Industry and government funded the Surface Geophysical Coal Research Project jointly. Half from the Alberta/Canada Energy Resources Research Fund, administered by Alberta Energy through the Alberta Office of Coal Research and Technology and half from the Surface Geophysical Coal Research Project joint venture group consisting of TransAlta Utilities Corporation, Luscar Ltd., Fording Coal Ltd., Esso Resources Canada Ltd., Alberta Research Council and Saskatchewan Power Corporation.
Pawlowicz, J.G., Fenton, M.M. and Sterenberg, C.E. (1988): Surface geophysical coal research project 1984-1986: final report; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Information Series 112, 153 p.