Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

April 28, 2009

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)

Arête Industries, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Colorado   33-16820-D   84-1508638

(State of Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer


P. O. Box 141, Westminster, CO 80032

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(303) 427-8688

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Section 1. Registrant’s Business and Operations


Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreement

On April 28, 2009, Arête Industries, Inc. (“Arête”) entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement by and between Tucker Family Investments, LLLP, DNR Oil & Gas, Inc., and Tindall Operating Company for the purchase of certain oil and gas operating properties in Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Montana. The agreement calls for a base purchase of the property, with an agreement for additional sales price based on prices and production over the next year. In addition, the agreement includes an operation agreement for the continued operations of the properties by DNR Oil & Gas, Inc. The deal is expected to be completed on June 1, 2009 based on the financing agreement that has been arranged for this purchase by First Diversified Financial Services, Inc.

Section 8. Other Events


Item 8.01 Other Events

On April 28, 2009, the Company issued a press release announcing the entering into a definitive agreement for the purchase of certain oil & gas operating proprties. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto. The reader is advised to read the press release in its entirety.

Section 9. Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits



Exhibit 99.1    Press Release dated April 28, 2009.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 29, 2009     By:   /s/ Charles L. Gamber
      Name: Charles L. Gamber
      Title: CEO and Director