Founded in 1980, Discovery GeoServices Corporation (“DGSC”) is a highly experienced oil and gas operations and consulting firm. Through its president, Michael (“Mike”) Lewis, the company has played a principle role in several major discoveries and developments, most notably the initiation of the Middle Bakken Play at Elm Coulee Field in Montana with Lyco Energy Corporation in 1999. Although there may have been some similar activity in the Barnett Shale of Texas, it was certainly thought that this was the first application of horizontal drilling and fracture stimulation in an “unconventional” reservoir.

DGSC also provided all the geological support and, together with Kelly Scott, all of the technical support and oversight for drilling the first shale gas wells in Europe in 2009-2012. This project was sold to Conoco/Phillips.

DGSC is applying its experience in several areas of Europe and North America, providing geological services like prospect generation, evaluation, selection and support, but also builds on a long history with project management and oil and gas field operations. Through its sister-company relationships, it is also in position to consider participation in various projects.

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DGSC's Europe team originally began working together in 2010. The picture is at Bóbrka Field, the oldest in the world (1854) in southern Poland, equipped and still producing!

Initially formed in 1980 to provide wellsite geological support for various operators in the North Texas area, it quickly seized the opportunity of those “boom times” to expand into drilling and operating, with over 500 wells  in its care by 1985. The firm drilled several new field discoveries, from South Texas to the Williston Basin of North Dakota.

From 1986 through 1988, Discovery focused primarily on research and development of oil and gas potential in the fractured Mancos Shale with Gary Williams Company in the San Juan Basin and the Mission Canyon on the eastern flank of the Williston Basin, both of which resulted in successful drilling. The company focused primarily on the Williston Basin from 1993 through 1996.

After a buyout of DGSC's Williston Basin interests by Lyco Energy in 1996, Mr. Lewis (the president) served as VP-Exploration for Lyco for 8 years, where he was responsible for the initiation of the extremely successful and famous Middle Bakken Play in the Williston Basin, which is now producing over 1 Million BOPD from prolific unconventional horizontal oil wells.

Then, with GeoFocus from 2004 to 2006, the company identified and directed Brigham and others into very successful areas of the Middle Bakken Play.

From 2007 to 2012, DGSC identified and managed the first shale gas in Europe by providing all of the geological support for 3Legs Resources, which drilled several wells (both vertical and horizontal) on its million acres of concessions in evaluation of a very large shale gas deposit in the Baltic Basin of northern Poland. This was sold to ConocoPhillips and finally to the Polish Oil and Gas Company with the collapse of oil prices in 2016.

Areas in which DGSC has actively worked:

Conventional Locales

Basins in which DGSC personnel have performed conventional hydrocarbon exploration and development activities (drilling) include:

Arkoma Basin
Anadarko Basin
Appalachian Basin
Baltic Basin (Poland)
Big Horn Basin
Carpathians (Poland, Slovakia and Romania)
Cherokee Basin
Cooper-Eromanga Basin (Australia)
Dalhart Basin
Denver Basin
East Texas Basin
Fort Worth Basin / Bend Arch
Green River Basin
Illinois Basin
Laramie Basin
Lower Silesian Basin (Poland)
Lublin Basin (Poland)
McAlester Basin
Midland Basin / Eastern Shelf
Paradox Basin
Permian Basin
Powder River Basin
San Juan Basin
Sedgewick Basin
Lower Silesian Basin (Poland)
Texas Gulf Coast Basins
Tyler Basin
Val Verde Basin
Western Gulf Embayment
Williston Basin
Wind River Basin

"Unconventional" Locales

Basins in which DGSC personnel have performed "unconventional" or shale resources activities include:

Arkoma Basin (Fayetteville and Woodford-Caney Shale)
Appalachian Basin (Devonian & Marcellus Shales)
Baltic Basin (Poland)
Denver Basin (Niobrara Shale)
Fort Worth Basin (Barnett Shale)
Illinois Basin (New Albany Shale)
Lower Silesian Basin (Poland)
Lublin Basin (Poland)
Michigan Basin (Antrim Shale)
Paradox Basin (Hermosa, Hovenweep and Cane Creek Shales)
San Juan Basin (Lewis/Mancos Shale)
Williston Basin (Bakken and Heath Shales)

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