InSAR surface deformation mapping over West Texas

UT Austin PI: Ann Chen
Collaborating Institutions: UT Bureau of Economic Geology Center for Integrated Seismicity Research
Funding Source: Industry sponsors
Award: $69K
Award Date: 01/2023- 12/2023

The objective of this study is to use spaceborne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data to detect surface deformation signals associated with oil and gas production, high-rate wastewater injection, and induced seismic events in West Texas. These measurements can then be used by CISR to constrain subsurface hydrologic models and quantify the connections between injection-related stress perturbation and induced seismicity.