Geophysical Exploration

Regulations that govern Geophysical (Seismic) activity on BLM-administered public lands can be found at 43 CFR 3150. 

Notice of Intent and Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations

Parties wishing to conduct oil and gas geophysical exploration on public lands must submit a completed Notice of Intent and Authorization to Conduct Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (Form 3150-4, October 2018) to the Field Manager of the appropriate BLM administrative office for approval. 

Notice of Completion of Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations

Parties completing oil and gas geophysical exploration on public lands must file a Notice of Completion of Oil and Gas Geophysical Exploration Operations (Form 3150-5 , October 2018).