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

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, March 2018
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Title
Association between localized geohazards in West Texas and human activities, recognized by Sentinel-1A/B satellite radar imagery
Published in
Scientific Reports, March 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-23143-6
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Jin-Woo Kim, Zhong Lu

Abstract

West Texas' Permian Basin, consisting of ancient marine rocks, is underlain by water-soluble rocks and multiple oil-rich formations. In the region that is densely populated with oil producing facilities, many localized geohazards, such as ground subsidence and micro-earthquakes, have gone unnoticed. Here we identify the localized geohazards in West Texas, using the satellite radar interferometry from newly launched radar satellites that provide radar images freely to public for the first time, and probe the causal mechanisms of ground deformation, encompassing oil/gas production activities and subsurface geological characteristics. Based on our observations and analyses, human activities of fluid (saltwater, CO2) injection for stimulation of hydrocarbon production, salt dissolution in abandoned oil facilities, and hydrocarbon extraction each have negative impacts on the ground surface and infrastructures, including possible induced seismicity. Proactive continuous and detailed monitoring of ground deformation from space over the currently operating and the previously operated oil/gas production facilities, as demonstrated by this research, is essential to securing the safety of humanity, preserving property, and sustaining the growth of the hydrocarbon production industry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 28%
Student > Master 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Unspecified 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 5 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 44%
Unspecified 4 16%
Engineering 3 12%
Environmental Science 3 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Other 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 244. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 September 2019.
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#52,199
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#698
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