A phased approach to induced seismicity risk management

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This work describes strategies for assessing and managing induced seismicity risk during each phase of a carbon storage project. We consider both nuisance and damage potential from induced earthquakes, as well as the indirect risk of enhancing fault leakage pathways. A phased approach to seismicity management is proposed, in which operations are continuously adapted based on available information and an on-going estimate of risk. At each project stage, specific recommendations are made for (a) monitoring and characterization, (b) modeling and analysis, and (c) site operations. The resulting methodology can help lower seismic risk while ensuring site operations remain practical and cost-effective.




White, J. A., & Foxall, W. (2014). A phased approach to induced seismicity risk management. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 63, pp. 4841–4849). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.515

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