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Seismic tests used in hunt for oil

The Advocate -- WALKER — Crews are conducting seismic tests over a 100-square-mile area of Livingston Parish in search of oil and gas, an official with Strand Energy Co. confirmed Friday.

The work is aimed at locating possible “deeper” deposits, said Scott Airey, a vice president of the Houston firm.

For the most part, the work is separate from the Tuscaloosa Trend, he said.

Airey declined to give more detailed information about the mineral prospects.

People doing the exploration think there is a large, deep pocket of natural gas in the area, said Bobby Font, who signed an agreement with the company before leaving office as mayor of Walker earlier this month.

“We’re hoping it will be where the city’s park lands are,” he said. “A new revenue stream for the city would be nice.”


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 3:56:51 AM

and we have no clue what it's doing longterm.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:32:46 PM

Nothing new here
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 2:18:04 PM

Fascinating
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 1:30:39 AM

Dang!..............................................................

A More Creative Title Needed..........................................

For Those In The Know..........................................
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DblChek
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:43:45 AM

I was able to locate seismology records back to the 1850's, so I guess it's fairly a fairly proven technology. ;)
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:23:31 AM

look out hope they don't have any tremors or the testing will be blamed.
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TXryder
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:17:12 AM

nothing new
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divebomber
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:13:03 AM

BOO!
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Settjec
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:12:58 AM

Hmmmm. something new, please
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:12:39 AM

Of course seismic tests are used to find oil! This isn't anything I didn't already know.
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sprocketsplines
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:11:23 AM

Hopefully any subsequent oil or gas exploration will not impact the natural beauty and tranquility of Tickfaw State Park.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:10:46 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:07:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:55:08 PM

Been doing it for years!!
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rd2000
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:54:17 PM

Lets hope they find oil
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:53:58 PM

Seismic tests for oil? Hmm...

A couple of definitions of seismic are
Of or relating to earthquakes or other vibrations of the earth and its crust.
Relating to or denoting geological surveying methods involving vibrations produced artificially by explosions.

We would have figured that drilling would have been the way to find oil.

When the oil is found, may it be brought to market safely and affordably.
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:51:23 PM


Haven't they been doing this for the last 50 years or so?
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:45:49 PM

Bruno44 ... exactly. They just say things in this way to make it sound like a new procedure. It makes people think "why are they doing this now"? "Maybe the rumors about tremors and earthquakes being caused by fracking are true"! I wonder how much they are being paid by the EPA to run these tests so that their fabricated fairytales will sound true?
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:39:44 PM

Can it find gold, too ?
The show Gold Rush could start filming there.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:35:29 PM

Been doin this for years. Just don't seem to get the results they want.
Isn't there an app for that? LOL
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:28:40 PM

fingers crossed
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:25:31 PM

More ways to find oil thats good.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:22:18 PM

They have been using seismic tests for many many years, not a new proceedure.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:21:03 PM

hope they are successful
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:19:04 PM

not a lot of detail here and it appears they are giving very little to residents too
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:18:00 PM

This seems like a good use of technology to target drilling
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:17:19 PM

The things we do for money....
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:16:24 PM

keep on finding oil!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:15:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:13:13 PM

I guess we'll look everywhere for gas and maybe strick an unlimited supply.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:11:25 PM

Hope they don't blow up the park!!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:10:12 PM

Taking all the gas and oil out of the ground and not replacing it with anything is going to cause sink holes.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:09:07 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:08:33 PM

“A new revenue stream for the city would be nice."

Guess some cities have spent more than they should have, and now hoping they can pull their chestnuts out of the fire.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:08:14 PM

do it
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:08:04 PM

For all the politically correct "eco" energy talk all the government wants to do is drill for fossil fuels. It never changes, whenever a hard call is needed government kicks the can down the road to make it the next guy's problem. Obama is no different.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:07:55 PM

It works
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:06:44 PM

good luck
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:06:43 PM

Good idea!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:04:52 PM

Watch out for those explosions!
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:04:42 PM

Keep hunting
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:04:14 PM

This is not new.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:04:13 PM

yeah, they have doing that for decades. What is your point?
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:02:26 PM

Well, THATs news!
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:01:36 PM

Concentrate on Natural Gas! Cheaper, cleaner, more efficient, more abundant.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:01:25 PM

It's not a fossil fuel after all huh?
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 11:00:36 PM

deep and wide
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:59:41 PM

Good, thought they were using them long before now.
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:57:41 PM

i did't know all this
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 10:55:54 PM

I hope they get it done
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