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Fracking May Pose Greater Earthquake Risk Than Previously Believed
2014-05-04 06:04:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The risk of fracking-related underground wastewater disposal could pose a far greater risk of causing earthquakes than experts have previously realized, especially in the US Southwest and Midwest, scientists revealed Thursday at the annual Seismological Society of America (SSA) conference. According to Patrick J. Kiger of National Geographic, the reason why those regions are the most at-risk is because the fault lines there have...

2014-05-02 10:24:40

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens of kilometers from the wellbore, which is a greater range than previously thought, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of...

2014-04-29 08:39:48

CALGARY, Alberta, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services is reporting growing demand for its innovative downhole microseismic monitoring techniques for new applications across the energy, mining and geotechnical industries. Historically used to monitor hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations, recent advances in downhole microseismic methods have generated keen interest from operators wishing to...

2014-01-31 12:20:45

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services, announced today that it has achieved record growth in sales in excess of 65% over the last fiscal year. Fueling this growth is ESG's FRACMAP® and Hybrid(TM) offerings. FRACMAP® delivers comprehensive downhole and surface-based microseismic data acquisition, processing and analysis services for hydraulic fracturing operations, helping oil and gas operators improve production...

2014-01-14 12:22:30

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services, successfully conducted multiple hydraulic fracture monitoring projects within North America using its patented Hybrid(TM) Seismic Sensor Network. The innovative approach integrates traditional downhole microseismic with surface and near-surface based induced seismicity (IS) arrays to accurately evaluate large and small-scale seismicity in one comprehensive system....

2013-12-18 23:28:41

Geothermal Resources Council announces the best presentations showcased at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. (Davis, California, USA) (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2013. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in late September/early October at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The...

Humans Causing Seismic Activity
2013-07-12 08:57:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two studies published in the journal Science have both found human geologic activities could be causing nearby seismic activity. One study found that massive earthquakes from around the world have been triggering localized seismic events surrounding waste-fluid injection wells in the central United States. Large amounts of water are used in both hydrofracking and the more conventional mining of oil and gas from underground wells. After...


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