Induced Seismicity: Micro to Macro

Coordinators: David Eaton, J-B Tary, Enrico Caffagni

8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Assiniboine Boardroom, Geological Survey of Canada (Calgary)
3303 33 St NW (map)


Induced seismicity refers to earthquakes or other seismic events that are attributed to human activities, such as impoundment of water reservoirs, mining, and development of enhanced geothermal systems. Seismicity induced by fluid injection in association with oil gas operations has come into sharper focus in recent years, leading to development of new or revised regulations in some jurisdictions in North America. This workshop will consider fluid induced seismicity from perspectives ranging from small-scale geomechanical processes to regional seismic hazard analysis.


8:00 - 8:30 – Registration

8:30 - 8:35 – Opening Remarks

8:35 - 8:55 – Alice Guest (Magnitude): Relationship between Microseismic Activity,  Hydrofracture and Stimulated Zone Growth Based on a Numerical Damage Model (Download Presentation)

8:55 - 9:15 – Pat McLellan (McLellan Energy Advisors): Fault Re-activation  Predictions: Why Getting the In-situ Stresses Right Matters (Download Presentation)

9:15 - 9:35 – Shawn Maxwell (IMaGE): Geomechanical evaluation for seismic hazard characterization and mitigation (Download Presentation)

9:35 - 10:00 – Discussion

10:00 - 10:20 – Coffee

10:20 - 10:40 – Jason Hendrik (Nexen): Induced Seismicity in the Horn River Basin - Assessing, Monitoring & Mitigating

10:40 - 11:00 – Virginia Stern (AGS): Real-Time Monitoring of Seismicity in Alberta

11:00 - 11:20 –  Mark Novakovic (Western University): Source and attenuation  parameters for induced seismicity in the Crooked Lake Region of  Alberta (Download Presentation)

11:20 - 11:40 –  Corey Froese (AER): Building the Policy and Regulatory Framework for Managing Induced Seismicity in Alberta

11:40 - noon – Discussion