EARTHQUAKES IN OKLAHOMA

Interstate and National Associations

Oklahoma state agencies participate in interstate workgroups dedicated to sharing best practices for mitigating triggered seismicity.  Other national associations are also engaged in studying triggered seismicity.

State’s First Induced Seismicity Workgroup

The Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment and Oklahoma Corporation Commission are regular participants in the IOGCC/GWPC States First workgroup on seismicity and earthquakes.  The workgroup regularly convenes state regulators and policymakers to share information, best practices and develop effective strategies for mitigating triggered seismicity.

The Ground Water Protection Council  is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization whose members consist of state ground water regulatory agencies which come together within the GWPC organization to mutually work toward the protection of the nation’s ground water supplies. The purpose of the GWPC is to promote and ensure the use of best management practices and fair but effective laws regarding comprehensive ground water protection.  GWPC participates in the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity.

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

National Associations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists aims to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct.  AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.