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Pryor in Honduras in 2008

Blacky Pryor Photo

Pryor and Vice-President of Honduras Congress in 2008

Pryor Witcher Squyres Young Photo

Jim Pryor, Harold Witcher, Coy Squyres and Earl Young study maps in Nicaragua

Welcome to Black Star 231


Jim "Blacky" Pryor
President of Black Star 231 Corp.

Black Star 231 Corp. has set itself apart from other independent oil & gas companies with projects that are not only multi-state but multi-national. Black Star 231 embraces an exploration strategy proven to build oil company reserves based on intensive mapping and data analysis, informed wildcatting, and carefully engineered development of proven reserves.

At the helm of Black Star 231 Corp. is Jim (known in the oil patch as “Blacky”) Pryor, a 35 year veteran of oil and gas exploration and production. Over the years Pryor might be found at a well-site supervising operations, or meeting with the President of a foreign nation, or anywhere in between. Pryor has assembled geologic and remote sensing data in foreign countries where oil and gas wells never existed, leading to identification of prospective reserves now targeted for first time drilling. He has also developed domestic stripper wells and designed secondary recovery waterflood systems that received industry recognition for excellence in design and effectiveness. Pryor’s accumulated knowledge and experience with oil & gas reservoirs, geology, drilling and completion engineering, production and enhancement methodologies, and oilfield practices, combined with a passion for the subject, has made him the person other oilmen come to for advice. With the assistance of a world class advisory board, Pryor has positioned Black Star 231 to successfully navigate the 21st century’s foreign and U.S. domestic exploration challenges.

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Pryor in Oklahoma in 1989

Over the last decade, Black Star 231 has devoted significant resources to identify new prospects in the mid-continent United States. This has yielded prospects across Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Prospects now completed or near completion target reserves of 300,000 to 3,000,000 barrels of oil per prospect. Shallow wells, between 1,500 and 6,000 feet of depth present a very favorable risk/reward scenario.