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Seismic Program Summary Page

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The Industrial Commission, Oil and Gas Division began regulating geophysical exploration in North Dakota on July 1, 1997. A summary of the seismic programs since that time is available via the Seismic Programs link to the left.

This summary includes the state permit number, program name, bonded geophysical contractor, client company (if known), location (township and range), county, date permitted, commenced and completed, number of source points, aerial or linear extent of the program (2 or 3 dimensional), and the acquisition method (shot-hole or vibroseis). There are also links to the permit files.

Seismic location and post-plot maps displaying the source and receiver layouts will be available electronically through our GIS map server link.


Regulatory Supervisor
Todd L. Holweger
(701) 328-8020

Field Representative
Tom Torstenson
Office Phone/Fax# (701) 227-7436
Cell# (701) 290-1546