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Exploring seismic hazard in the Groningen gas field using adaptive kernel smoothing and inhomogeneous summary statistics

  title={Exploring seismic hazard in the Groningen gas field using adaptive kernel smoothing and inhomogeneous summary statistics},
  author={M.N.M. van Lieshout and Zakaria Ibne Baki},
: The discovery of gas in Groningen in 1959 has been a massive boon to the Dutch economy. From the 1990s onwards though, gas production has led to induced seismicity. In this paper, we carry out a comprehensive exploratory analysis of the spatio-temporal earthquake catalogue. We develop a non-parametric adaptive kernel smoothing technique to estimate the spatio-temporal hazard map and to interpolate monthly well-based gas production statistics. Second- and higher-order inhomogeneous summary… 



Stress-based, statistical modeling of the induced seismicity at the Groningen gas field, The Netherlands

Groningen is the largest onshore gas field under production in Europe. The pressure depletion of the gas field started in 1963. In 1991, the first induced micro-earthquakes have been located at

An empirical relationship for the seismic activity rate of the Groningen gas field

Abstract The Groningen field is the largest onshore gas field in Europe. Continuous production since 1963 has led to induced seismicity starting in the early 1990s. Production measures aimed at

Physics‐based forecasting of induced seismicity at Groningen gas field, the Netherlands

Earthquakes induced by natural gas extraction from the Groningen reservoir, the Netherlands, put local communities at risk. Responsible operation of a reservoir whose gas reserves are of strategic

Implications of the statistics of seismicity recorded within the Groningen gas field

Abstract We reanalysed the induced seismicity data from the Groningen gas reservoir. We used the well-maintained induced event catalogue of the KNMI. The distributions of seismic moments and

The exponential rise of induced seismicity with increasing stress levels in the Groningen gas field and its implications for controlling seismic risk

S U M M A R Y Induced seismicity typically arises from the progressive activation of recently inactive geological faults by anthropogenic activity. Faults are mechanically and geometrically

Interevent-time distribution and aftershock frequency in non-stationary induced seismicity

A novel Gamma Accelerated-Failure-Time model is introduced for efficiently analyzing interevent-time distributions in induced seismicity cases and finds that the hazard rate in Groningen is indeed enhanced after each event and concludes that aftershock triggering cannot be ignored.

Statistical evidence on the effect of production changes on induced seismicity

Abstract Depletion of the Groningen gas field has induced earthquakes, although the north of the Netherlands is a tectonically inactive region. Increased seismic activity raised public concern which

Depletion‐Induced Seismicity at the Groningen Gas Field: Coulomb Rate‐and‐State Models Including Differential Compaction Effect

We implement a Coulomb rate‐and‐state approach to explore the nonlinear relation between stressing rate and seismicity rate in the Groningen gas field. Coulomb stress rates are calculated, taking

Rise and reduction of induced earthquakes in the Groningen gas field, 1991–2018: statistical trends, social impacts, and policy change

  • C. Vlek
  • Geology
    Environmental Earth Sciences
  • 2019
Over 320 induced earthquakes with magnitude M ≥ 1.5, including 38 with M ≥ 2.5 in the Groningen gas field, the Netherlands, are statistically analysed, and their societal impacts and recent policy

A J‐function for Inhomogeneous Spatio‐temporal Point Processes

We propose a new summary statistic for inhomogeneous intensity‐reweighted moment stationarity spatio‐temporal point processes. The statistic is defined in terms of the n‐point correlation functions