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Julia S. Reece

Title:Postdoctoral Scholar
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
Office Location:Mitchell 359
Research Group:Stress and Crustal Mechanics
Phone:650-725-8875
Fax:650-725-7344
E-mail:jreece@stanford.edu

Biographical Information

Julia is from northern Germany. She moved to the US for her PhD studies. Since the completion of her PhD and a one-year postdoctoral research position at The University of Texas at Austin, she joined Stanford in 2013 to work with Mark Zoback in his Stress and Crustal Mechanics Research Group.

Research

Julia is interested in the mechanical and flow properties of mudstones and shales. Her Ph.D. work was on the effect of composition and mineralogy on the compression and permeability behavior of natural mudstones. Since the completion of her Ph.D., she has been studying hard rocks in addition to soft rocks, in particular shale gas reservoirs and caprocks for CO2 storage. Her current research involves using coupled shear and flow experiments to analyze fracture permeability in shales during shearing. The goal is to understand under which stress conditions, for which shale mineralogies, and for which pore fluids fractures would heal themselves during shearing or potentially open pathways for CO2 leakage or better gas production from shale gas reservoirs.

Education

  • 2011 | PhD Geosciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • 2006 | MS Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 2004 | BS Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 2013 - present | Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 2012 - 2013 | Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006 - 2011 | Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007 | Summer Intern, Shell Oil Company, E&P, Houston, Texas
  • 2004 - 2006 | Graduate Student Assistant, University of Bremen, Germany
  • 2003 | Summer Intern, GeoPro, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2001 - 2004 | Undergraduate Student Assistant, University of Bremen, Germany

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 | Author Achievement Award, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011 | Best Student Paper Award, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011 | Best Student Speaker Award, Technical Sessions, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011 | Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010 | AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
  • 2010 | Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship Award, Consortium for Ocean Leadership ($28,000)
  • 2010 | Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009 | Hess Fellowship
  • 2008 | Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2008 | Chevron Excellence Award
  • 2008 | Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007 | Chevron Excellence Award
  • 2007 | ConocoPhillips Distinguished GeoFluids Fellowship

Professional Activities

  • Professional Member: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Deformation Experimentalists at the Frontier Of Rock and Mineral research (DEFORM), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • 2013 | Reviewer: American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Marine and Petroleum Geology (MPG)
  • 2012 | Judge: AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award in Tectonophysics
  • 2012 | Judge: Annual Jackson School of Geosciences Research Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, February 4th

Courses Taught

  • 2011 | Taught "Permeability Laboratory" for the graduate course "Crustal Fluids" at The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010 | Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course "Petroleum Geology" at The University of Texas at Austin

Publications

    1. Flemings, P.B., Reece, J.S., Ditkof, J., Atkins, C.C., Sawyer, D.E. (in review), Data Report: Particle Size Analysis of Sediments in the Nankai Trough, IODP Expedition 319 Site C009A, In: Saffer, D., McNeill, L., Byrne, T., Araki, E., Toczko, S., Eguchi, N., Takahashi, K., and the Expedition 319 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 319: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.)
    2. Casey, B., Germaine, J.T., Flemings, P.B., Reece, J.S., Gao, B., and Betts, W. (2013), Liquid limit as a predictor of mudrock permeability, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 44, p.256-263, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.04.008.
    3. Reece, J.S., Flemings, P.B., and Germaine, J.T. (2013). Data Report: Permeability, compressibility, and microstructure of resedimented mudstone from IODP Expedition 322, Site C0011, In: Saito, S., Underwood, M.B., Kubo, Y., and the Expedition 322 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 322: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.), doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.322.205.2013.
    4. Reece, J.S., Flemings, P.B., Dugan, B., Long, H., and Germaine, J.T. (2012), Permeability-porosity relationships of shallow mudstones in the Ursa Basin, northern deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B12102, doi:10.1029/2012JB009438.
    5. Day-Stirrat, R.J., Schleicher, A.M., Schneider, J., Flemings, P.B., Germaine, J.T., van der Pluijm, B.A. (2011). Preferred orientation of phyllosilicates: Effects of composition and stress on resedimented mudstone microfabrics, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 33, No. 9, p. 1347-1358, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.06.007.
    6. Schneider, J., Flemings, P.B., Day-Stirrat, R.J., Germaine, J.T. (2011). Insights into pore-scale controls on mudstone permeability through resedimentation experiments, Geology, Vol. 39, No. 11, p. 1011-1014, doi:10.1130/G32475.1.
    7. Schneider, J., Flemings, P.B., Dugan, B., Long, H., and Germaine, J.T. (2009). Overpressure and consolidation near the seafloor of Brazos-Trinity Basin IV, Northwest Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B05102, doi:10.1029/2008JB005922.
    8. Winkelmann, D., Geissler, W., Schneider, J., Stein, R. (2008). Dynamics and timing of the Hinlopen/Yermak Megaslide north of Spitsbergen, Arctic Ocean, Marine Geology, 250, 34-50, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.11.013.
    9. Dugan, B., Flemings, P.B., Urgeles, R., Sawyer, D., Iturrino, G.J., Moore, J.C., Schneider, J. (2007). Physical Properties of Mass Transport Complexes in the Ursa Region, Northern Gulf of Mexico (IODP Expedition 308) Determined from Log, Core, and Seismic Data, Proceedings 2007 Offshore Technology Conference: Paper OTC 18704.

Advisee Degrees

  • William Betts: MS degree, 2013-present, The University of Texas at Austin, Committee Member

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