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Massive Oil Fields in Texas Are Heaving, Sinking, And Opening Up Like Mouths

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 crabb    479

I don't know what is going on here but it reminds me of the sink holes in LA.

 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/massive-oil-fields-in-texas-are-heaving-sinking-and-opening-up-like-mouths-wink-sinkholes-geohazard

Nobody's sure quite how the heaving and sinking will develop from here, but the bad news is the phenomenon might not be contained to the already vast expanse of oil fields the researchers have so far looked – the extent of the damage could ultimately be way bigger.

"Our analysis looked at just this 4,000-square-mile area," says one of the team, geodetic scientist Jin-Woo Kim.

"We're fairly certain that when we look further, and we are, that we'll find there's ground movement even beyond that. This region of Texas has been punctured like a pin cushion with oil wells and injection wells since the 1940s and our findings associate that activity with ground movement."

The subsidence issues – which are thought to be tied to seismic activity that's previously been linked to oil and gas operations in Texas – will be monitored ongoing by the team, who want to know how bad the problem is, and how far it reaches.

 

 

Also covered here 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23143-6

Association between localized geohazards in West Texas and human activities, recognized by Sentinel-1A/B satellite radar imagery

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 McKenna77    323
On 3/22/2018 at 4:24 PM, crabb said:

I don't know what is going on here but it reminds me of the sink holes in LA.

 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/massive-oil-fields-in-texas-are-heaving-sinking-and-opening-up-like-mouths-wink-sinkholes-geohazard

Nobody's sure quite how the heaving and sinking will develop from here, but the bad news is the phenomenon might not be contained to the already vast expanse of oil fields the researchers have so far looked – the extent of the damage could ultimately be way bigger.

"Our analysis looked at just this 4,000-square-mile area," says one of the team, geodetic scientist Jin-Woo Kim.

"We're fairly certain that when we look further, and we are, that we'll find there's ground movement even beyond that. This region of Texas has been punctured like a pin cushion with oil wells and injection wells since the 1940s and our findings associate that activity with ground movement."

The subsidence issues – which are thought to be tied to seismic activity that's previously been linked to oil and gas operations in Texas – will be monitored ongoing by the team, who want to know how bad the problem is, and how far it reaches.

 

 

Also covered here 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23143-6

Association between localized geohazards in West Texas and human activities, recognized by Sentinel-1A/B satellite radar imagery

 

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