WYSIN: Shale Gas

Monitoring the environmental impacts of shale gas exploration/exploitation at the site of one of the concessions of the Polish Oil and Gas SA company before, during and after termination of fracking operations (2016, June 9-18 and July 20-29). Detailed objectives are:

  • to establish background levels of seismicity, water condition and air pollution,

  • to sample the actual impact of fracking on the seismicity, water and air conditions in the direct vicinity and during fracking operations,

  • to recognize protracted effects of shale gas operations on the environment,

  • to provide observational data to be analyzed.

Episode integrated in the framework of:

  • SHEER project, SHale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640896

How to cite: IS EPOS (2017), Episode: WYSIN, https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/#episode:WYSIN, doi:10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-012

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
GCMD keywords
  • name: earthquake magnitude/intensity
Dataset Center https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/#
Maintainer Piotr Sałek
Dataset PI
  • name: ...
Dataset Owner
  • Owner name: GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam  Owner Address: Germany
  • Owner name: Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences  Owner PIC (Participant Identification Code): 996625337  Owner Address: ul. Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland
  • Owner name: Polish Oil and Gas Company  Owner Address: Poland
  • Owner name: RSKW, Stirling University Innovation Park  Owner Address: United Kingdom
  • Owner name: School of Engineering, University of Glasgow  Owner Address: United Kingdom
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Dataset Status Complete
Activity Type
  • in-situ measurements
  • long-term monitoring
Access Constraint Open
Dataset Modified
Version 1
Metadata Created
Quality Statement Quality controlled by manual inspection
Quality Editor name: ..
Spatial Distribution
Region Poland, Pomerania
Start time 2016-06-25 00:00 UTC
End time 2016-08-31 00:00 UTC
Dataset Citation IS EPOS (2017), Episode: WYSIN, https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/#episode:WYSIN, doi:10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-012
Dataset DOI 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_ISEPOS-2017-012
Resource name
  • Publication title: Montcoudiol, N., Isherwood, C., Gunning, A., Kelly, T., Younger, P. L. (2017) Shale gas impacts on groundwater resources: Understanding the behavior of a shallow aquifer around a fracking site in Poland. Energy Procedia, 125. pp. 106-115  Publication DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.083
  • Publication title: Lopez-Comino, J. A., Cesca, S., Kriegerowski, M., Heimann, S., Dahm, T., Mirek, J., Lasocki, S. (2017) Monitoring performance using synthetic data for induced microseismicity by hydrofracking at the Wysin site (Poland). Geophysical Journal International, 210 (1). pp. 42-55.  Publication DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx148
  • Publication title: Lopez-Comino, J. A., Cesca, S., Jarosławski, J., Montcoudiol, N., Heimann, S., Dahm, T., Lasocki, S., Gunning, A., Capuano, P., Ellsworth, W. L. (2018) Induced seismicity response of hydraulic fracturing: results of a multidisciplinary monitoring at the Wysin site, Poland. Scientific Reports, 8 (1).  Publication DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26970-9
  • Publication title: Montcoudiol, N., Banks, D., Isherwood, C., Gunning, A., Burnside, N. (2019) Baseline groundwater monitoring for shale gas extraction: definition of baseline conditions and recommendations from a real site (Wysin, Northern Poland). Acta Geophysica, 67 (1). pp. 365-384.  Publication DOI: 10.1007/s11600-019-00254-w
  • Publication title: Karamzadeh, N., Kuhn, D., Kriegerowski, M., Lopez-Comino, J. A., Cesca, S., Dahm, T. (2019) Small-aperture array as a tool to monitor fluid injection- and extraction-induced microseismicity: applications and recommendations. Acta Geophysica, 67 (1). pp. 311-326.  Publication DOI: 10.1007/s11600-018-0231-1
  • Publication title: Gunning, A., Lasocki, S., Capuano, P. (2019) Assessing environmental footprints induced by geo-energy exploitation: the shale gas case. Acta Geophysica, 67 (1). pp. 279-290.  Publication DOI: 10.1007/s11600-018-0206-2
  • Project Title: SHEER :: SHale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks  Project ID: No 640896  Project Homepage: http://www.sheerproject.eu/  Project financing institution: European Union’s Horizon 2020