Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Research article
12 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2022

Fault slip potential induced by fluid injection in the Matouying enhanced geothermal system (EGS) field, Tangshan seismic region, North China

Chengjun Feng, Guangliang Gao, Shihuai Zhang, Dongsheng Sun, Siyu Zhu, Chengxuan Tan, and Xiaodong Ma

Data sets

Official earthquake catalogue National Earthquake Data Center

Model code and software

STRESSINVERSE package: joint inversion for stress and fault orientations from focal mechanisms V. Vavryčuk

Short summary
We show how FSP (Fault Slip Potential) software can be used in quantitative screening to estimate the fault slip potential in a region with some uncertainties in the ambient stress field and to assess the reactivation potential on these faults of presumably higher criticality in response to fluid injection. The case study of the Matouying enhanced geothermal system (EGS) field has important implications for deep geothermal exploitation in China, especially for the Gonghe EGS in Qinghai Province.
Final-revised paper