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Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity

David W. Eaton, PhD, Professor of Geosciences at the University of Calgary, and the NSERC/Chevron Industrial Research Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics discusses recent research on induced seismicity and hydraulic fracturing.

Time Log

  • 00:00  Introduction
  • 04:50  Comparison of Seismicity in Western Canada and Ohio
  • 13:43  Induced Seismicity
  • 17:09  Causes of Injection Induced Seismicity
  • 24:35  Potential Risk Factors
  • 30:49  Traffic Light Protocol
  • 31:39  Key Research Questions and Case Studies
  • 36:22  Key Factors
  • 38:39  Takeaway Messages
  • 40:54  Q & A