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SEG/SPE/ARMA on Injection Induced Seismicity Workshop

15 – 18 September 2014

Banff, Alberta, Canada | The Banff Centre Hotel and Conference Centre

About this workshop


With the continued interest in injection induced seismicity associated with oil and gas operations, a technical workshop will be held in Banff, Alberta jointly by the SEG, SPE, and ARMA.

The workshop is a follow up to an inaugural technical workshop on injection induced seismicity held by the SPE and SEG in Broomfield, Colorado. Since the 2012 Broomfield meeting, additional possible occurrences of induced seismicity have come into question, in particular associated with waste water disposal and hydraulic fracturing. Significant research, monitoring, and characterization efforts have also begun to be implemented to understand the phenomena.

The 2014 Injection Induced Seismicity Workshop will bring together technical experts and practitioners to share experience, technology, and education related to fluid injection with induced seismicity. The focus of the workshop will be primarily associated with injections during petroleum operations, although contributions are also welcome with related to seismicity induced by other industrial activities, provided that the experience and education are shown to be relevant to injection induced seismicity. Contributions will be considered related to geothermal, mining, fluid disposal, CO2 sequestration, and water reservoir dam impoundment operations. Topics of interest include geomechanics of induced seismicity, seismic source characterization, site characterization, monitoring, and assessment or mitigation of seismic hazard and risk. Case studies, regulatory issues, industry protocols and operational best practices are of particular interest. Priority for attendance to the workshop will be given to potential attendees selected to give technical presentations or posters, along with attendees who can contribute to discussions.

Workshop focus topics:

  • Geomechanics
  • Source Characterization
  • Site Characterization
  • Monitoring
  • Case Studies
  • Assessment or Migration of Seismic Hazard and Risk
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Industry Protocols
  • Operational Best Practices

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