SEG/SPE Workshop: Injection Induced Seismicity

6-8 November 2017 | Dallas, TX

Call for abstracts extended to 21 July

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6-8 Nov 2017
Dallas, TX USA

Induced seismicity from the injection of fluids into the earth is a growing concern for oilfield activities such as saltwater disposal and hydraulic fracturing. The increasing number of earthquakes occurring in the oil and gas producing regions of the United States and Canada appears to be related to the large volumes of injected fluids, but the direct relationship between injection and seismicity is unclear in most situations. Although cases of disposal well and hydraulic fracture-induced seismicity are infrequent relative to the total number of wells engaged in these operations, injection-induced seismicity needs to be understood and diagnosed, with appropriate risk assessment, management, and mitigation techniques applied where seismicity is of concern.

With the heightened public interest in this issue, it is important that geoscientists and engineers begin to look at operational parameters and integrate techniques and tools to evaluate reservoir and geomechanical conditions that may lead to increased seismicity. Regulatory bodies are increasingly using the latest research to proactively apply operational requirements to mitigate the seismic risk.

This workshop aims to provide the geological, seismological, and engineering framework to reservoir and completion engineers and geoscientists involved with designing or conducting injection operations. The workshop will frame the linkages between the geologic setting and the injection conditions that may increase risk of induced seismicity, and discuss approaches and tools for evaluating and minimizing seismic activity.

The meeting is the fourth in this workshop series, with the previous workshops heralded as milestone forums that have provided unique opportunities for in-depth dialogue between researchers, industry subject matter experts, and regulators.

Committee

Shawn Maxwell - Chair
Kris Nygaard - SPE Co-Chair
William Ellsworth
Rod Gertson
Hal Macartney
Steve Willson

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Visa Information/Invitation Letter

Participants in the workshop may generate an official invitation letter from SEG. This form will generate a letter which you can print and use if required. For Visa requirements for entering the United States, contact the US embassy for nearest you. Please note that SEG does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SEG to pay any expenses you may incur. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to US.

Workshop Venue

Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria
13402 Noel Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

Housing and Reservations

Rooms have been reserved at Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria for the following rate:

Single occupancy - Junior Suite King N/S King Bed - USD $119

Reservations must be made on or before 5:00 p.m., 7 October 2017 in order to receive the discounted group rate.

Access the group rate

For reservations prior to or beyond the group dates of November 6-8, please email Jessica Thomas at Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria or Elisabeth Baluh at SEG.

Technical Program

This workshop aims to provide the geological, seismological, and engineering framework to reservoir and completion engineers and geoscientists involved with designing or conducting injection operations. The workshop will frame the linkages between the geologic setting and the injection conditions that may increase risk of induced seismicity, and discuss approaches and tools for evaluating and minimizing seismic activity. Below are topics this workshop aims to cover:

  1. Geomechanics and fracture mechanics
  2. Reservoir engineering perspectives
  3. Ground motion and seismic hazard
  4.  Integrated case studies of injection induced seismicity from disposal, hydraulic fracturing and geothermal
  5. Regulatory and operational protocols
  6. Risk assessment, management, mitigation
  7. Stakeholder engagement, communication, and public education
  8. The intersection of evolving science, regulations, and existing tort systems

To submit an abstract click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

SEG makes an effort to maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, therefore offer an array of unique sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets with target specific audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, please contact us at ebaluh@seg.org for additional information.

Available opportunities

  • Icebreaker (exclusive)
  • Lunch (two available)
  • Coffee Breaks (four available)
  • General Sponsorship (multiple available)

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