Publications

In 2016, Thomas L. Davis, from The Geologic Maps Foundation, made three professional presentations on the subject of earthquake fault rupture hazard at natural gas storage fields:

Davis, T.L., 2016a, Well integrity and active faulting: presentation at the Workshop on Well Integrity for Natural Gas Storage in Depleted Reservoirs and Aquifers, U.S. DOE National Laboratories, Broomfield, CO, July 12-13, 2016
Abstract in PDF.
Presentation slides.

________, 2016b, The Santa Susana fault, Aliso Canyon gas storage field, southern California-possible fault rupture hazard, gas well integrity, and regulatory implications (abstract): Joint Annual Meeting of Pacific and Rocky Mountains Sections American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Las Vegas, NV, October 2-5, 2016.
Abstract in PDF.

________, 2016c, Fault displacement hazard at natural gas storage fields-a future research and regulatory direction: presentation at the Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis Workshop, December 8 – 9, 2016, Menlo Park, CA.
Abstract in PDF.
Presentation slides.

In 2017, Thomas L. Davis, from The Geologic Maps Foundation, has submitted two technical comments to California State and Federal agencies on the subject of earthquake fault rupture hazard at natural gas storage fields:

Comments to DOGGR (Division of Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources, California Department of Conservation) regarding Supplement to SoCalGas’ Storage Risk Management Plan #2, (10/11/2016), and shown as Attachment B to Letter from Southern California Gas to DOGGR and CPUC, dated November 1, 2016.
Comment in PDF

Comments to PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazard Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation) on the Interim Final Rules (IFR) for interstate and intrastate gas storage fields: Inclusion of the earthquake fault displacement hazard and risk management into IFR, dated February 8, 2017.
Comment in PDF