Induced Seismicity Monitoring Project (ISMP)

ISMP is a collaborative effort involving Geoscience BC, BC Oil and Gas Commission, Pacific Geoscience center of the Geological Survey of Canada, and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to monitor seismicity in  northeast British Columbia and its association with fluid injection from hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal in the region. Mahan Geophysical Consulting provides scientific assessments including evaluation of the capabilities of the current regional seismographic network and future improvement in seismic monitoring in the region, seismological analyses on new incident areas, and work in cooperation with BC Oil and Gas commission with routine consultation on regulations aiming at mitigation of seismic hazard from future events.

Related links:

Improvement to the minimum detectable magnitude of the regional seismic network in northeast British Columbia, after addition of up to four hypothetical stations (red triangles). From Babaie Mahani et al. (2016).

Analysis of magnitude of completeness for the Natural Resources Canada earthquake catalogue in northeast British Columbia. From Babaie Mahani et al. (2016).

Cumulative numbers of seismic events and hydraulic fracturing stages. From Babaie Mahani et al. (in press).