Basically all development started in Bottineau County in northern ND in the mid to late 50’s. My family farmed beside the oil industry for many years. In the early to mid-80’s there was a bit of an oil boom and they did drill on our property. There was kind of a wild west attitude going on in the 80s. My brother and I gauged the the well on our property for 6-7 years and then oil prices dropped and the well was sold. The well has been sold three times since and spills seem to more frequent as its equipment has become worn out and it and other wells around have become are less and less productive.