NITEC evaluated the impact of 3rd party E&P operations outside the storage boundary on this storage fields gas recovery-zone in the cap rock above the aquifer storage field. The storage and gas-recovery operations had been stable for many years until recent E&P activity in the surrounding areas was targeting the shale caprock. NITEC was able to confirm that the E & P activity was negatively impacting the storage operations and developed a counter-strategy to protect the stored gas in the recovery zone.