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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/15/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith 307-347-5207    

BLM Announces Oregon Basin Geophysical Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announced today that Marathon Oil Company will conduct geophysical exploration operations in the North Oregon Basin located in Park County, Wyo. The project, including cleanup and demobilization, is expected to be completed by the end of November.

The seismic survey project area encompasses approximately 14,365 acres, including 11,047 acres of BLM-administered land, 922 acres of State land, and 2,395 acres of private land. Geophysical exploration helps determine the potential for oil and gas resources in underlying geologic formations. 

The public may observe seismic work activity including a helicopter transporting drilling and recording equipment to designated points for layout. Operation of support vehicles is limited to existing roads and trails. No new surface disturbance or road construction is planned. Areas containing cultural sites and important wildlife habitat have been excluded from the survey area.

An environmental assessment was prepared to analyze the impacts of the project and can be found by visiting the BLM website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/cyfodocs.html. Copies are also available in the Cody Field Office at 1002 Blackburn Avenue.

For more information, please contact David Seward at 307-578-5900.



The BLM manages more land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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