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SCITS Meeting and Reception at SEG/SPE Workshop: Injection Induced Seismicity - The Next Chapter

Event Details:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Thursday, November 14, 2019
12:00pm PST

About the Workshop

Induced seismicity from the injection of fluids into the earth remains a significant concern for oilfield activities such as saltwater disposal and hydraulic fracturing operations. The number of induced earthquakes occurring in the oil and gas producing regions of the Central United States and Western Canada has been declining over the past few years, highlighting the successful implementation of improved regulations and effective operational practices. However, technical engineering and geoscience challenges remain. Characterizing the local seismogenic potential and maximum potential magnitude remains elusive and therefore mitigation strategies continue to be reactive as unknown faults are unexpectedly activated during operations. Accurately predicting ground motions of induced earthquakes is also required for both seismic risk and to understand when small magnitude earthquakes will be felt. Most critically, the impressive scientific advancements that have been made with this issue need to be clearly and transparently communicated to the public at large.

With the heightened public and broadening regulatory interest in this issue, it is important that geoscientists and engineers begin to establish best practices for characterizing seismic hazard and implementing risk mitigation protocols. This technical workshop is fifth in an ongoing series and provides a unique forum bringing together regulators, academics and industry to discuss the current state-of-the-art. The workshop aims to provide the geological, seismological, and engineering framework to reservoir and completion engineers and geoscientists involved in injection activities and designing or conducting injection operations.

  • Accommodations: Accommodations are not included in the registration fee. Contact Doubletree Dallas Market Center directly at +1-214-741-7481 or by using the reservation link to reserve your room at the negotiated rate of USD 129 (plus taxes) per night. Rates at the hotel are offered 3 days before and after the workshop, based on availability. You must identify yourself as an SPE/SEG Injection Induced Seismicity Workshop attendee, or reference the group code SPE. After 23 October hotel reservations will be subject to availability at the prevailing rates, unless the block sells out before that date.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by SPE in writing on or before 15 October for refund of registration fees, less USD 75 administration fee. Send cancellation requests to No refunds will be issued after 15 October.
  • Visa information: Attendees from countries that require a US visa for entry are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.
  • Badge pickup: Badges will be available for pick-up on-site at the registration desk.
  • Questions?: For questions or additional information contact: registration at +1.972.952.9393 ext. 216 or by email:


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