Development of Kazakh oil field could cause earthquake
Development of the largest Kazakh oil field, Kashagan, can result in an earthquake. Such information was received by
the International consortium Adzhip KKO conducting investigation of a deposit.
Kashagan petroleum is under very high pressure -- about thousand atmospheres. The temperature of petroleum is 120 degrees Celsius. Release of the hydrocarbons in such conditions, inevitably will result in fluctuations of the earth's crust.
A similar incident already was fixed in a petroleum development area close to Aktau two years ago. Now experts of petroleum companies develop an alternative way of oil recovery in Kashagan, which would allow avoiding catastrophic consequences.