Seismic Survey Regulations

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Seismic Survey Regulations

  1. 1. Seismic Survey Regulations and Fee May 12, 2014
  2. 2. Introduction • How Seismic Surveys Work • Balancing what interests to Protect • Today’s Items for Consideration • Ordinance Amendments • License Agreement • Permit Fee Resolution
  3. 3. How Seismic Surveys Work
  4. 4. Source and Receiver Layout
  5. 5. Maps Produced
  6. 6. Vibroseis Truck – “Mini-Vibe”
  7. 7. Receivers – “Geophones”
  8. 8. Vibroseis Monitors
  9. 9. Video of Demonstration
  10. 10. Balancing Interests • Protect Public and Private Property Interests • Buildings • Old / Deteriorated Infrastructure • Gas Lines • Preserve Private Property and Oil & Gas Interests • Mineral Interests • Private Property Contracts
  11. 11. Proposed Seismic Survey Regs • Chapter 4, Section 13 – Ordinance Amendments • Definitions • Permit / License Agreement Required • Application Requirements • Prohibitions • Explosives • Sourcing in ROW or City-Owned Properties • Clearing Trees >1” in ROW or City-Owned Properties • Chapter 14, Section 6 – Permit Fee • Seismic Survey Permit Fee - $5,000
  12. 12. Questions
  13. 13. Proposed License Agreement • No Explosives • Source and Receiver Map • Mini-Vibe Truck • Minimum Source Setbacks • Peak Particle Velocity • Frequency • Monitoring • Traffic Control • Private Owner’s Consent and Waivers • Notice to Public • Repair Damage • Surety • Insurance • Indemnity
  14. 14. U.S. Bureau of Mines – Vibration Guidelines
  15. 15. Vibroseis Trucks
  16. 16. Seitel – Area Requested
  17. 17. ITM – Area Requested

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