Injection Induced Seismicity

Instructors: Shawn Maxwell
Date: November 7, 2017
Duration: 1 day
Members (early bird/price): CAD$ 400/500 (plus GST)
Non-members (early bird/price): CAD$ 450/550  (plus GST)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Description

Over the last several years, occurrences of injection induced seismicity have increased leading to imposition of regulatory requirements in certain regions. The course will review past examples of induced seismicity and discuss the evolution of regulatory requirements. Focus will be on hydraulic fracture induced seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Practical aspects such as designing and implementing a seismic monitoring array will be discussed as well as considerations for implementation of a traffic light protocol. Operational mitigation strategies will also be reviewed.


Shawn Maxwell is President and Chief Technology Officer for Itasca IMaGE (Integrated Microseismic and Geomechanical Evaluation) based in Calgary. Previously he was Chief Geophysicist and Microseismic Advisor for Schlumberger, lead microseismic development at Pinnacle Technologies (Halliburton) and ESG, and serving as a Lecturer at Keele University in England. Shawn was awarded a Ph.D. specializing in microseismology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Dr. Maxwell has published numerous technical articles and serves on various microseismic focused committees and workshops around the globe. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and the 2014 SEG Distinguished Instructor Short Course “Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing: Improved Engineering of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs” and authored the first microseismic textbook as an SEG monograph by the same title.