Rick L. Ericksen Office of Geology Jackson, Miss. The Paleozoic Black Warrior basin is located in northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama. At the southwestern edge of the basin are the locations of two of the more significant, deep wells. Located in 9-22n-10e is the ARCO 1 Bobbie-Ruth-Aycock-Senter, Calhoun County, Miss. This well was a rank wildcat drilled to test the potential of the Paleozoic section, and in particular the deep Cambro-Ordovician strata that are equivalent in age and lithology to the Arbuckle. The ARCO well was an attempt to extend the successes of the prolific Arbuckle at Wilburton field in th...

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