R&D Study Group: Induced Seismicity (Does Hydraulic Fracturing Cause Earthquakes?)

Speaker: Brian Schwanitz, Welltec Fellow
Speaker Brian Schwanitz, Welltec Fellow
Brian is a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Applied Geophysics and has worked in the oil field service industry for the past 39 years, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger in various positions and product lines.  He is currently a Welltec Fellow, acting as a senior technical advisor.  Brian ...

Brian is a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Applied Geophysics and has worked in the oil field service industry for the past 39 years, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger in various positions and product lines.  He is currently a Welltec Fellow, acting as a senior technical advisor.  Brian has 36 years as an active SPE member, 22 published SPE papers and trade journal articles, was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2012-2013, spent 13 years on the international board of ICoTA (Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association), an ex-chairman and serves on an API committee and on the SPE Energy Information Committee.  In September he received the SPE’s 2016 Production and Operations Award at the ATCE in Dubai.

Full Description

Confusion exists within the oil and gas industry and especially with the general public regarding whether hydraulic fracturing is related to an increase in earthquakes in some areas.  This is a fair question because there does appear to be a correlation around high fracking activity, such as in Oklahoma.  This presentation takes the latest studies by the USGS and answers this question and further discusses recommendations to mitigate the earthquake problem, some of which are recently being implemented.

Organizer Skip Davis

For additional information, please contact Skip at skdavis@technologyintermediaroes.com.


 

When?

Thu, Nov. 3, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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