Nanometrics to Deploy Seismicity-Monitoring Array in British Columbia

 

Oct. 22-  Nanometrics is pleased to announce the award of contract by Geoscience BC for a seismicity-monitoring array in Northern British Columbia. The network will consist of Nanometrics Trillium Posthole Seismometers and Libra II real-time VSAT communications equipment. The Nanometrics array will allow the project partners (Geoscience BC, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), BC Oil and Gas Commission and Natural Resources Canada) to monitor induced and natural seismicity in the area and thereby develop a better understanding of the seismic effects of hydraulic fracturing operations in the Horn River Basin.

"This contract is affirmation of Nanometrics unique ability to monitor seismicity in real-time and distinguish induced events from natural events", commented Neil Spriggs, Nanometrics Co-President. "Nanometrics will manage the entire deployment, providing real-time data to Natural Resources Canada facilities in Sidney, British Columbia within 4 months".

Carlos Salas, Vice President, Oil and Gas for Geoscience BC responded, “The dissemination of precise and accurate geotechnical information to the public is the foundation of Geoscience BC’s work.  British Columbians are concerned about the effects of hydraulic fracturing and the addition of Nanometrics, a technical leader in the seismology field, will ensure the high standard of data necessary to properly assess the risks.”

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.

Oct 22, 2012

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