Deep-Well Injections & Induced Seismicity : Understanding the Relationship, Hardback Book

Deep-Well Injections & Induced Seismicity : Understanding the Relationship Hardback

Edited by James B. Fernandez


Book & CD. 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 drinking water (USDWs). Because seismic events from injection have the potential to cause endangerment of underground sources of drinking water, the UIC program director should be aware of that potential and be prepared with response options should seismic events become a concern.

This purpose of this book is to discuss the relationship between deep-well injections and induced seismicity.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 117 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Waste management
  • ISBN: 9781634825573



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