Induced Seismicity

Earthquakes associated with various oil and gas activities such as wastewater disposal and hydraulic fracturing have become a topic of focus in the central and eastern United States and western Canada. Different regulatory agencies have imposed monitoring guidelines to ensure appropriate mitigation strategies with regard to induced events. We provide the following services that are consistent with these regulations:

  • Baseline studies for background seismicity prior to start of operations
  • Design of seismic monitoring networks suitable for identification of earthquakes according to the requirements of regulatory agencies
  • Event identification and magnitude estimation
  • Ground motion analysis and reporting
  • Real-time monitoring of seismicity
  • Short-term and long-term seismic hazard analysis
  • Fault stress analysis
  • Analysis of triggering processes based on earthquake models
  • Moment tensor solution and fault plane analysis