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Title Deep-well injections and induced seismicity : understanding the relationship / James B. Fernandez, editor
Published New York : Nova Publishers, [2015]
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 124 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series Natural disaster research, prediction and mitigation
Natural disaster research, prediction and mitigation series.
Contents DEEP-WELL INJECTIONS AND INDUCED SEISMICITY: UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP (WITH ACCOMPANYING CD-ROM); DEEP-WELL INJECTIONS AND INDUCED SEISMICITY: UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP (WITH ACCOMPANYING CD-ROM); Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Human-Induced Earthquakes from Deep-Well Injection: A Brief Overview; Summary; Introduction; Congressional Interest; Current Scientific Understanding of; Induced Seismicity in the United States; A Historical Example-The Rocky Mountain Arsenal; Deep-Well Injection of Oil and Natural Gas Wastewaters
Colorado and New MexicoArkansas; Texas; Ohio; Oklahoma; Hydraulic Fracturing; Canada; England; Oklahoma; Ohio; Other Issues; Overview of the Current Regulatory Structure Regarding Induced Seismicity; EPA Regulation of Underground Injection Activities; Consideration of Seismicity in EPA UIC Regulations; Federal Initiatives to Address Induced Seismicity; State Initiatives; Arkansas; Colorado; Ohio; Texas; Conclusion; End Notes; Chapter 2: Minimizing and Managing Potential Impacts of Induced-Seismicity from Class II Disposal Wells: Practical Approaches; Executive Summary; Introduction
Common Characteristics and ObservationsLessons Learned; Decision Model; Existing or New Class II Disposal Well; Have Any Concerns Related to Seismicity Been Identified?; Site Assessment Considerations; Are There Any Seismicity Concerns Remaining after Site Assessment?; Approaches for Addressing Site Assessment Issues; Can an Approach Be Used to Successfully Address Seismicity Concerns?; Research Needs; Recommendations for Minimizing or Managing Injection-Induced Seismicity; Preliminary Assessment of Existing or New Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Wells; Site Assessment Considerations; Approaches
Enhanced Recovery Injection WellsHydraulic Fracturing; Geothermal Injection Wells; CO2 Geologic Sequestration; Directive and Working Group; Regulatory Authorities; Report Purpose; Injection-Induced Seismicity Project Objectives; Working Group Tasks; Working Group Approach; Review Process; Peer Review; Peer Review Charge; Basic Mechanism of Injection-Induced Seismicity; Variety and Validity of Approaches; Reservoir Engineering Analysis Application; Recommended Future Efforts for the EPA; Final Peer Review Follow-up; Geoscience Factors Related to Injection-Induced Seismicity; Background
Geologic Stress ConsiderationsGeophysical Data; Communication with Basement Rock; Importance of Porosity and Permeability of Injection Strata; Petroleum Engineering Applications for Evaluating Induced Seismicity; Review of Scientific Literature; Literature Sources; Earthquake Reporting; Possible Causes of Induced Seismicity; Determinations of Injection-Induced Seismicity; Case Study Results; North Texas Area; Central Arkansas Area; Braxton County, West Virginia; Youngstown, Ohio; Common Characteristics, Observations, and Lessons Learned from Case Studies
Summary 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 dri .
Notes Some online versions lack accompanying material packaged with print versions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Deep-well disposal -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Hydraulic fracturing -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Induced seismicity -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Fernandez, James B., editor
ISBN 1634825586 (electronic bk.)
9781634825580 (electronic bk.)