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New maps of the geologic forces contributing to earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma could help reduce the likelihood of manmade temblors associated with wastewater injection.
A team of geophysicists from Stanford University have compiled a map of 200 new maximum horizontal stress orientations in Texas and surrounding areas, potentially giving operators valuable information for avoiding seismic activity in their hydraulic fracturing operations. The stress map, which can be found in a paper published in the American Geophysical Union’s Geophysical Research Letters, analyzed the nature of recent seismic activity in the area, much of which may have been triggered by the injection of wastewater below ground.
Wastewater injection has created seismic problems in states like Oklahoma and Texas—but there are ways to mitigate the rumbling.
A new Stanford study finds that the recent spike in
triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of
wastewater produced during oil production—but not from fracking.
Leading scientists from around the world have gathered in Sydney, to make the case for developing massive unconventional gas resources, despite widespread global opposition.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences awards Einstein Professorships to 20 distinguished international scientists each year actively working at the frontiers of science and technology.
Mark Zoback awarded Louis Neel Medal of the European Geosciences Union, recognizing outstanding scientists in Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics
Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback has been awarded the 2013 Louis Neel Medal of the European Geosciences Union, recognizing outstanding scientists in Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics. This medal has been established by the Division on Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism and Rock Physics in recognition of the scientific achievements of Louis Eugène Felix Néel, who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize of Physics for his fundamental research and discoveries concerning antiferromagnetism.