July 25, 2008
Lorraine Keith (307)352-0399
John MacDonald (307)352-0238
Rubicon 3-D Geophysical
The Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Office issued a permit to Devon Energy to conduct geophysical work through August 31, 2008, south of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Federal land users may observe seismic work activity in these areas such as; helicopters transporting equipment, workers distributing geophones, or survey flagging.
The seismic work will be conducted using only helicopter transported drilling and recording equipment to decrease impacts to the environment. Light trucks and ATVs will be used only where necessary, to transport personnel and equipment on existing roads and trails. Work will be ongoing seven days a week. The project is expected to take 70-90 days to complete over the next two years during specific time frames.
The project is located on 42 square miles of public and private lands south of Rock Springs within T12N. and T13N., R106W. and R107W. between Little Mountain, and the Flaming Gorge Recreation Area and includes the Sugarloaf Special Management Area, and Currant Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern. There will be no drilling within the Currant Creek Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
Devon will split the project into two years, discontinuing all helicopter activity by August 31, 2008, to reduce potential interference with the archery hunting season in September. The remainder of the work is scheduled for completion by August 31, 2009.
Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be obtained from the Rock Springs Field Office, at 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming, or on-line at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/rsfodocs/Rubicon3d.html. For more information please contact John Mac Donald at 307-352-0238.
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