Free Webinar On Seismic Testing For Gas Reserves

From Potter County Today

seismictestingA web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension on Thursday, Jan. 19, will examine seismic testing associated with shale gas development in Pennsylvania. Titled “Seismic Testing: What’s It All About?”, the 75-minute webinar will begin at 1 pm. Presenters will be Kenneth Hall, a consultant based in Snow Shoe, and Dennis Langlois, of Houston, representing CGG Veritas Land Surveys.


Hall has been involved in natural-gas leasing and investment for many 15 years. He manages more than 30,000 acres of gas rights in northern Centre County and has negotiated gas leases on more than 40,000 acres. Hall will discuss the problems that may be encountered with seismic testing and conditions property owners should require prior to approving the testing.


Langlois will summarize events that take place in acquiring a 3-D seismic survey, from the initial contact with the landowners until his company has acquired the data and left the area. Webinar participants will be able to ask questions.


The session will be available on the webinar page of Penn State Extension’s natural gas website at


Those planning to participate are advised to log on early, as the registration process can take several minutes. Future webinars will focus on transportation patterns and impacts from Marcellus development, and municipalities’ roles related to water use and protection. Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the website.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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