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Induced seismicity is a complex and developing science that requires multidisciplinary skills, to not only locate earthquakes, but also demonstrate causation from manmade sources.

Surface footprint

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have enabled industry to more efficiently recover resources while greatly reducing the footprint left on the surface.

Waste management

XTO Energy is committed to responsible land development and protection, and we seek to minimize the environmental and surface footprint associated with our operations.

Wildlife protection

In certain areas, individual well pads, service roads and associated infrastructure, such as gathering lines, can intersect with wildlife habitat.