Potential Injection Induced Seismicity Associated With Oil & Gas Development: A Primer on Technical & Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management & Mitigation


(Sept. 2015)This report is developed by the StatesFirst Induced Seismicity by Injection Work Group (ISWG) members (the State agencies) with input and support from the ISWG technical advisors (subject matter experts from academia, industry, federal agencies, and environmental organizations) to help better inform all stakeholders and the public on technical and regulatory considerations associated with evaluation and response, seismic monitoring systems, information sharing, and the use of ground motion metrics. It also is intended to summarize the range of approaches that have been used or are currently being used by states to manage and mitigate the risks associated with seismicity that may be induced by injection. StatesFirst is an initiative of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the Ground Water Protection Council.

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