Founded in January 2010 the Microseismic Industry Consortium is a novel, applied-research geophysical initiative dedicated to the advancement of research, education and technological innovations in microseismic methods and their practical applications for resource development. Working with industry partners and government agencies, the Consortium is a team of faculty, students and researchers hosted by the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Taking advantage of multidisciplinary links to researchers at both universities, the Microseismic Industry Consortium benefits from access to specialists in a variety of related disciplines. Our research vision encompasses data acquisition, processing and interpretation within a multidisciplinary research environment. As the project evolves, specific research goals and objectives have been developed in close consultation with industry sponsors. Key aspects of our research vision include the following:
Dr. David Eaton will be co-editing with Per Pedersen a special section of Interpretation on "Low-permeability resource plays of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: Defining the seeet spots".
The Call for papers is posted at
Dr. David Eaton has recently been invited by NSF/ICDP to lead a discussion on possible drilling sites in western Canada for induced seismicity research. This will take place at the Workshop on Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS) (March 29-31).
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Their study reveals how hydaulic fracturing induces tremors.