Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Subsequent events

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Subsequent events
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Subsequent events [Abstract]  
Subsequent events
14. Subsequent events

The Company sold a working interest in a well and related lease in Niobrara County Wyoming of its recently acquired assets for approximately $1.1 million to an unaffiliated party. Arête paid $144,682 in the original purchase price for a 50% working interest and an overriding royalty interest. In October 2011, Arête purchased the remaining 50% working interest and an overriding royalty interest for $168,420. Therefore, Arête’s gain on the sale is approximately $750,000 is expected to be recognized in the first quarter of 2012, and it retains its 2.575% overriding royalty interest.