Seismic Access Issues
Keywords:Energy Law, Petroleum Law
AbstractThis article examines the legal relationship between an owner of petroleum and natural gas rights and other interested parties when it comes to seismic operations. While rules on access to Crown lands and freehold surface have been rather clearly delineated, the rules pertaining to seismic operations on freehold land are not as clear. Case law from the United States is helpful, though limited in scope, mostly old, and sometimes based on different ownership theories.
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