New Insights in Us Earthquakes Thanks to Delft Software

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May 17, 2018

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"Using a powerful computer model incorporating injection well records and earthquake data from the US Geological Survey, a research team consisting of Roger Cooke of TU Delft and colleagues at the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton and Resources for the Future, shows conclusively that Oklahoma's seismicity is strongly linked to fluid injection depth. The work was recently published in the journal Science. The researchers examined the connections between injection volume, depth, and location, as well as geological features over a six-year period. Or in scientific terms: 'We developed an advanced Bayesian network to model joint conditional dependencies between spatial, operational, and seismicity parameters,' Cooke and his colleagues write. The study used innovative new software, Uninet, which was developed by Cooke's group."

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