Vast sensor array taking shape in east Loveland
By Tom Hacker Reporter-Herald Staff Writer – February 21, 2013
Seismic survey crews this week installed a network of sensors and cables across a vast area of east Loveland, the first step toward natural gas and oil production in the city.
The work proceeds with Loveland’s City Council in the midst of a rule-making process for petroleum producers, and as cities north and south of Loveland have moved to block hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — to recover oil and gas within their limits.
A 10-member crew with Cougar Land Services, a seismic survey company under contract to Anadarko Petroleum Corp., began work Saturday, placing wireless sensors within the High Plains Environmental Center, including shorelines of Houts Reservoir and Equalizer Lake.
Cougar surveyors this week fanned out across Centerra, the 3,000 acre east Loveland development that has the nature preserve at its core, expanding the web of electronic sensing devices.