Southeast Wyoming is buzzing with oil and gas activity. But while companies look for minerals thousands of feet below, other resources will remain buried just under the surface.
Over the past 12 months, land agents have been calling on property owners from Cheyenne to Douglas. Seismic surveyors have thumped the ground in Laramie, Goshen, Platte, Niobrara and Converse counties. Developers have drilled dozens of wells, searching for sweet spots of oil in the Niobrara shale and other formations.
As companies explore thousands of square miles of southeast Wyoming, they traverse lands with a long human history and a much longer fossil record. Read more.