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Evaluating the role of fluid injection in triggering the 2011 Oklahoma earthquake sequence: Collaborative Research with the University of Oklahoma, and Columbia University

Lead PI: Heather Moore Savage , Geoffrey A. Abers

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

April 2013 - March 2014
Inactive
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The team will use laboratory experiments, publicly available information, and knowledge of reservoir structure, compartment size, porosity, and lateral and vertical permeability structure to create time-dependent fluid pressure and flow models. These models will lead to an understanding of magnitude and locations of fluid pressure changes in the subsurface and help determine if the Oklahoma earthquake sequence of 2011 was caused by waste fluid injection.

SPONSOR:

U.S. Geological Survey/Department of the Interior

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$37,225

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Oklahoma

KEYWORDS

seismology waste fluid injection oklahoma earthquake sequence earthquakes