3856095 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 11 patents.

Seismic energy for geophysical prospecting is provided by drilling a shot-hole to a selected depth using a cutting tool such as a hydraulic jet nozzle or a downhole drill motor attached to a non-rotating, continuous flexible spooled conduit; pumping a liquid explosive and detonating means actuatable from the earth surface down the conduit, through the cutting tool and into the shot-hole; withdrawing the conduit and cutting tool from the shot-hole; and detonating the explosive.

Title
Apparatus for forming and loading a shot-hole
Application Number
05/403,371
Publication Number
3856095
Application Date
October 4, 1973
Publication Date
December 24, 1974
Inventor
Luke Robert R
Adair James C
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
IPC
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