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From a Legal Perspective: Mineral Lessee's Rights to Conduct Seismic Operations

August 31, 2013

As the seismic work in Colorado has both increased and moved into more populated areas, we are seeing an increase in disputes between surface owners and mineral lessees over surface access to conduct seismic operations. We explain here the basic law in Colorado that defines the mineral owner’s rights to access and use the surface estate to conduct seismic acquisition.


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