Kathmandu, January 21
The seismic survey to determine the storage capacity of petroleum products has begun in Dailekh.
As per Ganesh Nath Tripathi, exploration officer at the Department of Mines and Geology (DoMG), seismic survey is being carried out after the availability of petroleum products was confirmed in different parts of the district.
A seismic survey is a low impact, non-invasive method of gathering information about the location and characteristics of geological structures beneath the Earth’s surface.
“The survey has begun across 10 seismic lines in the district covering an area of almost 200 kilometres,” informed Tripathi, adding that the survey of one seismic line has been completed so far.
After completion of the seismic survey, the DoMG plans to start survey of the core area underneath the Earth’s crust where petroleum storage is available. As per Tripathi, the department has already completed geological survey, magnetotellurics survey and geochemical survey of petroleum exploration in the region.
Earlier, the government had awarded a Chinese team the contract to carry out exploration of petroleum products in Dailekh and Palpa. The Chinese team, after the initial drilling phase, is preparing