Lodgepole reef potential seen in Montana Williston basin

Larry Brogdon H.A. Hedberg Trust Fort Worth Stanton M. Ball, David S. Ball Ball Exploration Inc. Fort Worth The Williston basin Mississippian Lodgepole oil play has suffered a string of dry holes lately eroding the confidence of explorationists to find these prolific reefs, particularly in North Dakota. Detailed mapping of the Lodgepole trend suggests more Lodgepole reefs will be found in the Montana part of the trend than in North Dakota. Companies seeking impact plays should certainly give this area strong consideration. Lodgepole fairway A regional isopach map on the lower Lodgepole (Fig. 1 [27342 bytes]) delineates a fairway in which the Lodgepole reefs occur. To da...

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