Full Name

2011 Unconventional Resources

Relationships between Induced Seismicity and Fluid Injection: Development of Strategies to Manage Fluid Disposal in Shale Hydrocarbon Plays

Subcontractor: The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Cliff Frohlich
Project Number Project Status
11122-27 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Joe Renk
Energy Onvector
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
March 11, 2013 March 10, 2015
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,235,630.00 $951,308.00 $271,966.00
Project Objectives

The primary objectives of this program was: (1) to determine the relationships between fluid injection practices, regional geology and stress regime, and the occurrence of earthquakes; (2) to identify waste-disposal strategies for injection that reduce and minimize the triggering of seismic activity, or that ensure that seismic activity is confined to low-magnitude, harmless events.


File Name File Type Date