Empire Oil Company offers a comprehensive package of oil and gas land services. Located in the heart of the Williston Basin and the Bakken Shale formation, Empire Oil Company is in the midst of the largest on-going energy play in the United States. Our clientele come from a wide spectrum of industries, from closely held corporations to larger publicly traded companies. States we currently work in or have worked in include North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota.

Oil, Gas and Minerals

Title Research

Lease Acquisitions

Due Diligence

Abstract Services

Title Curative

GIS Mapping

Prospect Management


Easement Acquisitions

Settle Damage Claims

Surface Inspections

Line List Development


Project Management

OSHA and H2S Certified

Oil, Gas and Minerals

Services Summary

Empire Oil Company is a full service brokerage company that has over 30 years of experience of providing land services for varied clientele in the Williston Basin. Our services include a full range of title services for the review of land titles, lease acquisitions, due diligence projects and curative procurement, as well as complete assembling of abstracts of title. 

We are experienced in providing detailed and accurate reports of title for not only simple sections, but also the more complex or irregular tracts. We can provide full title reports or varied reports tailored to the client’s needs, and these reports can be presented in either Word or Excel formats.

The majority of our land agents working in courthouses are life-long residents of western North Dakota and have many years of work experience in researching title and searching for unsatisfied mortgages, judgments, tax liens, pending actions, UCC's and confirming payments of real estate taxes.

Empire Oil Company also provides due diligence services and have capable and experienced agents to review title, the effective oil and gas leases and supporting documents and provides an analysis of the findings in a complete and comprehensive report.

We have several land agents with many years of experience in negotiating oil and gas leases and other necessary agreements with mineral owners and/or surface owners. Our lease acquisitions include acquiring curative as needed to prove title to the subject mineral interest, as well as comprehensive reporting of lease purchases.

Empire Oil Company agents also work closely with clientele and their title attorneys to procure documents to satisfy title requirements in the most efficient, accurate and timely manner. Our firm uses many resources in satisfying title requirements, including researching family histories and searching probates and other documents filed with Clerks of Courts across the country.


Services Summary

Empire Oil Company's right of way agents are extremely effective, personable, ethical and honest with a vast array of experience.

We are highly qualified in negotiating and preparing pipeline easements, well-site access, pad sites, salt water disposal wells, valve sites, access roads, and temporary work space agreements. Our full service right of way department has project management experience and handles easement acquisitions, settlement of damage claims, surface inspections, line list development and permitting.

We negotiate with landowners in good faith and work diligently with them in all aspects including surface use, reclamation, remediation and restoration.

Our right of way agents are OSHA and H2S certified. If on-site location work is requested, our contractors are equipped with fire resistant clothing, hard hats, safety glasses, high visibility vests and OSHA approved footwear.