R&D Study Group: Induced Seismicity (Does Hydraulic Fracturing Cause Earthquakes?)
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.
Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston , Texas 77042