Samuel Flewelling, Ph.D. and Matthew Tymchak, M.S. will present at the AAPG Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity on April 6-9 in Houston, Texas.

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March 11, 2014

The 2014 Annual Convention and Exhibition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) will take place April 6-9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. This international meeting will cover the most innovative technical trends and scientific advancements in multiple geoscience disciplines, and it serves as the premier networking and educational event for the oil and gas industry.

Samuel A. Flewelling, Ph.D. will present “Interpretation of the Data Collected As Part of US EPA’s Investigation at Pavillion, WY.” The presentation will cut through the heated public and political debates surrounding the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on groundwater in the Pavillion area and shed light on the physical and chemical processes responsible for the groundwater chemistry observed by US EPA and USGS.

Featured in the AAPG Explorer, Matthew P. Tymchak, M.S. will present “Evaluating Methods to Differentiate Natural and Induced Seismicity.” Several studies have linked recent earthquakes to underground injection wells. In some cases, however, there is a lack of consensus as to whether they were the result of fluid injection or natural tectonic processes. This talk will evaluate whether the frequency-magnitude distributions from existing seismic networks can be used to distinguish between tectonic (“natural”) and induced seismicity.

Click here for more detailed information and to learn how to register for the AAPG Conference.