Deep-Well Injections and Induced Seismicity: Understanding the Relationship (with accompanying CD-ROM)

James B. Fernandez (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT023000

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The development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has created new demand for wastewater disposal wells that inject waste fluids into deep geologic strata. An increasing concern in the United States is that injection of these fluids may be responsible for increasing rates of seismic activity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program regulates injection of fluids related to oil and gas production as Class II injection wells for the protection of underground sources of drinking water (USDWs). Because seismic events from injection have the potential to cause endangerment of underground sources of drinking water, the UIC program director should be aware of that potential and be prepared with response options should seismic events become a concern. This purpose of this book is to discuss the relationship between deep-well injections and induced seismicity. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview
(Peter Folger and Mary Tiemann)

Minimizing and Managing Potential Impacts of Induced-Seismicity from Class II Disposal Wells: Practical Approaches
(Underground Injection Control National Technical Workgroup)

Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research
(Peter Folger)

Appendices to ''Minimizing and Managing Potential Impacts of Induced-Seismicity from Class II Disposal Wells: Practical Approaches''
(Underground Injection Control National Technical Workgroup)

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