First EAGE Workshop on Induced Seismicity

Welcome to the First EAGE Workshop 

on Induced Seismicity

3 - 4 March 2021, Online Event

Papers from the postponed Eighth EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic will be included in the programme.

Workshop Overview

The mitigation of induced and triggered seismicity, as a result of energy production and industrial activities, remains a major challenge for industries, local populations and governments around the globe. Long term seismic monitoring and geomechanical and seismological studies provide an increased understanding of the rupture process and scientific insights to facilitate the control and mitigation of induced seismic events. 

Workshop Aim

The First EAGE Workshop on Induced Seismicity provides an opportunity to explore the latest developments in monitoring, modelling and mitigation of induced seismicity. Over three structured days of technical talks and discussions we will seek to examine the mechanisms and dominant factors related to the occurrence of felt induced events. Following an examination of the science, we will also explore how the geomechanical, seismological and geological expertise can best guide science based regulations, technical specifications and effective mitigation strategies.

Participant's Profile

The workshop is structured to emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of understanding and responding to induced seismicity. Participants from energy operators, service companies, regulators, academia, non-governmental organizations and other experts will gather to share valuable insights which lead to a collaborative and enhanced understanding of the major challenges faced. 

We encourage submissions on all theoretical and practical aspects within a wide range of geological settings and industrial applications including: geothermal, mining, construction, oil and gas production, natural gas and CO2 storage, hydraulic fracturing, and wastewater injection.

Technical Committee

This event is organized with the essential support of the technical committee members. The Technical Committee is composed of industry specialists within the event topic's area.

Technical Committee

Brian BaptieBritish Geological Survey
David BruhnTU Delft/GFZ Postdam
Leo Eisner
Sepideh KarimiNanometrics
Tijmen Jan MoserMoser Geophysical Services
Claudio Strobbia*
Jan van Elk
James Verdon*
University of Bristol
Brecht Wassing



Date:3 - 4 March, 2021
Workshop Attendees:80+
Abstract Extended Deadline30 November, 2020



Submission Topics

1.Advances in Monitoring Induced Seismicity

  • Passive Seismic Networks
  • Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Microseismicity
  • Network Design and Specifications
  • Best Practices
  • Novel Instrumentation
  • Automated Identification and Interpretation of Events
  • Full-Waveform Modelling
  • Advances in Survey Planning

2.Triggering Mechanisms and Geomechanics

  • Discrimination of Induced from Natural Seismicity
  • Geomechanics and Triggering Mechanisms
  • Understanding Fault Behaviour
  • Modelling Induced Seismicity
  • Laboratory Studies
  • Case Histories

3.Risk Assessment and Mitigation

  • Mitigation Procedures
  • Social Aspects and Public Interaction
  • Management Systems
  • Knowledge Based Regulations
  • Industry and Regulatory Approaches

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