Parcels of land prospective for connecting to the Montney formation in British Columbia continue to attract $100-million plus bids. $860 million has been spent acquiring undeveloped land in the West Groundbirch area, West of Dawson Creek, British Columiba, in the last three months. Canadian Coastal Resources Ltd., Standard Land Company Inc. and Cavalier Land Ltd. were among the bidders. Duvernay Oil Corp., now the subject of a $5.9 billion takeover offer by Royal Dutch Shell plc also has Groundbirch area outpost wells. British Columbia sold $610 million in oil and gas rights in July, a record for any month that also helped the province surpass the previous annual record in just four months.