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Dart Oil & Gas Corporation

Headquartered in Mason, Michigan, Dart Oil & Gas Corporation was founded in 1976 to explore for and produce crude oil and natural gas in the Michigan Basin. It expanded to the Illinois Basin during the 1980s and then to the Appalachian and Cherokee Basins in the 2000s. Currently, Dart Oil & Gas Corporation owns varying interests in and operates approximately 151 wells in Michigan, including five waterfloods and two gas plants, and has a majority interest in and operates over 700 wells and over 1,000 miles of pipeline with compression in the Cherokee Basin. Dart Oil & Gas is the manager and operator of Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC (DCBO) and Cherokee Basin Pipeline, LLC (CBPL) in Kansas. Dart Oil & Gas takes pride in operating in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

Michigan Field Office

Dart Oil & Gas Corporation manages Michigan Basin field operations from its Marion, Michigan office. Our highly skilled employees focus on producing crude oil and natural gas from 151 operated wells. This includes wells in five waterflood units, five production facilities, two gas plants, three mineral brine wells and managing our interest in 38 non-operated properties. Since 1976, our expertise in Michigan has allowed us to operate assets from nearly all producing intervals in the state including the Traverse, Dundee, Detroit River, Reed City, Richfield, Amherstburg, Sylvania, and Niagaran formations. In 1980, Dart drilled the first successful Prairie du Chien gas production well which initiated a major lease play and influenced several major oil and gas producers to move into the state to pursue this deep gas play. We were also pioneers in producing liquid calcium chloride (also known as mineral brine) used for dust and ice control in several northern Michigan counties. We are a cost efficient, environmentally conscious, safe operation generating positive cash flow for our partners and stakeholders enabling us to be a leading operator in Michigan for the long term.

Dart Oil & Gas - Ohio, LLC

In September 2013, Dart Oil & Gas Corporation acquired 16 wells and approximately 2,000 acres in central Ohio. As in our other operations, we will work to be a cost efficient, environmentally conscious operator; focusing on the health and safety of our employees and the public. We are actively looking for additional acquisitions and low risk drilling opportunities.

Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC

In July 2002, Dart Oil & Gas Corporation acquired approximately 15,000 acres of oil and gas leases, a 70-plus mile gathering system and nearly 200 wells in the heart of the Cherokee Basin coal bed methane (CBM) play in southeastern Kansas. By 2009, Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC (DCBO) controlled over 150,000 acres of oil and gas leases and had drilled in excess of 700 additional wells. DCBO currently operates 704 CBM wells and 64 SWD wells and has reduced well operating cost by 50% in the last three years. DCBO is in good standing with the KCC (Kansas Corporation Commission) and takes pride in operating in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. DCBO also takes pride in maintaining the safest work environment possible for our employees and the general public.

Cherokee Basin Pipeline, LLC

Cherokee Basin Pipeline, LLC (CBPL) was formed in 2003 to own and manage the pipeline and gathering assets required to transport, market and process natural gas produced in the Cherokee Basin. CBPL currently operates 1,000 miles of pipeline and 21 compressor stations. CBPL provides services to at least 15 producers in SE Kansas. CBPL is an active member of the Kansas One Call system and Kansas Pipeline Association and takes pride in maintaining the safest work environment possible for our employees and the general public. CBPL and DCBO manage field operations from their office located in Independence, Kansas.