To determine the risk for energy-related technologies causing earthquakes, the National Research Council (NRC) studied a variety of potential sources for earthquakes, including geothermal energy production, hydraulic fracturing, wastewater injection and carbon sequestration.
Not surprisingly, the highest number of earthquakes was associated with geothermal energy. The next highest number was from underground injection of wastewater produced ...
Operators in the Colorado Niobrara find success, with the state seeing the effect in higher oil production numbers for 2012.
Drilling efficiency, in tandem with a move to pad drilling, generates higher well counts with little change in rig input.