Geologic Review: A Successful Procedure for the Minimization of the Impact of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on Louisiana Wetlands

by J. E. Johnston, III, Louisiana Dep of Natural Resources, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton, Rouge, LA, USA,
J. D. Rives, III, Louisiana Dep of Natural Resources, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton, Rouge, LA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: An effective procedure to minimize the amount of wetlands impacted by oil and gas well access routes has been developed. The procedure consists of a stringent geologic review of every oil and gas permit application classified as significant by a coastal resource analyst. To achieve significant status, a well application must currently include an access plan. The data is then reviewed by the Survey team and a technical recommendation is made to the Coastal Management Division.

Subject Headings: Wells (oil and gas) | Geology | Wetlands (coastal) | Wetlands (fresh water) | Ecosystems | Permits | Drilling | Information management | North America | Louisiana | United States

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