Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
10 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2022

Seismic monitoring of the STIMTEC hydraulic stimulation experiment in anisotropic metamorphic gneiss

Carolin M. Boese, Grzegorz Kwiatek, Thomas Fischer, Katrin Plenkers, Juliane Starke, Felix Blümle, Christoph Janssen, and Georg Dresen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-84', Chet Hopp, 28 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-84', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Carolin Boese on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2021) by Ulrike Werban
RR by Chet Hopp (20 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2021) by Ulrike Werban
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Hydraulic stimulation experiments in underground facilities allow for placing monitoring equipment close to and surrounding the stimulated rock under realistic and complex conditions at depth. We evaluate how accurately the direction-dependent velocity must be known for high-resolution seismic monitoring during stimulation. Induced transient deformation in rocks only 2.5–5 m apart may differ significantly in magnitude and style, and monitoring requires sensitive sensors adapted to the frequency.