Steven A. Tedesco Atoka Geochemical Services Corp. Englewood, Colo.
John A. Andrew StratSeis Geophysical Inc. Englewood, Colo.
The recent discovery of prolific Mississippian Lodgepole mounds near Dickinson, N.D., has resulted in one of the most exciting U.S. exploration plays in several decades. The presence of the mounds in the Williston basin1 around Dickinson in North Dakota; in outcrop in central Montana; and in the subsurface of eastern Montana, northern Alberta, southwestern Manitoba, and southeastern Saskatchewan suggests a potential target that could be found over the entire basin and especially on the eastern margin.
However, as prolific as the Lodgepole wells near Dicki...