6/20/2015 — “Super-Fractures” CONFIRMED ! Geology professionals say ‘Super-charged’ wells cause fracking earthquakes

As many of my viewers may remember, over the past several months I have made several videos / posts calling out the Texas Oil + Gas professionals in regards to earthquakes striking multiple fracking operations across the state of Texas.

4.0m earthquake may 7 2015 texas fracking

Above: May 7, 2015 – M4.0 earthquake strikes Venus Texas Fracking operation — Leading to the new term “super-fracture” to describe the actual process at work.


 

In my most famous (online famous lol) diatribe regarding this issue, I coined a new term that I am using to describe what is occurring at these injection well locations.

The term I came up with was “super-fracture”… causing pressure on the injection well casements.

Now the professionals come out with a breakthrough so-called “discovery”.   They have discovered that “super-charging” is causing fracking injection earthquakes.

I called it super-fracture over the past few months , now they come out with a “breakthrough” new study where they’re now calling it super-charging.

To top it all off, the team of researchers has come to the same conclusions I put out in the multiple videos!

SMH 🙂

See one of the videos where I fully explain the concept of a “super-fracture” here (about 13min into the video):

Here is an epic rant video explaining the same exact thing in no uncertain terms😀 :


Here are two articles I put out a month ago, in May 2015, talking about the “super fracture pressure” causing these earthquakes.

5/18/2015 — Dallas Texas Fracking Earthquake — Multiple events prove the “Super-Fracture” has spread

http://dutchsinse.com/5182015-dallas-texas-fracking-earthquake-multiple-events-prove-the-super-fracture-has-spread/

5/08/2015 — 4.0M earthquake strikes Texas Fracking Operation — Viewer asks “What comes next?” Answer is…

http://dutchsinse.com/5082015-4-0m-earthquake-strikes-texas-fracking-operation-viewer-asks-what-comes-next-answer-is/


Summed up, the professionals have come to the same exact conclusion that I came to previously (publicly in the multiple videos / posts).

They have concluded that by backing off injection well pressure, but not fully closing down the wells, that the pressure subsides, and the super-fracture (super-charging) slows down.

Ironic they used nearly the same term, and came to the same conclusions isn’t it?!


 

Here is the main stream media article on this new “super charging” release by professionals:

Supercharged injection wells triggering more earthquakes, study finds

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150618-supercharged-injection-wells-triggering-more-earthquakes-study-finds.ece

“The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America’s heartland can be traced to the stepped up rate that drilling wastewater is injected deep below the surface, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science that looked at 187,570 injection wells over four decades.

It’s not so much the average-sized injection wells, but the supercharged ones that are causing the ground to shake. Wells that pumped more than 12 million gallons of saltwater into the ground per month were far more likely to trigger quakes than those that put lesser amounts per month, the study from the University of Colorado found.

Although Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and other states have seen increases in earthquakes, the biggest jump has been in Oklahoma. From 1974 to 2008, Oklahoma averaged about one magnitude 3 or greater earthquake a year, but in 2013 and 2014, the state averaged more than 100 quakes that size per year, according to another earthquake study published Thursday. Since Jan. 1, the U.S. Geological Survey has logged more than 350 magnitude 3 or higher quakes in Oklahoma.

Studies have linked the increase in quakes to the practice of injecting leftover wastewater into the ground after drilling for oil and gas using newer technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing. Recent studies have linked the damaging 2011 magnitude 5.7 quake that hit Prague, Oklahoma, to a nearby high-rate injection well.

Unlike other studies, this new University of Colorado study looked at 18,757 wells that were associated with earthquakes within 9 miles of them and the nearly 170,000 that didn’t have any quake links. Looking for the difference between the two groups, researchers determined that it was how much wastewater was pumped and how fast, said lead author Matthew Weingarten.

Even though quake-associated wells were only 10 percent of those studied, more than 60 percent of the high-rate wells — 12 million gallons or more — were linked to nearby earthquakes, the study found.

And of the 45 wells that pump the most saltwater at the fastest rate, 34 of them — more than three out of four — were linked to nearby quakes, the study found.

Physically, it makes sense because “high-rate injection creates much higher pressure over the relative time scale,” said study co-author Shemin Ge, a hydrogeology professor at the University of Colorado.

Possible other factors Weingarten and Ge looked, such as cumulative amounts of saltwater injected or depth, didn’t show up as significant in the large database.

A different study that just looked at quake-struck Oklahoma, released at the same time in the journal Science Advances, pointed more toward cumulative amounts of liquid rather than high rates. But study co-author Mark Zoback of Stanford said both papers can be right because factors might be slightly different in Oklahoma than elsewhere.

Seismologist Susan Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey called the Weingarten study both compelling and hopeful — hopeful because it means that energy drillers can change the way they inject wastewater and thereby lessen the number of earthquakes.”

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