The occurrence of 800 earthquakes in 6 months, has led to a halt on injection wells in a part of Mid-Arkansas. Chesapeake Energy and Clarita Operating agreed to comply with the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission’s request to stop all injection activities in Greenbrier and Guy area wells. Those wells are used for the disposal of waste water from production. The drilling is in the Fayetteville Shale formation.
Reported by AP, and printed in the Salem News, Saturday, March 5, 2011.