I would like to hear from any landowners who have had seismic testing done on their land what their experience was.

Also, i am wondering why now, there has already been considerable drilling in this area.


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Our family had seismic work conducted on our farm by TGS / Cougar Land Services in 2012.  They were reasonable with the agreement, worked professionally and abided by the terms of our agreement. 

You still see seismic work in the area now because it can be conducted in different levels of detail.  It can provide data useful to the operation and continuing development of existing wellfields.  A drilled well gives you information about a small volume of the rock surrounding the wellbore.  Seismic data can provide more information about the area between wellbores.  It can be acquired and interpreted for large areas for less cost than drilling more infill wells.  It can point to better location of future wells among other things.

Thanks, i am wondering about the impact to you if you live on the acreage. Did you hear or feel the blasts? Did they clean up all materials? I worry about a kid finding an unused charge as well as liability. I also wonder about whether they left ruts in your fields or cut through woods to place charges where they wanted.
Basically, from the vantage point of the person who is living on the land, what is the experience.

I have the ootion to decline and my experience with these kinds of things is that what is promised and what really happens is not always the same. The landman said they were doing a very large survey. I am sure the data will be valuable to them but i am looking from my pov not theirs at this moment. The compensation is nil.

My woodlot of 45 ac. and the thumper trucks went by on the road, couple of years later they came through with ground crew , helicopters , then later back drilled a few holes set off charges , after they left i found  a few shovels  of fine gravel. and two ribbons they missed. was not there when they set of the charges. after that they drilled a well a few hundred yards away. ....... have been getting a few hundred bucks a month for a corner of the leased wood lot, gosh that was easy, check in bank every month and i haven't even talked to any one sense  they  done the seismic.

Life is Good as they say..........

Ps. i don't remember signing any papers for the test just told them to take there lunch and enjoy over the phone.

Thanks, that is encouraging. Many leases give them the authority to do that without separate permission, mine doesnt. Glad it worked out nicely for you!


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