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Newfoundland Offshore Area Petroleum Geophysical Operations Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-12-30:

 In these Regulations,


Act means the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act; (Loi)


complement, in respect of a vessel or platform from which a geophysical operation is conducted, means all persons on the vessel or platform whose primary duties relate to the operation of the vessel or platform; (équipage)


explosive has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Explosives Act; (explosif)

geophysical operation

geophysical operation means the measurement or investigation, by indirect methods, of the subsurface of the earth for the purpose of locating petroleum or of determining the nature of the seabed and subsurface conditions at a proposed drilling site or of a proposed pipeline route, and includes a seismic survey, resistivity survey, gravimetric survey, magnetic survey, electrical survey and geochemical survey and any work preparatory to that measurement or investigation, such as field tests of energy sources, calibration of instruments and cable ballasting, but does not include a velocity survey or a vertical seismic survey that is not a walkaway vertical seismic survey; (étude géophysique)

geophysical operation authorization

geophysical operation authorization means an authorization issued by the Board pursuant to paragraph 138(1)(b) of the Act to conduct a geophysical operation; (autorisation d'étude géophysique)

geophysical crew

geophysical crew means all persons engaged in a geophysical operation, but does not include any member of the complement; (équipe d'étude géophysique)

gravimetric survey

gravimetric survey means a geophysical operation that measures the properties of the earth's gravitational field; (étude gravimétrique)


interest has the same meaning as in section 47 of the Act; (titre)

magnetic survey

magnetic survey means a geophysical operation that measures the properties of the earth's magnetic field; (étude magnétique)

non-exclusive survey

non-exclusive survey means a geophysical operation that is conducted to acquire data for the purpose of sale, in whole or in part, to the public; (étude non exclusive)


operator means a person who holds a geophysical operation authorization; (exploitant)


participant means a person who is a party to an agreement pursuant to which a participation survey is conducted; (participant)

participation survey

participation survey means a geophysical operation that is conducted by an operator pursuant to an agreement between the operator and one or more participants to acquire data that are to be shared among the participants; (étude en participation)

seismic energy source

seismic energy source means an energy source that is used to generate acoustic waves in a seismic survey; (source d'énergie sismique)

seismic survey

seismic survey means a geophysical operation that uses a seismic energy source to generate acoustic waves that propagate through the earth, are reflected from or refracted along subsurface layers of the earth, and are subsequently recorded; (étude sismique)


shotpoint means the surface location of a seismic energy source. (point de tir)

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