Proactively Addressing Seismic Activity in Oklahoma
As one of the most active producers in Oklahoma, Newfield recognizes public concerns about earthquakes, and has taken a proactive approach to induced seismicity. We have partnered with independent research institutions and state regulatory agencies to help identify and address potential causes of induced seismicity. We also are investing in new technologies to conserve and recycle water. Newfield currently operates two salt water disposal (SWD) wells in the Anadarko Basin and two in the Arkoma Basin—all are used to store produced water from our operations. Although one of these SWD wells is located in an area of interest (AOI), identified by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), it does not inject into the Arbuckle, a zone that is known to have a pathway to the basement rock. To view the AOI, visit the OCC website. Seismicity has not been an issue of concern in any of our other areas of operation.