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Authors: Montuori, Antonio* 
Anderlini, Letizia* 
Palano, Mimmo* 
Albano, Matteo* 
Pezzo, Giuseppe* 
Antoncecchi, Ilaria* 
Chiarabba, Claudio* 
Serpelloni, Enrico* 
Stramondo, Salvatore* 
Title: Application and analysis of geodetic protocols for the monitoring of subsidence phenomena along on-shore hydrocarbon reservoirs
Issue Date: 2018
Series/Report no.: /69 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.02.011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/11217
Abstract: In this study, we tested the “land-subsidence monitoring guidelines” proposed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), to study ground deformations along on-shore hydrocarbon reservoirs. We propose protocols that include the joint use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and multi-temporal Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) techniques, for a twofold purpose: a) monitoring land subsidence phenomena along selected areas after defining the background of ground deformations; b) analyzing possible relationships between hydrocarbon exploitation and anomalous deformation patterns. Experimental results, gathered along the Ravenna coastline (northern Italy) and in the southeastern Sicily (southern Italy), show wide areas of subsidence mainly related to natural and anthropogenic processes. Moreover, ground deformations retrieved through multi-temporal DInSAR time series exhibit low sensitivity as well as poor spatial and temporal correlation with hydrocarbon exploitation activities. Results allow evaluating the advantages and limitations of proposed protocols, to improve the techniques and security standards established by MISE guidelines for monitoring on-shore hydrocarbon reservoirs.
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