Latest Developments in Best Practices and Mitigation Efforts for Induced Seismicity Due to Fluid Injections and/or Withdrawal

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 4:00 PM
Ernest L Majer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Stefan Wiemer, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Austin A Holland, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Leonard, OK, United States, Hal Macartney, Pioneer Natural Resources, Denver, CO, United States and Katie L Boyle, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States
As more attention from both the public and private sector is being focused on induced seismicity, there is a need for a set of best practices. A critical element of any best practices is a mitigation procedure. It is clear that there is no universally accepted set of best practices that satisfies the public, the private sector, regulators or policy makers. Presented will be suggested fundamental elements of best practices based upon existing and developing best practices, and experiences to date in the energy industry. Examples of best practices, pros and cons to various approaches and examples from field application will be given. Emphasis will be placed on mitigation procedures such as improved stoplight methods.