Company's tests aim to pick best spots for oil

Cheyenne, Wy – A Texas company is gathering seismic data in Wyoming to help figure out the best locations for oil wells.

Global Geophysical spokesman Lance Moreland says the company is conducting tests on 738 square miles in eastern Laramie County for eight oil companies.

The tests will help show what geologic formations are under the surface. Some formations are more conducive to storing hydrocarbons.

The data is expected to be available around June.

Global Geophysical started the testing in December, employing about 200 workers.

Wyoming has drawn interest from energy companies because of excitement over the potential of the Niobrara formation, which stretches under Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.