Seismic set in Wyoming's W. Oregon basin field

Breitburn Energy Partners LP plans to begin a seismic survey of the West Oregon Basin oil field in Park County, Wyo., the US Bureau of Land Management’s Cody field office said on Sept. 27. It said that the Los Angeles-based independent producer, which operates the field, has hired Dawson Geophysical Co. to do the work.

Dawson will use a combination of buggy drilling and heliportable drilling in the first stage of exploration in an area comprised of 3,000 acres of public land, 2,860 acres of private land, and 640 acres of state land, according to BLM’s announcement. The drilling stage is expected to last 2 weeks, and aircraft and other equipment will be visible on both sides of US 120, which runs through the area, it said.

In late October, the seismic survey will continue with the Vibroseis technique and recording operations, BLM said. The exploratory seismic survey will facilitate creation of a 3D image of the geologic structures and stratigraphy underlying this area on the west side of Elk Butte, it indicated.

Contact Nick Snow at

Related Articles

Tethys reports second successful gas well in Kazakhstan

03/20/2014 Tethys Petroleum Ltd. reported the success of the second shallow gas exploration well of its 2014 program on the Akkulka block in the Caspian regio...

BOEM: Firms bid $850 million in high bids in central gulf lease sale

03/19/2014 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported that its central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231 received 380 bids from 50 companies on 326 blocks,...

CNOOC makes gas discovery in Qiongdongnan basin


CNOOC Ltd. has made a natural gas discovery in the east Lingshui Sag of the deepwater area in the South China Sea’s Qiongdongnan basin.

Cairn, FAR to drill exploration wells offshore Senegal


FAR Ltd., Perth, will participate in the drilling of two deepwater exploration wells offshore Senegal next month.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected