A Colorado-based company soon will begin conducting seismic testing in Murrysville as a precursor to Marcellus shale drilling.
Tesla Exploration — a Colorado-based company that specializes in seismic acquisition services for the mining, oil and gas exploration industry — submitted a seismic-testing permit to Murrysville , Chief Administrator Jim Morrison said.
Morrison said he hasn’t reviewed the permit but understands that testing will take place from the end of January through early February.
The company will conduct seismic testing with “the express purpose of conducting energy source operations, a seismic survey, using state of the art technology to produce detailed images of the geological structure beneath the earth’s surface,” according to a public notice.
Testing will occur on about nine square miles of property stretching from the Washington Township line in the north, the Penn Township line in the south. The western boundary of testing will be along Wiestertown Road. The eastern boundary will be the Delmont border.