Snake River Oil and Gas is planning a new round of seismic testing around New Plymouth as it continues its exploration for oil and gas in southwest Idaho.
The areas that has been leased stretches north into Washington and Gem counties, east into Ada and Canyon counties and west in Oregon. But Snake River is focusing its attention in the area around the wells that revealed commercial levels of natural gas and liquid gas in 2010.
Ron McLeod, a geologist hired by Snake River explained his program to Payette County commissioners in late May. He said he would be hiring local people in his work that will result in an image of geology below using low frequency sound waves.
This three-dimensional picture will allow Snake River or its partners to drill in precisely the right spot to hit natural gas and perhaps liquid gas as Bridge Resources discovered in wells drilled in 2010.
Here's a video of a seismic operation in Pennsylvania using trucks: