Geokinetics' brocure answers FAQs, beginning with What is a 3-D Seismic Survey? It is a method of geophysical exploration, using sound waves from an energy source to determine information about sub-surface formations. Sound waves are used to penetrate the ground, in the same way a submarine's sonar penetrates the water. Sonar reflects back and detects objects underwater. In the case of a 3-D seismic survery, the sound waves are used to map rock layers deep underground.
The company distributes their brochure, and proffers the following permit, for exploration rights, to surface owners.
These trucks travel the contracted property, and dig the shot holes.
Sometimes collateral damage occurs as well.
Pictured above is a stake marking the location of a "source".
Note the thin red-orange sensor cable attached.
Buried explosives are detonated one at a time.
Finally "all shot holes will be plugged to state specifications."