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wahyldka ter

  • n  an oilman who drills exploratory wells in territory not known to be an oil field

  • The original version of this story said that only small wildcatter firms have signed oil deals with the Kurdish Regional Government.
  • For five years as a wildcatter, Strake drilled dry well after dry well.
  • A spectacularly successful wildcatter, Cullen has given away more money than most men dream of.
News & Articles

  • U.S. Energy Boom: Thank You George Mitchell
    The future is not what it used to be due to George P. Mitchell, the Texas wildcatter who passed away last week.* He helped usher in a new era of American dynamism by perfecting the hydraulic fracturing techniques (“fracking”) that have unlocked vast gas and oil deposits previously thought ...
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Foreign Policy Blogs
  • Father Of The Fracking Boom Dies - George Mitchell Urged Greater Regulation Of Drilling
    George Phydias Mitchell died Friday, aged 94. The billionaire oilman will be most remembered as a trailblazing wildcatter who set in motion the technological breakthroughs that have led to America's current oil and gas boom.
    July 27, 2013 - Forbes

  • Oliver Luck in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    From this day forward, the Houston 1836 logo will be a symbol of a hard working team that reflects the pride, loyalty, heritage, bravery and most of all......winning spirit and 'wildcatter, go-get-em' attitude of Houstonians and all of Texas,...
  • Emile Ramsammy in Edmonton Sun
    I hit the lead in cruise and then I realized he was waiting for (Texas Wildcatter),said Ramsammy. "I thought if (Texas Wildcatter) comes and runs by him, I still had enough horse to go on and persevere."

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