Induced Seismicity

Turnkey microseismic monitoring solutions from rapid, next day deployments to mission critical, semi-permanent networks.

Screwpile deployment Alberta microseismic monitoring

As regulations tighten, managing induced seismic risk is becoming a required element of your operations strategy. When induced seismicity occurs, there is almost always insufficient information to guide discussion between regulators and operators. Nanometrics is helping both regulators and operators to acquire the highest quality data to facilitate managing seismic risk while maintaining operations.

Nanometrics provides instruments and end-to-end solutions that offer reliable, accurate information minutes after the event. Our data center is online 24/7 with experts ready to provide you with data at a moment's notice.

Nanometrics systems are not a simple seismic switch. They provide near real-time notification of events in support of your regulatory requirements and also monitor the continuous microseismicity in the region providing valuable information on the geological environment. Lower magnitude seismicity can be used to illuminate the faulting regime of an area; a data set that can be used by resevoir engineers to manage future operations. 


PRISMTM (Portable Rapid Induced Seismic Monitoring) 
Peace-of-mind - Know that all data will be recorded from generated events

Deploy a monitoring strategy without the cost of a large network.  Immediately address the uncertainty that follows an event.

  • Respond rapidly
  • Monitor continuously
  • Visit sites only if necessary

An event that is "felt" or "suspected" is typically followed by decisions and protocols based on mis-information and lack of a sound scientific understanding of what has occurred. Operations are invariably ordered to be shut down, which results in a significant loss of revenue and resources. We have the experience and pedigree in seismic hazard assessment to provide you with the intelligence and information required to maintain control over induced seismic events, remain effective in decision making and ultimately remain operational.  As your partner in seismic monitoring, we will help you to better understand what is occurring during an induced seismic event sequences so that you are armed with timely and accurate data in order to clearly communicate within your organization as well as with external parties and determine which are the most appropriate protocols to implement.


If you want a low-cost monitoring strategy with no loss of data, we've got you covered.