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Fluid-Induced Seismicity


By: Serge A Shapiro(Author)

310 pages, 14 colour & 94 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2018 | #242421 | ISBN-13: 9781108447928
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Hardback | Apr 2015 | #220016 | ISBN-13: 9780521884570
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The characterisation of fluid transport properties of rocks is one of the most important, yet difficult, challenges of reservoir geophysics, but is essential for optimal development of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs. Fluid-Induced Seismicity provides a quantitative introduction to the underlying physics, application, interpretation, and hazard aspects of fluid-induced seismicity with a particular focus on its spatio-temporal dynamics. It presents many real data examples of microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracturing at hydrocarbon fields and of stimulations of enhanced geothermal systems. The author also covers introductory aspects of linear elasticity and poroelasticity theory, as well as elements of seismic rock physics and mechanics of earthquakes, enabling readers to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field. Fluid-Induced Seismicity is a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students working in the fields of geophysics, geology, geomechanics and petrophysics, and a practical guide for petroleum geoscientists and engineers working in the energy industry.

"Shapiro has done a good job of developing the theory, presenting relevant case studies, and referencing appropriate current literature. The mathematical development is quite extensive but can be easily followed. The relevant knowledge gained, even without going through all the mathematics, shines through. This book is a current and relevant reference book for graduate students and practitioners in this area of geophysics. Both theoretical- and application-oriented geophysicists will derive value from this book."
The Leading Edge

"This book offers a comprehensive review of the fluid-induced microseismicity field. It is well written and the figures are all from peer-reviewed publications and printed in great quality. One of its [strengths] is the constant back and forth between theory and real-data examples from hydrocarbon fields and geothermal systems. This book should be recommended with enthusiasm to graduate students and researchers involved in geomechanics, geophysics, geology and petrophysics as well as engineers working in the energy industry."
– Thibaut Perol, Pure and Applied Geophysics



1. Elasticity, seismic events and microseismic monitoring
2. Fundamentals of poroelasticity
3. Seismicity and linear diffusion of pore pressure
4. Seismicity induced by non-linear fluid-rock interaction
5. Seismicity rate and magnitudes


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Serge A. Shapiro is Professor of Geophysics at the Freie Universität Berlin, and since 2004, Director of the PHASE (PHysics and Application of Seismic Emission) university consortium project. From 2001 to 2008 he was one of the coordinators of the German Continental Deep Drilling Program. His research interests include seismogenic processes, wave phenomena, exploration seismology, and rock physics. He received the SEG Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal in 2013 for his work on fluid-induced seismicity and rock physics, and in 2004 was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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