Business reflects on seismic testing

There are 5 comments on the Oct 15, 2012, WTHI-TV Terre Haute story titled Business reflects on seismic testing. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

As reported previously, Indiana State University officials are conducting seismic testing to map out the rock formation below the surface.

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mineral rights

United States

#1 Oct 16, 2012
So if ISU's drilling contractor finds oil and starts pumping it up out of the ground, do George, Joe and all of ISU's other neighbors get a cut of the spoils?

The shaker guys will probably only be sharing the map they're making with their client, so the rest of us won't know where the oil actually is.

The paper also said ISU's drilling contractor will be going in at an angle, starting around the railroad tracks at 10th and Chestnut. Good thing the neighbors have all been run out of that area; wouldn't want them to complain about the noise, equipment and stank of ISU's drilling adventure.
Granny

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 16, 2012
I wonder what gave them the idea to look for oil?
what

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 16, 2012
history their were oil wells here in the late 1800s early 1900s
Momma

Fishers, IN

#5 Oct 16, 2012
Angle drilling will pull oil/gas out of the entire pool which may be situated under other people's property but most likely will not benefit them since the drilling did not occur on their property.
Slappy Hooper

United States

#6 Oct 16, 2012
Permits, right-of - ways, equipment, personnel, etc. Where is the money comming from? What was the actual cost for the seismic testing?
The testing that was done to show railroad tracks under Wabash Ave. Was a bust!
Just wondering.

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