antero’s final frack — now what?

Houston company buyer of Antero Piceance assets

On Thursday (11/8), Bob Arrington of the Battlement Mesa Concerned Citizens received this courtesy email message from Don Simpson, VP, Ursa Resources Group:

Mr. Arrington,

The Battlement Mesa Concerned Citizens group has been identified as a key stakeholder in the Antero Resources properties in Garfield County.  I am pleased to introduce myself and Ursa Resources Group II LLC as the purchaser of these same Antero Resources properties.

Ursa also requests that you publicize and pass the word that I will be attending the County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning during the Open Forum portion to give a brief introduction and presentation on Ursa.For those who may not be able to attend, I will be giving the same presentation at the Battlement Mesa Oil & Gas Committee meeting at 3:30 later that day.

We are aware of your meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month and I regret that, due to prior commitments, I am unable to attend your meeting next week.  I look forward however to attending a meeting in December to address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you should have any questions regarding Ursa or its Team, do not hesitate to contact me.

Don Simpson, CPL
Vice President – Business Development
Ursa Resources Group II LLC
602 Sawyer St., Suite 710
Houston, TX 77007

Direct: (713) 456-3009
Fax: (713) 456-3020
Cell: (281) 467-3117

Please note:  Simpson will be at the Tuesday BOCC meeting (11/13). He will give a brief introduction and presentation on Ursa during the Open Forum.

As of this morning (11/9), the town of Silt has not received a courtesy email from Mr. Simpson. Nor did Town Administrator Pam Woods know that Ursa bought Antero. I told her. Woods had no comment at this time.

Fiona Lloyd of RSPN Alliance found out yesterday that Ursa was the buyer, same as me. However she has not received a courtesy email from Simpson/Ursa on behalf of the citizen group.

Lloyd released this statement this morning:  “The RSPN is saddened to be overlooked by our new community partners. We’d like to take this opportunity to extend a hand of welcome to Ursa and look forward to an equitable working relationship with them and to say, ‘If you ever want to find us, just look over your shoulder – we’ll be right there!'”

All I know so far is Ursa Resources have been active in the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations of the Williston Basin in North Dakota since 2010.

More on the Bakken boom –

The Bakken boom and the new wild west: A young geologist’s perspective

Welcome to boomtown: oil production raises health concerns

Fracking Brings Money, Questions to N.D.

If anyone else has more information about Ursa Resources and/or links to more information, please post them in the comments section or send them to:  peggyt@siltnet.net

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3 Comments on “Ursa Resources is Antero buyer”

  1. Fiona Lloyd Says:

    Simpson said he’s aware of the issues Antero has been facing in places such as Battlement Mesa and Silt Mesa where residents have been concerned about drilling impacts.

    “We want to make sure that their concerns are heard and looked after,” he said.

    So sure is he to hear our concerns and look after us, he failed to send anyone else an email. Bob must feel so special. Clearly plans for our future fall into the “Need To Know” category. Great start with your neighbors Ursa – great start.

  2. Don Simpson Says:

    Ms. Lloyd, Ursa was unaware of your blog and I am sure unaware of some other stakeholders. This is by no means a slight on anyone as all parties are important to Ursa. Our talk on Tuesday is way out in front of this pending transaction, which has a notional close in mid to late December. We are glad that our email to Mr. Arrington reached you and that you are passing the word also. If you or anyone else should have any questions, we hope that you will contact me directly via the phone or email above. We look forward to seeing you at one of the Tuesday meetings and look forward to a great and long partnership in the community.

  3. Peggy Tibbetts Says:

    Hi Don,
    I’m Peggy. Actually this is my blog. Fiona comments from time to time and sometimes guest posts.
    Welcome to Garfield County. Unlike ND, we have several well-organized industry watchdog groups here. We all look forward to meeting you.

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