SC 13G

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Schedule 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )*

 

 

Northern Oil & Gas, Inc.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

665531109

(CUSIP Number)

September 17, 2018

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

☐    Rule 13d-1(b)

☒    Rule 13d-1(c)

☐    Rule 13d-1(d)

 

*

The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Pivotal Williston Basin II, LP

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

(1) Pivotal Williston Basin II, LP (“Pivotal Williston II”) is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”) of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Issuer”). Tailwater Capital LLC (“Tailwater”) directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC (“TW E&P Fund II GP of GP”). TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW GP E&P Fund II, LP (“TW E&P Fund II GP”). TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of Tailwater E&P Opportunity Fund II LP (“TW E&P Fund II”). TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II, LLC (“TW PPP GP II”). TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP (“Pivotal II”). Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II, LLC (“Pivotal Williston GP II”). Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Jason H. Downie (“Downie”) and Edward Herring (“Herring”) are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund II GP, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston Basin, LP (“Pivotal Williston”) and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Pivotal Williston GP II, LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

TW PPP GP II, LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Tailwater E&P Opportunity Fund II LP

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

TW GP E&P Fund II, LP

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

PN

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

TW GP E&P Fund GP II, LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

19,823,478(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

19,823,478(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

19,823,478(1)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

6.1%(2)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Tailwater Capital LLC

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

25,753,578(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

25,753,578(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

25,753,578(2)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

7.9%(3)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

OO

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Pivotal Williston is the record holder of 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock, as reported in the Schedule 13G filed by Pivotal Williston with the SEC on September 19, 2018. As a result of the relationship with Pivotal Williston, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston. The amount set forth in Row 9 includes the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston.

(3) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Jason H. Downie

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

25,753,578(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

25,753,578(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

25,753,578(2)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

7.9%(3)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

IN

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Pivotal Williston is the record holder of 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock, as reported in the Schedule 13G filed by Pivotal Williston with the SEC on September 19, 2018. As a result of the relationship with Pivotal Williston, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston. The amount set forth in Row 9 includes the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston.

(3) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


CUSIP No. 665531109

 

  (1)   

Names of Reporting Persons

 

Edward Herring

  (2)  

Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

(a)  ☐

(b)  ☐

 

  (3)  

SEC Use Only

 

  (4)  

Citizenship or Place of Organization

 

Delaware

Number of

Shares

Beneficially

Owned by

Each

Reporting

Person

With

   (5)    

Sole Voting Power

 

0

   (6)   

Shared Voting Power

 

25,753,578(1)

   (7)   

Sole Dispositive Power

 

0

   (8)   

Shared Dispositive Power

 

25,753,578(1)

  (9)  

Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

 

25,753,578(2)

(10)  

Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)

 

(11)  

Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

 

7.9%(3)

(12)  

Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)

 

IN

(1) Pivotal Williston II is the record holder of 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Tailwater directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW E&P Fund II GP of GP. TW E&P Fund II GP of GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II GP. TW E&P Fund II GP is the sole general partner of TW E&P Fund II. TW E&P Fund II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in TW PPP GP II. TW PPP GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal II. Pivotal II directly owns 100% of the equity interests in Pivotal Williston GP II. Pivotal Williston GP II is the sole general partner of Pivotal Williston II. Downie and Herring are the managing members of Tailwater. Therefore, Pivotal Williston II, Pivotal Williston GP II, Pivotal II, TW PPP GP II, TW E&P Fund II, TW E&P Fund GP II, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to share the right to direct the disposition of and may be deemed to share the power to vote or to direct the vote of the 19,823,478 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston II.

(2) Pivotal Williston is the record holder of 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock, as reported in the Schedule 13G filed by Pivotal Williston with the SEC on September 19, 2018. As a result of the relationship with Pivotal Williston, Tailwater, Downie and Herring may be deemed to beneficially own the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston. The amount set forth in Row 9 includes the 5,930,100 shares of Common Stock held of record by Pivotal Williston.

(3) Based upon 326,733,276 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 17, 2018, including (i) 300,979,698 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued and outstanding as of September 14, 2018, based on information provided by the Issuer’s transfer agent, plus (ii) 5,930,100 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston and 19,823,478 shares of the Issuer’s Common Stock issued to Pivotal Williston II as set forth in the Issuer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2018.


Item 1(a). Name of Issuer: Northern Oil & Gas, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”).

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices: The principal business office address of the Issuer is 601 Carlson Pkwy., Suite 990, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305.

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing: This statement is jointly filed by Pivotal Williston Basin II, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Pivotal Williston II”), Tailwater Capital LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Tailwater”), TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TW E&P Fund II GP of GP”), TW GP E&P Fund II, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“TW E&P Fund II GP”), Tailwater E&P Opportunity Fund II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“TW E&P Fund II”), TW PPP GP II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TW PPP GP II”), Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Pivotal II”), Pivotal Williston GP II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Pivotal Williston GP II”), Jason H. Downie (“Downie”) and Edward Herring (“Herring”, and together with Pivotal Williston II, Tailwater, TW E&P Fund II GP of GP, TW E&P Fund II GP, TW E&P Fund II, TW PPP GP II, Pivotal II, Pivotal Williston GP II and Downie, the “Reporting Persons”).

Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence: The principal business office address of the Reporting Persons is 2021 McKinney Ave., Suite 1250, Dallas, TX 75201.

Item 2(c). Citizenship: All Reporting Persons other than Tailwater, Downie and Herring are organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. Tailwater is organized under the laws of the State of Texas, Mr. Downie is a citizen of the United States of America and Mr. Herring is a citizen of the United States of America.

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities: Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share.

Item 2(e). CUSIP Number: 665531109

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to § 240.13d-1(b), or § 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

(a) ☐ Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

(b) ☐ Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

(c) ☐ Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

(d) ☐ Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).

(e) ☐ An investment adviser in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

(f)  ☐ An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

(g) ☐ A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

(h) ☐ A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

(i)  ☐ A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

(j)  ☐ A non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

(k) ☐ Group, in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:                                         


Item 4. Ownership.

The information regarding ownership set forth in Items 5-9 and 11 of each Cover Page is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than 5 percent of the class of securities, check the following ☐.

Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

Not applicable

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

Not applicable

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

Not applicable

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not applicable

Item 10. Certifications.

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under § 240.14a-11.


SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date:    September 19, 2018

 

PIVOTAL WILLISTON BASIN II, LP

 

By:  

Pivotal Williston GP II, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP,

its sole member

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

PIVOTAL WILLISTON GP II, LLC

 

By:  

Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP,

its sole member

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

PIVOTAL PETROLEUM PARTNERS II LP

 

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

TW PPP GP II, LLC

 

By:  

Tailwater E&P Opportunity Fund II LP,

its sole member

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II, LP,

its general partner

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President


TAILWATER E&P OPPORTUNITY FUND II LP

 

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II, LP,

its general partner

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TW GP E&P FUND II, LP

 

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TW GP E&P FUND II GP, LLC

 

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TAILWATER CAPITAL LLC

 

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

/s/ Jason H. Downie
Jason H. Downie

 

/s/ Edward Herring
Edward Herring


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

1.1    Joint Filing Agreement dated September 19, 2018.
EX-99.1.1

Exhibit 1.1

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the persons named below agree to the joint filing on behalf of each of them of a statement on Schedule 13G (including amendments thereto) with respect to the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and further agree that this Joint Filing Agreement be included as an exhibit to such joint filings. In evidence thereof, each of the undersigned hereby executes this Joint Filing Agreement as of September 19, 2018.

 

PIVOTAL WILLISTON BASIN II, LP

 

By:  

Pivotal Williston GP II, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP,

its sole member

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

PIVOTAL WILLISTON GP II, LLC

 

By:  

Pivotal Petroleum Partners II LP,

its sole member

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

PIVOTAL PETROLEUM PARTNERS II LP

 

By:   /s/ William B. DeArman
  Vice President

 

TW PPP GP II, LLC

 

By:  

Tailwater E&P Opportunity Fund II LP,

its sole member

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II, LP,

its general partner

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President


TAILWATER E&P OPPORTUNITY FUND II LP

 

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II, LP,

its general partner

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TW GP E&P FUND II, LP

 

By:  

TW GP E&P Fund II GP, LLC,

its general partner

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TW GP E&P FUND II GP, LLC

 

By:  

Tailwater Capital LLC,

its sole member

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

TAILWATER CAPITAL LLC

 

By:   /s/ Brian Blakeman
  Vice President

 

/s/ Jason H. Downie
Jason H. Downie

 

/s/ Edward Herring
Edward Herring