What to Expect

We operate with the greatest respect for landowners and surrounding communities. For any activity that requires access to private property, landowner permission is required. For this permission, a permit agent will meet with each landowner to explain the planned activity, answer questions and request signed approval.

In exchange for this permission, SWN Resources Canada will pay a fee based on access to the property and planned level of activity. The landowner will be asked to identify various obstacles (i.e., buildings and water wells) so they can be avoided.

We have a strong history of being a responsible partner and respectful neighbour. That includes taking responsibility for any unlikely damage that may result from our activity. While these issues are not common, we are committed to responding immediately and to repairing the issue.

Water Testing

We understand that a large number of New Brunswickers rely on well water. We respect this and work to ensure all of our activities have minimal impact on the environment. Our company has high operating standards to ensure drinking water resources are protected and we strongly defend the safety of this resource.

We understand the concern surrounding fresh water supplies and that is why we have decided to exceed the province of New Brunswick’s regulations. Provincial regulations require water well testing for all wells within 200 meters of a seismic source point. SWN Resources Canada will exceed this regulation by offering to test all wells within 200 metres of our seismic detectors (geophones).

Upon landowner permission, water well samples will be collected before and after seismic imaging by an independent licenced engineering company and tested by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government Analytical Services Laboratory.

All results are then provided to the landowner for their records.

The following table is a Chemical and Physical Parameter’s Analysis List. This list details what your water will be tested for before and after 2D Seismic Imaging.

Inorganic Chemistry
  • Alkalinity
  • Aluminum
  • Ammonia
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Boron
  • Barium
  • Bromide
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Chloride
  • Chromium
  • Conductivity
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Hardness
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Nitrite
  • pH
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Sulphate
  • Thallium
  • Total Organic Carbon
  • Turbidity
  • Uranium
  • Zinc
  • Total Coliforms
  • E. Coli
Organic Chemistry
  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons
  • Methane