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West Bay Exploration
13685 South West Bay Shore Drive, Suite 200, Traverse City, Michigan, United States

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Industry : Renewable Energy
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Since Dec, 2018
About Company

West Bay Exploration Company, based in Traverse City, Michigan, uses the latest geological, geophysical, and environmental technology to locate, drill, and produce hydrocarbons from reserves in the continental United States. West Bay provides land and mineral owners the opportunity to maximize the development of their petroleum resources in ways that are environmentally safe and effective.


West Bay Exploration is a family owned company with 20 employees founded in Traverse City, Michigan in 1981. West Bay has explored and produced in the Niagaran Reef Trends in both Northern and Southern Michigan, the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, the Illinois Basin and the Appalachian Basin.  In 2009, West Bay discovered the Napoleon Field, the most significant discovery in over 30 years of Michigan petroleum exploration history. West Bay has drilled more than 50 producing wells in the Trenton/Black River formations in Calhoun and Jackson Counties, Michigan, with a success rate greater than 80%. West Bay is currently the biggest oil producer in the State of Michigan, and among the top 100 independent oil producers in the United States.

Landowner Partnership

West Bay Exploration Company is committed to exploring and producing local conventional petroleum resources to contribute to the vital role that hydrocarbons play as a transitional energy source. Prudent and thoughtful management of natural resources carries great responsibility to protect ecological health. It is our goal to cultivate energy resources safely and efficiently to minimize impact while recognizing our duty to be responsible stewards of the environment. During West Bays 30 years of experience operating in Michigan, many of our safety and environmental innovations and procedures have been adopted by the states Department of Natural Resources as standard regulations. West Bays mission is to help meet the energy needs of today while safeguarding the interests of future generations.  As consumers of a quarter of the worlds hydrocarbon energy supply, we in the United States must be willing to participate responsibly in the production of oil. We can explore and produce in the safest and most technologically advanced way possible to ensure the protection of both the environment and the population. West Bay drills conventional oil wells in formations with natural fracturing and porosity. We work closely with mineral owners and local and state officials to make sure that all concerns and interests are addressed. We take pride in our ability to maximize recovery with minimal impact in both rural and urban environments. We very much look forward to partnering with you to cultivate your potential mineral resources.

Company NameWest Bay Exploration
Business CategoryRenewable Energy
Address13685 South West Bay Shore Drive
Suite 200
Traverse City
United States
ZIP: 49684
Year EstablishedNA
Hours of OperationNA
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