Microseismic User Group (MUG)

Managing Induced Seismicity Risk in the Duvernay Formation

Sobhi Alhashwa, P.Geo., PMP

Sobhi Alhashwa, P.Geo., PMP
Senior Geophysicist, Encana Corporation

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 – 12:00 PM MST
Palliser Amphitheatre is 200-125-9th Ave SE (Second floor, Palliser One building)

Unless the capacity is exceeded, we will not respond to your email. Attendance is free, just bring along your lunch.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Paige Mamer, Paige.Mamer@tgs.com,
Johnny Wentzel, Johnny.Wentzel@esgsolutions.com


Encana takes a diligent risk-management approach towards understanding and limiting the potential risk for anomalous hydraulic fracturing related induced seismicity in the Kaybob area near Fox Creek, AB. Over the past five years, Encana has continued to build-on recognized industry best practices, advanced strategic technical projects as well as improved its internal operational workflows and protocols to effectively assess, monitor and manage the potential risk for anomalous induced seismicity. Through a Duvernay case study, Encana will demonstrate its risk-management workflow on a recent Kaybob multi-well pad. Learnings to date suggest that induced seismicity risk can be managed through proper risk assessments and management protocols. Continued collaboration between industry, regulators and academia is integral in maintaining public safety, environmental protection and safe operations.


Sobhi was born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He moved to Canada in 2002 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta. Sobhi has over 10 years of experience working in multiple geophysical, engineering, EH&S and field operational roles within the energy industry. He has worked on multiple projects in Canada and the U.S.A. as well as parts of the Middle East and Africa. Sobhi is currently a Senior Geophysicist at Encana Corporation supporting both the Duvernay and Montney Development teams in the role of Senior Development Geophysicist. He also oversees and advises on all US and Canadian geophysical data acquisition and operational projects for Encana in the role of Senior Acquisition Geophysicist. Sobhi holds a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) designation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.