One of Geoscience BC’s strategic objectives relating to energy research is Facilitating Responsible Natural Resource Development. This includes the goal to “maintain joint research with partners examining seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing in northeastern BC to provide new science to better understand induced seismicity, mitigate risks and further improve regulation and industry practices”. This page introduces four research projects launched in December 2019 to investigate the relationship between earthquakes and natural gas development in the Montney Play in BC’s Northeast Region.
- 2012-SEIS01: Seismic Research Consortium - View project
- 2015-031: Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Anomalous Induced Seismicity due to Hydraulic Fracturing in the Montney, Northeast British Columbia - View project
- 2016-062: Amplification of Seismic Ground Motion Hazard Mapping in the Montney Play Trend of Northeast British Columbia - View project
- 2018-052: Amplification of Seismic Ground Motion Hazard Mapping for the Fort St. John – Dawson Creek Area - View project