Eagle Resources Enters into Joint Venture with Freedom Energy Resources for New Drilling Program in North Dakota

Posted by John Kowalik


Eagle Resources Corporation (Eagle Resources) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Freedom Energy Resources LLC (Freedom Energy) to explore and develop conventional oil drilling prospects in the Lodgepole Reef Formation in North Dakota offsetting existing Lodgepole fields. The joint venture will partnership called Eagle Drilling Venture 2018 will initially participate in the drilling of two (2) wells in the Lodgepole Reef Formation.

“Freedom Energy has identified several seismically defined locations in the Lodgepole Reef Formation that carry a high projected rate of success, based upon technical analysis and seismic modeling,” said H James Adams, CEO of Eagle Resources, “and we are pleased to be able to participate in this drilling venture with Freedom Energy.”

To maximize its drilling prospect efforts, Freedom Energy conducted advanced 3-D seismic analysis and modeling to understand the required seismic attributes of successful producing   wells in the surrounding Lodgepole fields. The analysis defined several unique attributes common to successful wells in the producing area.  Predictive modeling analysis of 42 wells within Freedom's 3D seismic coverage in the Lodgepole yielded a 95% success rate in predicting well outcomes.  Eagle Resources and Freedom Energy will be drilling two wells where the primary objective is oil and in areas which all required seismic attributes are present to achieve success.  

Intangible Drilling Costs Tax Deduction

Limited Partners investment in the Eagle Drilling Venture 2018 program will be eligible for a 100% tax deduction through the Intangible Drilling Costs (IDC) tax incentive. Intangible drilling costs are defined as costs related to drilling and necessary for the preparation of wells for production but have no salvageable value. These include costs for wages, fuel, supplies, repairs, survey work, and ground clearing. 

Under current tax code, projects investing in Intangible Drilling Costs (IDC) are 100% tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. To maximize the tax incentives for the investor, Eagle Resources will functionally allocate all intangible drilling costs, which account for 80% of the cost of the wells to be drilled to the investors.

Drilling Operations

Drilling operations for the two wells will commence no later than the end of the first quarter of 2019 to qualify for 2018 tax deductions relative to IDC's. Freedom Energy will serve as the operator of the wells. Freedom implements best industry practices which includes but is not limited to drilling, environmental and safety. Freedom Energy is focused on developing drill ready lower risk/higher return opportunities and has acquired approximately 2000 acres through leasing and strategic acquisition. This seismically defined acreage allows for the development of multiple Lodgepole drilling opportunities.

About Eagle Resources Corporation

Eagle Resources is a non-operating Exploration & Production company providing qualified accredited investors with access to highly-vetted & limited liability drilling opportunities. Incorporated in 1983, Eagle Resources is currently owned and operated by H. James Adams. Under Mr. Adams leadership, the company has successfully drilled 198 wells in Pennsylvania and raised in excess of $20 million in partnership capital. Today, through best-in-class drilling analysis and strategic JV partnerships, Eagle Resources provides its partners with highly-vetted drilling ventures in the United States. To learn more visit

About Freedom Energy Resources LLC
Freedom Energy Resources is a company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas assets currently in the Williston Basin, with a focus on conventional oil and gas.  Freedom's highly regarded, professional management team has collectively more than 100 years of experience and has worked together successfully for nearly 20 years.  This team utilizes industry leading best practices to achieve superior results and possesses significant technical and operational experience. To learn more visit

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