EXPLORATION North Dakota's Dickinson Lodgepole discovery: a preliminary exploration model

Julie A. LeFever North Dakota Geological Survey Grand Forks, N.D. S.P. Halabura North Rim Exploration Ltd. Saskatoon, Sask. David W. Fischer Independent geologistGrand Forks, N.D. Carol D. Martiniuk Manitoba Energy and Mines Winnipeg Interest in the Mississippian Lodgepole formation of North Dakota has intensified since the successful completion of the Duncan Oil Inc. 1-11 Knopik flowing 2,707 b/d of oil and 1.55 MMcfd of gas (430 cu m of oil and 43,891 cu m of gas. This is the first successful wildcat since Conoco Inc. initiated the play in February 1993. The play began when Conoco drilled an in-field wildcat in an attempt to establish deeper production in Dickinson oil field (F...

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