NS007:
Induced Seismicity in the USA and Canada: Novel Geophysical Methods and Mitigation





Session ID#: 26932

Session Description:
Induced seismicity associated with hydrocarbon resource development has become of widespread concern in North America over the last several years. Industry, academia, and governmental organizations strive to understand and mitigate induced earthquakes. This session is in collaboration with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and features the 2017 SEG Honorary Lecture “How widespread is human-induced seismicity in the USA and Canada?”. We seek abstracts on novel geophysical methods, datasets, and models that advance in-depth understanding of the occurrence and potential management of induced earthquakes in regions of active hydrocarbon exploitation. This session aims to promote interaction and collaboration between public agencies and institutions, and the private sector in an effort to share the latest advances and bridge existing gaps.
Primary Convener:  Georgios P Tsoflias, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States
Convener:  Tandis S. Bidgoli, University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, United States
Co-Organized with:
Near Surface Geophysics, and Seismology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

John H McBride1, R. William Keach II1, Hannes E Leetaru2, Robert A. Bauer2 and Katelynn M. Smith1, (1)Brigham Young University, Geological Sciences, Provo, UT, United States, (2)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State Geological Survey, Urbana, IL, United States
Kevin Crain1, Jefferson C Chang1,2 and Jacob I. Walter1, (1)Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, OK, United States, (2)University of Oklahoma, Geology & Geophysics, Norman, OK, United States
Shawn Maxwell1, Devin Garrett1, Junwei Huang1, Phil Usher2 and Paige Mamer1, (1)IMaGE, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)IMaGE, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Mirko Van der Baan, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Megan R.M. Brown, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Shemin Ge, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Peter Hennings1, Alexandros Savvaidis2, Ellen Rathje3, Jon E Olson4, Heather R DeShon5, Akhil Datta-Gupta6, Peter Eichhubl7, Jean-Philippe Nicot7 and Lee Ann Kahlor7, (1)Austin, TX, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Austin, TX, United States, (4)Univ Texas, Austin, TX, United States, (5)Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States, (6)Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, United States, (7)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Micah Mayle1, David Beckendorff1, Kerry Key2, Robert L Evans3 and Estella A Atekwana1, (1)Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States, (2)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Cornelius Langenbruch, Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, Matthew Weingarten, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Mark D Zoback, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States
Peter Hennings, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Johnathon Osmond, University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States, Jens-Erik Lund Snee, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Mark D Zoback, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States
Alexandros Savvaidis1, Anthony Lomax2, Chastity Aiken3, Bissett Young1, Dino Huang1 and Peter Hennings4, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States, (2)ALomax Scientific, Mouans-Sartoux, France, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (4)The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States
Chance Morgan1, Candace Johnston1, Brett M Carpenter2 and Zeev Reches3, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)INGV National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy, (3)Univ Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States