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Organization and Nature of Operations

Organization and Nature of Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
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Organization and Nature of Operations

Arête Industries, Inc. ("Arête" or the "Company"), is a Colorado corporation that was incorporated on July 21, 1987. The Company owns 100% of Arete Energy, Inc., which is an inactive subsidiary that has no assets, liabilities or operations. Arête has operated a natural gas gathering system in Wyoming since 2006 and on July 29, 2011, the Company purchased oil & natural gas properties in Colorado, Montana, Kansas, and Wyoming.


The Company seeks to focus on acquiring interests in traditional oil and gas ventures, and seek properties that offer profit potential from overlooked and by-passed reserves of oil and natural gas, which may include shut-in wells, in-field development, stripper wells, re-completion and re-working projects. In addition, the Company's strategy includes purchase and sale of acreage prospective for oil and natural gas and seeking to obtain cash flow from the sale and farm out of such prospects.