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Seismicity and class II SWD Disposal Well Risks. Induced Seismicity: Myth versus Reality and Impacts we can anticipate


Laura discusses findings from her firms' report on Disposal Well Practices and Operational Risk Management in Upstream Oil and Gas, as it pertains to Induced Seismicity. Topics covered include a primer on seismicity, a historical overview of seismicity within the U.S. versus world activity, the “top ten” contributing factors for seismicity to occur from UIC programs, the regional root causes of induced oil and gas-related seismic activity and trends, an overview of state regulatory responses, and an update on U.S. litigation trends.