Chapter Seven

Unconventional Reservoir Development Footprints

Abstract

In this chapter environmental impacts and footprints of unconventional reservoir developments are discussed. Different thoughts on the possibility of induced manmade stresses due to hydraulic fracturing, wastewater deposition, and oil and gas production is presented. The discussions are then extended to different casing selections and wellbore integrity concerns while hydraulic fracturing. Next, interactions between hydraulic fracturing and aquifers and possible fault reactivations are outlined. Finally, this chapter elaborates on the relationship between unconventional reservoir developments and the possibility of low-magnitude earthquakes. Studies showed that there is no direct ...

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