Tuesday, March 5, 2013

OK continues to inject for earthquakes


The connection has caused oil and gas regulators in some states to re-evaluate how they issue permits for drilling. No such changes will be considered in Oklahoma until the state Geological Survey is more convinced of the link.  The organization’s principal seismologist, Austin Holland, is a skeptic.

Ok, and here I thought they had stopped doing this.  Good to know.

Update:  Sorry, we have to add Texas to this.

“It really hasn’t been earthquakes, it’s been seismic activity,” he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once the formation fluids have been extracted, will injected rocks re-attain a quasi-equillibrium? Or, are the formations over pressurized? Or, something else?