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BLM reviewing proposed 3D seismic exploration in Wyoming

The Oil and Gas Journal reports that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input regarding a potential 3D seismic exploration operation in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

The BLM is in the process of completing an environmental assessment of the project and is seeking public comments to identify possible concerns, ideas, issues and alternative options. The bureau’s Rawlins field office will accept comments until Oct. 17.

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The proposal was submitted by Green River Energy Resources Inc. on behalf of WPX Energy Inc. on Aug. 5. The geophysical survey will canvas a 154-square-mile area roughly 50 miles southeast of Rock Springs.

The survey would involve using seismic source equipment and dynamite explosions in a grid pattern scattered across BLM, state, and private land. The use of land vehicles and helicopters would be determined by topography and avoidance areas specified by the BLM. If the project is approved, operations would begin in early 2015.

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