Update

August 13, 2020

Video and slide PDFs from the Third Annual Consortium meeting - held virtually on August 12 - are now available in the member areas.

Update

August 8, 2019

The interactive mapper is now available to Tier 1 members. The mapper is an exploratory tool for the consortium earthquake and injections databases. Click "Network Updates" in the Tier 1 members area and look for the "Interactive Map" link.

Save the Date!

May 28, 2019

Announcement of second annual meeting now online. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019. More info...

Updates

May 9, 2019

A new Scientific Publications section has been added to the Publications Page listing important background papers.

Updates

Aug. 7, 2018

Two new publications providing a useful overview on induced seismicity in Kansas have been added to the Publications Page.

Presentations from July's Annual Meeting are now available for Tier 1 and Tier 2 members. In addition, draft versions of the Annual Report are available for review for Tier 1 and Tier 2 members.

Save the Date!

June 7, 2018

First Annual Meeting of the Consortium for the Study of Semicity Trends will be held in July.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Meadowlark Room, Sedgwick County Extension Education Center. The address is 7001 W. 21st North, Wichita, Kansas. More info...

Updates

May 3, 2018

Second and Third quarterly reports now available, covering October 1-December 31, 2017 and January 1-March 31, 2018.

Tier 1 members can access the reports here.

Updates

Oct. 23, 2017

First quarterly report now available, covering July 1-October 1, 2017.

Tier 1 members can access the report here.

Class 1 Wells in Kansas

2017

Map showing Class 1 locations (red X); counties with Class 1 wells shaded in blue.

Map showing Class 1 locations (red X); counties with Class 1 wells shaded in blue.

Consortium Leaders

Rex Buchanan, Consortium Director, Kansas Geological Survey
Email: rex@kgs.ku.edu

Shelby Peterie, Technical Lead, Kansas Geological Survey
Email: speterie@kgs.ku.edu

Gregg Eichorn, Industry Representative, ONEOK
geichorn@oneok.com

Rick Miller, Program Oversight, Kansas Geological Survey
Email: rmiller@kgs.ku.edu

News

Sept. 1, 2017

Ten M 2 and M 3 earthquakes were detected in Reno, Harper, Sumner, and Sedgwick counties...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

Aug. 19, 2017

Three M 2 earthquakes (Table 1) were detected in Reno and Sumner counties within 30 miles of several class I wells.

Tier 1 members, Read More.

With the installation of two additional stations in western Kansas, the currently planned network is now fully operational, with a total of twelve stations.

Map showing Class 1 locations (red X) and CSTS stations (black triangles).

News

Aug. 8, 2017

Several M 2 and M 3 earthquakes were detected in Sumner County by the KGS network this weekend ...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

July 31, 2017

Several M 2 and M 3 earthquakes were detected by the KGS network this weekend ...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

July 19, 2017

Since the last update, installation has been started or completed at four additional stations in Reno, McPherson, and Johnson counties. ...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

July 10, 2017

Last week, five stations were installed in Rice, Reno, and Sedgwick counties ...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

June 22, 2017

Twenty ambient noise tests have been completed in eight counties, providing a snapshot used to identify ...

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

May 24, 2017

Due to ambient noise levels outside the acceptable range at Butler County station BU01, this station was moved to state property at El Dorado Lake and renamed BU02.

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

April 26, 2017

Installation of the first consortium station was completed in Butler County on April 19.

Tier 1 members, Read More.

News

March 23, 2017

Progress update on Consortium station installation for Tier 1 Consortium Members.

New documents available from the initial Consortium meeting in early March.

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