Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Solid Earth, 13, 15–39, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022
Solid Earth, 13, 15–39, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-15-2022

Research article 10 Jan 2022

Research article | 10 Jan 2022

De-risking the energy transition by quantifying the uncertainties in fault stability

David Healy and Stephen Paul Hicks

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on se-2021-100', Bill Lanyon, 09 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', David Healy, 09 Aug 2021
      • CC2: 'Reply on AC1', Bill Lanyon, 09 Aug 2021
        • CC3: 'Reply on CC2', Bill Lanyon, 03 Nov 2021
          • AC2: 'Reply on CC3', David Healy, 03 Nov 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-100', Jonathan Turner, 22 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', David Healy, 04 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-100', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Nov 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', David Healy, 04 Nov 2021
      • RC3: 'Reply on AC4', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Nov 2021
        • AC5: 'Reply on RC3', David Healy, 05 Nov 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on se-2021-100', Federico Rossetti, 10 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by David Healy on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Nov 2021) by Federico Rossetti
AR by David Healy on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Nov 2021) by Federico Rossetti
ED: Publish as is (26 Nov 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
The energy transition requires operations in faulted rocks. To manage the technical challenges and public concern over possible induced earthquakes, we need to quantify the risks. We calculate the probability of fault slip based on uncertain inputs, stresses, fluid pressures, and the mechanical properties of rocks in fault zones. Our examples highlight the specific gaps in our knowledge. Citizen science projects could produce useful data and include the public in the discussions about hazards.