Pollution Control

Mitigation of pollution risks using microseismics

During the shale gas production or shale fracking stages there may be a possibility to activate nearby geological faults and bring the shale gas reservoir or fracking fluids into hydraulic contact with nearby aquifers.

This fracture development towards the aquifer layers can be visualised by real time monitoring of the generated microseismic events and the determination of their accurate space coordinates in relation to the modelled geometry of the aquifer.

We have developed a special algorithm that “watches” continuously the space time evolution of the microseismic activity. When a critical point is reached, it sends a signal to electric valve to shut of the operations or reduce the production rate or stop the hydraulic fracking process.