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Kraaijpoel, D.A. (author), Esteves Martins, J.C. (author), Osinga, S. (author), Vogelaar, B.B.S.A. (author), Breunese, J.N. (author)
We perform statistical analyses on spatiotemporal patterns in the magnitude distribution of induced earthquakes in the Groningen natural gas field. The seismic catalogue contains 336 earthquakes with (local) magnitudes above , observed in the period between 1 January 1995 and 1 January 2022. An exploratory moving-window analysis of maximum...
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Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Gan, Q. (author), Candela, T. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) involve hydraulic stimulation of the permeability of deep low-permeable rock formations. This causes the reactivation and opening of pre-existing natural fracture networks and the formation of new fractures. During hydraulic stimulation, injection pressures at the bottom of the injection well can reach...
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Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Candela, T.G.G. (author), Osinga, S. (author), Peters, E. (author), Buijze, L. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author), van Wees, J.D.A.M. (author)
This paper describes and deploys a workflow to assess the evolution of seismicity associated to injection of cold fluids close to a fault. We employ a coupled numerical thermo-hydro-mechanical simulator to simulate the evolution of pressures, temperatures and stress on the fault. Adopting rate-and-state seismicity theory we assess induced...
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Buijze, L. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author)
The Dutch National Climate Agreement sets the goal to adapt before 2030 1.5 million homes which are now heated by natural gas, into buildings heated by sustainable heat. To this end, a growth of the use of sustainable heat sources needs to be realized. Geothermal energy is considered an important future heat source, with an expected supply of 15...
report 2021
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Paap, B. (author), Kraaijpoel, D. (author), Wassing, B. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
Numerical simulations of seismic wave propagation usually rely on a simple source modelconsisting of an idealized point location and a moment tensor. In general, this is a validapproximation when the source dimensions are small relative to the distance of points at whichthe seismic wave motions are to be evaluated. Otherwise, a more realistic...
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Hofmann, H. (author), Zimmermann, G. (author), Farkas, M. (author), Huenges, E. (author), Zang, A. (author), Leonhardt, M. (author), Kwiatek, G. (author), Martinez-Garzon, P. (author), Bohnhoff, M. (author), Min, K.B. (author), Fokker, P. (author), Westaway, R. (author), Bethmann, F. (author), Meier, P. (author), Yoon, K.S. (author), Choi, J.W. (author), Lee, T.J. (author), Kim, K.Y. (author)
Large-magnitude fluid-injection induced seismic events are a potential risk for geothermal energy developments worldwide. One potential risk mitigation measure is the application of cyclic injection schemes. After validation at small (laboratory) and meso (mine) scale, the concept has now been applied for the first time at field scale at the...
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van Wees, J.D. (author), Pluymaekers, M. (author), Osinga, S. (author), Fokker, P. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Wassing, B. (author), Hegen, D. (author), Candela, T. (author)
Building geomechanical models for induced seismicity in complex reservoirs poses a major challenge, in particular if many faults need to be included. We developed a novel way of calculating induced stress changes and associated seismic moment response for structurally complex reservoirs with tens to hundreds of faults. Our specific target was to...
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Paap, B. (author), Kraaijpoel, D. (author), Bakker, M. (author), Gharti, H.N. (author)
Gas extraction from the Groningen natural gas field, situated in the Netherlands, frequently induces earthquakes in the reservoir that cause damage to buildings, and pose a safety hazard and a nuisance to the local population. Due to the dependence of the national heating infrastructure on Groningen gas, the short-term mitigation measures are...
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van Wees, J.D. (author), Osinga, S. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands experienced an immediate reduction in seismic events in the year following a massive cut in production. This reduction is inconsistent with existingmodels of seismicity predictions adopting compaction strains as proxy, since reservoir creep would then result in a more gradual reduction of seismic events...
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ter Heege, J. (author), Osinga, S. (author), Wassing, B. (author), Candela, T. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Buijze, L. (author), Chitu, A. (author)
Mitigation of induced seismicity associated with large-scale energy production from subsurface resources requires models beyond the current state of the art. In countries with long histories of conventional gas production, such as the Netherlands, issues are mainly associated with depletion-induced seismicity caused by fault reactivation due to...
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Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Buijze, L. (author), Ter Heege, J.H. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Osinga, S. (author)
conference paper 2017
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Sijacic, D. (author), Pijpers, F. (author), Nepveu, M. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author)
Depletion of the Groningen gas field has induced earthquakes, although the north of the Netherlands is a tectonically inactive region. Increased seismic activity raised public concern which led the government to initiate a number of studies with the aim of understanding the cause(s) of the earthquakes. If the relationship between production and...
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Buijze, L. (author), van den Boogert, P.A.J. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Orlic, B. (author), ten Veen, J.H. (author)
Understanding the mechanisms and key parameters controlling depletion-induced seismicity is key for seismic hazard analyses and the design of mitigation measures. In this paper a methodology is presented to model in 2D the static stress development on faults offsetting depleting reservoir compartments, reactivation of the fault, nucleation of...
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Wees, J.D.A.M. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Osinga, S. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Ghouri, S.A. (author), Buijze, L. (author), Pluymaekers, M.P.D. (author)
In the Netherlands, over 190 gas fields of varying size have been exploited, and 15% of these have shown seismicity. The prime cause for seismicity due to gas depletion is stress changes caused by pressure depletion and by differential compaction. The observed onset of induced seismicity due to gas depletion in the Netherlands occurs after a...
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Paap, B.F. (author), Steeghs, T.P.H. (author), Kraaijpoel, D.A. (author)
We present the results of a detailed seismic modeling study of induced seismicity observed at the Groningen gas field, situated in the North-eastern part of the Netherlands. Seismic simulations are valuable to support the interpretation of observed earthquake waveforms recordings and to increase the understanding of the underlying source...
conference paper 2016
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Nepveu, M. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Sijacic, D. (author)
Depletion of gas fields, even in a tectonically inactive area can induce earthquakes.
article 2016
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Orlic, B. (author)
conference paper 2016
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Wassing, B.B.T. (author)
Current methods which are used for seismic hazard analyses of production induced seismicity in The Netherlands are generally based on either empirical relations which link compaction strain and seismic release or simple relations between available fault area and seismic moment release. Physics based understanding of the impact of streb evolution...
conference paper 2015
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Bruhn, D.F. (author), Águstsson, K. (author), Zang, A. (author), Rachez, X. (author), Wiemer, S. (author), Van Wees, J.D. (author), Calcagno, P. (author), Huenges, E. (author)
GEISER was a European project on understanding and mitigation of induced seismicty in geothermal operations. The project involved several European research institutions as well as industry and was funded by the European Commission within FP7. GEISER addressed a better understanding of the key parameters that control induced seismicity in...
conference paper 2014
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van Wees, J.D.A.M. (author), Buijze, L. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Nepveu, M. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
In this paper we present a review ofcontrolling geological, tectonic and engineering factors lor induced seismic¡ty associated to gas depletion in the Netherlands and we place experiences from extensive Dutch geomechanical studies in the past decade in the contex[ ofgeneric models for induced seismicity. Netherlands is in a mature gas production...
article 2014
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