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Gas Migration : Events Preceding Earthquakes - Leonid F. Khilyuk

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2000
ISBN: 9780884154303
Number Of Pages: 400

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This breakthrough new book may help save countless lives and avoid enormous losses. It presents a methodology for using gas migration to predict earthquakes and explosive gas buildup. Using rigorous scientific investigation and documented worldwide case histories, this remarkable book presents compelling evidence showing that changes in gas rates, composition, and migration accompany the tectronic events preceding earthquakes and their associated seismic events, such as volcanoes and tsunamis. Because these gas parameters are detectable and measurable, they provide an early warning of seismic activity.
Gas Migration is the first book to accumulate, analyze and apply the interdisciplinary knowledge on gas migration and detail its connection to tectronic, seismic, and geologic phenomena. It combines geological, geochemical, geophysical, seismological, and petroleum engineering insights to demonstrate how gas migration and its associated phenomena can be used in earthquake and environmental geohazard identification and prediction. Topics include-
-Tectonics and Earthquakes
-Gas Migration at Plate Boundaries
-Surface Soil-Gas Surveys
-Faults and Petroleum Reservoirs
-Earthquake Precursors
-Whispering Gases
-Paths and Mechanics of Gas Migration
-Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
-And much more
With this information, environmental specialists, civil engineers, petroleum geologists, seismologists, and urban planners now have a new and powerful conceptual basis and tool for understanding and perhaps even predicting gas explosions and earthquakes.

Industry Reviews

This book provides many insights on the subject of gas migration and its possible important applications such as land subsidence and prediction of earthquakes. This book opens a new scientific direction in the earth sciences that allows to diagnose the inner state of our planet and predict possible natural disasters by constructing the "gaseous portraits of the earth." -Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

This book provides a powerful conceptual basis and methodologies for understanding and predicting natural disasters and environmental hazards. -Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Reading this book will influence the direction of scientific research and funding in the field of gas migration and earthquake prediction, create new ideas and concepts in environmental studies, and motivate many scientists and engineers toward new books on gas migration and related environmental hazards. -Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Tectonics and Gas Migration
Tectonics and Earthquakes
Gas Migration at Plate Boundaries
Surface Soil - Gas Surveys
Southern California-Faults and Petroleum Reservoirs
Events Preceding Earthquakes
Earthquake Precursors
Causes of Earthquakes
Magnitude and Intensity of Earthquakes
Forecasting Large Earthquakes
Ancient Fortellers
Messages from the Earth Crust
Fluids Talk
Whispering Gases
Progress in Developing a Forecasting System, Preferential Precursors and Monitoring Network
Principles of Gas Migration
Gas Migration
Typical Composition of Natural Gases
Mechanisms of Gas migration
Paths of Gas Migration
Hazards Resulting from Migrating Gas
Hazards of Gas Storage Fields
Interrelationships Among Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
Subsidence Mechanics
Fracturing Due to Subsidence
Water Aquifer Subsidence
Technology Induced Earthquakes
Gas Migration in Seismically-Active Areas
Joint Forecasting of Subsidence, Gas Migration, and Seismic Activity
Conclusions
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9780884154303
ISBN-10: 0884154300
Series: Petroleum Engineering S
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: GULF PUB CO
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.75

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