Induced Seismicity

Proactive Monitoring

Decreases Felt Seismic Events

Through proactive monitoring activities, risk assessments, detailed planning, and continuous engagement with stakeholders there have been no reports of felt seismic events associated with any of Crew’s hydraulic fracturing or disposal operations since July 2017.

Crew’s operations in the Greater Septimus and Tower areas lie within the boundary of the Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring & Mitigation Area (“KSMMA”), an area identified with an elevated concern of hydraulic fracturing  and low to moderate level seismicity from hydraulic fracturing operations in specific areas of northeast B.C. Crew works closely with the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission and the B.C. Induced Seismicity Working Group to:

  • assist in the determination of operational protocols in this region
  • act as a liaison between operators in the area and the geoscience consultant performing studies in the area
  • act as an educator to community stakeholders regarding the engineering factors Crew employs in managing induced seismicity risks


  • Technology plays a big part in monitoring induced seismicity.
  • Crew maintains accelerometers that directly measure ground motion and seismometers that monitor and analyze current and past seismicity.
  • This technology assists in estimating future induced seismicity risk.


broadband seismometers are accessible to Crew

A monitoring station for induced seismicity