Earthquake Potential of Hydraulic Fracturing Wells Not Related to Higher Injection Rates

HF wells in Texas

18 April 2023–Analyzing hydraulic fracturing (HF) wells in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and West Canada, researchers found that the average daily injection rates and the total injected volumes are not a crucial factor in determining whether a stimulation will trigger nearby earthquakes. As Iason Grigoratos of ETH Zürich and colleagues … Continue Reading »