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USC Induced Seismicity Consortium

The Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) addresses a very critical and under-developed aspect of environmental safety associated with hydraulic fracturing operations, waste water injection, fluid   production and disposal wells, enhanced geothermal resource development, and EOR/CO2 sequestration. The proposed collaborative effort will uniquely integrate efforts of scientists from the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and the Petroleum Engineering Program at the University of Southern California with industry and concerned regulatory agency partners.
The consortium will support two key integrated programs:

1) Advancing geoscience and engineering technologies required to predict geologic and surface impacts of subsurface fluid injection (including hydraulic fracturing) and production processes (SFIP) 

2) Effectively communicating, informing, and advising regulatory, educational, and public entities regarding SFIP operations and impacts



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