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Mark Zoback

Mark  Zoback
Title:Benjamin M. Page Professor
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
Office Location:Mitchell Bldg  347
Research Group:Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group
Phone:650-725-9295
Fax:650-725-7344
E-mail:zoback@stanford.edu

Research

I conduct research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production, the feasibility of long-term geologic storage of CO2 and the occurrence of induced and triggered earthquakes.  I was one of the principal investigators of the SAFOD project in which a scientific research well was successfully drilled through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depth.  I am the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press, now in its sixth printing. I served on the National Academy of Energy committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection.  I currently serve on a Canadian Council of Academies panel investigating the same topic.

Teaching

I teach both undergraduate and graduate students. Reservoir Geomechanics is a graduate class for students in the departments of Geophysics, GES, and ERE, and Tectonophysics, a graduate class for students principally in Geophysics and GES. I co-teach a Freshman class entitled Sustainability and Collapse with Professor Ursula Heise of the English Department. I also help lead two graduate seminars each week and frequently attend and participate in other seminars.

Professional Activities

Member, Canadian Council of Academies Committee on Shale Gas Development (2012-2013); Member, Secretary of Energy Committee on Shale Gas Development (2011-2012); Member, NAE Committee Investigating Deepwater Horizon Accident (2010-2011); President, American Rock Mechanics Association (2011-2013); Member of Board of RPSEA (2010-); Chair, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Group of USGS (2007-2011); Advisory Board, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona (2008-2013); Chair, Stanford Faculty Senate (1999-2000); Chair, Department of Geophysics (1991-97); Chair, Science Advisory Group, ICDP (1999-2006); President, Tectonophysics Section, AGU (1988-89)

Education

  • 1975 | Ph.D. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1973 | M.S. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1969 | B.S. Geophysics University of Arizona

Professional Experience

  • 2012- Present | Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • 1991 - 1997 | Chairman, Department of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1984 - Present | Professor of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1981 - 1984 | Chief Branch of Tectonophysics, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1980 - 1981 | Deputy Chief Office of Earthquake Studies, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1976 - 1984 | Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1976 - 1980 | Chief In-Situ Stress Measurement Project, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1975 - 1976 | Research Associate National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1975 | Visiting Scientist Rhur University, Bochum, Germany
  • 1973 - 1975 | Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1971 - 1973 | Research Assistant Stanford University
  • 1969 - 1971 | Geophysicist Amoco Production Company

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 | Einstein Chair Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 | Louis Neel Medal, European Geosciences Union
  • 2012 | Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • 2011 |  Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2011 |  Elected Fellow, American Rock Mechanics Association
  • 2008 | Walter H. Bucher Medal, American Geophysical Union
  • 2006 | New Zealand Geophysics Prize for 2006 (with John Townend)
  • 2006 | Emil Wiechert Medal, German Geophysical Society
  • 2005 | Named Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2004 | Best of What's New 2004, Popular Science (EarthScope's San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth)
  • 2004 | School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1999 | Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Arizona Department of Geosciences
  • 1999 | Elected Honorary Fellow, European Union of Geosciences
  • 1998 | University Fellow, Stanford University
  • 1998 | Kenneth Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Stanford University
  • 1998 | Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1989 | Senior Research Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung
  • 1985 | Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1984 | Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1975 | National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University Service

  • 2010 - 2012 | SUES Breadth Requirement Review Committee
  • 2010 - 2011 | Faculty Senate Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2011 | Faculty Senate
  • 2009 - 2010 | University Fact Finder, Reappointment Appeal
  • 2004 - 2008 | University Capital Planning Group
  • 2003 - 2004 | Member University Advisory Board
  • 2002 - 2003 | Chair, Subcommittee on University Awards
  • 2002 - 2004 | Chair, Planning and Policy Board
  • 2001 - 2004 | Provost's Committee on Recreational use of the Dish
  • 2001 - 2002 | Earth Systems Review Committee
  • 2001 | Provost's Task Force on College Rankings
  • 2000 | Provost Search Committee
  • 2000 | General Counsel Evaluation Panel
  • 1999 - 2000 | Member, Stanford Communications Council
  • 1999 - 2000 | Chair, Faculty Senate
  • 1997 - 1998 | Committee on Committees
  • 1996 - 1998 | Chair, Committee of 15
  • 1996 - 2000 | Coordinator, SME, Earth Sciences Track
  • 1995 - 2008 | Member, Earth Systems Steering Committee
  • 1991 - 1997 | Chair, Geophysics Department

Professional Activities

  • 2012-2013 | Member Canadian Academy of Science Committee on Shale Gas Development
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker, British Geophysical Association
  • 2013 | Invited Speaker, National Agency Hydrocarbons, Bogota Colombia
  • 2012 | Invited speaker USC, Lyman Handy Lecture
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker SPE/SEG Workshop on Induced and Triggered Seismicity
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker American Geophysical Union Meeting
  • 2012 | Invited Speaker Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2011-2012 | Member, Secretary of Energy Committee on Shale Gas Development
  • 2010-2011 | Member, NAE Committee Investigating Deepwater Horizon Accident 
  • 2011-Present | President, American Rock Mechanics Association 
  • 2010-Present | Member of Board, RPSEA
  • 2007-2011 | Chair, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Group of USGS 
  • 2008 | Advisory Board, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona 
  • 1999-2000 | Chair, Stanford Faculty Senate 
  • 1991-1997 | Chair, Department of Geophysics 
  • 1999-2006 | Chair, Science Advisory Group, ICDP 
  • 1988-1989 | President, Tectonophysics Section, AGU 
  • 2011 | SEG Shale Gas Forum, Chengdu, China
  • 2011 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2011 | U.S. Geological Survey
  • 2011 | University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 2011 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2010 | University of Texas
  • 2010 | Invited Lecture, Univ. S. Carolina
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union
  • 2010 | Holmes Lecture, Syracuse University
  • 2010 | Netherlands Earth Science Review Committee
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, Unconventional Gas Conference
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, USGS/GCEP Conference on CO2 Seals
  • 2010 | EUG, Invited Speaker 2010 | Invited Speaker, University of Munich
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, University of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - Present | Earth Science Chair, Program Advisory Committee, DUSEL Program
  • 2010 - Present | Member, NAE Committee on Deepwater Horizon Accident
  • 2010 | Cuyler Memorial Lecture, University of Texas
  • 2010 | Distinguised Scientist Lecture, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2009 - Present | Board of Directors and Vice President, American Rock Mechanics Association
  • 2009 - Present | Board of Directors, Research Partnership for Secure Energy for America
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, Sed. Basin Workshop, Abu Dhabi
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, ILP Symposium, Clarmont-Ferrand, France
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, ConocoPhillips Workshop on Geomechanics
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, SPE Shale Forum
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, GCEP Annual Meeting
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, COGA Meeting
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, GeoForschung Potsdam, Germany
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, GEO2008, Bahrain
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, MIT
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, Hedberg Conference 2008 Keynote Speaker, ARMA Symposium
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, World Stress Map Conference
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, University of Oregon
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Survey of Canada
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, University of Toronto
  • 2007 - Present | Chair, Science of Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (USGS)
  • 2007 - Present | University of Arizona Geoscience Department Advisory Board
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of London Bicentennial
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, SPE Forum, Kananaskis, Canada
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of America Pardee Symposium
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, New Zealand Geological Survey
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, Annual Milton Dobrin Memorial Lecture, Houston Geophysical Society
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, GeoForschungZentrum, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, National Institute for Geophysical Volcanology, Rome
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, Seismological Society of America
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, German Geophysical Society
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2006 - 2007 | IODP Review Committee
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Sandia National Laboratory, Distinguished Speaker
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, University of Kansas
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, University of Southern California
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2002 - 2008 | EarthScope Facilities Executive Committee/EarthScope Management Team
  • 2001 - 2005 | Science Director, Western Resources Project
  • 2000 - 2006 | Member, DOSECC Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2007 | Member, Begleitende Kommission, Heidelberg Academy of Science, World Stress Map Project
  • 1999 - 2006 | Chair, Science Advisory Group, International Continental Drilling Program
  • 1998 - Present | Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 1998 - Present | Member, American Asociation of Petroleum Geologists
  • 1984 - Present | Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1983 - Present | Member, Geological Society of America
  • 1982 - Present | Member, Seismological Society of America
  • 1973 - Present | Member, American Geophysical Union

Courses Taught

  • 2012 (Winter) 202 Reservoir Geomechanics (Enrolled 38)
  • 2012 (Winter) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2012 (Winter) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Fall) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Fall) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 10]
  • 2011 (Winter) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Winter) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 10]
  • 2011 (Winter) 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2011 (Winter) 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Winter) 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Winter) 290 Tectonophysics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2010 (Fall) IHUM 71 Sustainability and Collapse [Enrolled 210]
  • 2010 (Fall) 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Fall) 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Fall) 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2010 (Fall) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 9]
  • 2010 (Fall) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2010 (Summer) 255 RPT on Energy Industry Training [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010 (Summer) 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Summer) 400 Geophysics Research [1]
  • 2010 (Spring) 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Spring) 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2010 (Spring) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 8]
  • 2010 (Spring) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2010 (Winter) Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 30]
  • 2010 (Winter) TGR Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) 400 Geophysics Research ]Enrolled 6]
  • 2010 (Winter) 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 8]
  • 2010 (Winter) 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 5]
  • 2010 (Winter) 185K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Fall) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Spring) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Fall) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 7]
  • 2009 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 185K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 30]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 5]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 8]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2009 (Winter) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Spring) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009 (Spring) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Spring) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 399 Teaching Experience in Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 385K Crustal Mechanics Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 385K Crustal Mechanics Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 290 Tectonophysics Mark Zoback on sabbatical taught by Paul Hagin [Enrolled 10]
  • 2008 (Fall) | 385L Earthquake Seismology, Deformation & Stress Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 9]
  • 2008 (Fall) | 385K Crustal Mechanics Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 6]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 9]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 185K Geophysics Research Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 400 Geophysics Research Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 5]
  • 2008 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 6]
  • 2008 (Fall) | 802 TGR Dissertation Mark Zoback on sabbatical [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 399 Teaching Experience in Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 255 Report on Energy Industry Training [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 16]
  • 2007 (Summer) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Summer) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 185L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 385L Quake, Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 5]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GP 202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 9]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 385L Quake Seismology & Stress [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 110 Geosphere [Enrolled 35]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 4]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GP102 Geosphere [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 | GP202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 16]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP385L Quake Seismology & Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 5]
  • 2004 | GP185L Quake Seismology & Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GP 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2004 | GP 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 | GP202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 23]
  • 2004 | GP385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2004 | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GP400 Geophysics [Enrolled 7]
  • 2004 | GP 385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 | GP110/ESP110 Geosphere (with Arrigo) [Enrolled 66]
  • 2003 | GP385K Crustal Mechanics (with Arrigo) [Enrolled 9]
  • 2003 | GP385L Quake Seismology & Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 6]
  • 2003 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 26]
  • 2003 | GP202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 13]
  • 2003 | GP290 Tectonophysics [Enrolled 13]
  • 2003 | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 | GP385K Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2002 | GP102 Earth, Oceans and Atmospheres (with Arrigo) [Enrolled 9]
  • 2002 | GP202 Reservoir Geopmechanics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2002 | GP385L Eathquake Seismology (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 16]
  • 2002 | GP185L Quake Seismology and Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2002 | GP385K Crustal Meckanics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2002 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 2]
  • 2002 | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 24]
  • 2001 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology, Deformation and Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 2]
  • 2001 | GP/PE202 Resevoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 14]
  • 2001 | GP185 Earthquake Seismology, Deformation and Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2001 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology (w/Beroza and Segall) [Enrolled 5]
  • 2001 | SME4 Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheres (with Arrigo) [Enrolled 22]
  • 2001 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP385 Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2001 | GP185 Earthquake Seismology, Deformation and Stress (Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology, Deformation and Stress (with Beroza, Segall) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2001 | GP290 Tectonophysics [Enrolled 21]
  • 2001 | GP385 Crustal Mechanics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research 6 2001 GP400 Research 6 2000 GP202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2000 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology (w/Beroza and Segall) 8 2000 GP385 Borehole Geophysics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2000 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 22]
  • 1999 | SME101 Earth Resources and Sustainability of life (with three others) [Enrolled 122]
  • 1999 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology (w/Beroza and Segall) 17 1999 GP400 Research [Enrolled 16]
  • 1999 | GP385 Borehole Geophysics [Enrolled 2]
  • 1998 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 18]
  • 1998 | GP385 Earthquake Seismology [Enrolled 5]
  • 1998 | GP385 Borehole Geophysics [Enrolled 3]
  • 1998 | GP202 Reservoir Geomechanics [Enrolled 10]
  • 1998 | SME001 Earth Resources and Sustainability of life (McWilliams and others) [Enrolled 149]

Publications

  • 2013|  Heller, R., J. Vermylen and M.D. Zoback, Experimental Investigation of Matrix Permeability of Gas Shales, submitted to AAPG Bull.
  • 2013|  Sone, H. and M.D. Zoback, Mechanical Properties of Shale Gas Reservoir Rocks-Part 2: Ductile Creep, Brittle Strength, and Their Relation to the Elastic Modulus, submitted to Geophysics.
  • 2013|  Sone, H. and M.D. Zoback, Mechanical Properties of Shale Gas Reservoir Rocks-Part 1: Static and Dynamic Elastic Properties and Anisotropy, submitted to Geophysics.
  • 2013|  Chang, C., E. Mallman and M.D. Zoback, Time-Dependent Subsidence Associated with Drainage-Induced Compaction in Gulf of Mexico Shales Bounding a Severely Depleted Gas Reservoir, submitted to AAPG Bull.
  • 2013|  Zoback, M.D. and S.M. Gorelick, Response to Juanes et al.: Evidence that earthquake triggering could render long-term carbon storage unsuccessful in many regions, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., v.109, no. 52, E3624, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1217264109
  • 2012|  Hurd, O. and M.D. Zoback, Regional stress orientations and slip compatibility of earthquake focal planes in the New Madrid seismic zone, Seismological Res. Letters, v. 83, no. 4, July/August 2012. doi:10.1785/0220 110122
  • 2012|  Popov, A.A., S.V. Sobolev and M.D. Zoback, Modeling evolution of the San Andreas Fault system in northern and central California, G3, 13, (8) doi:10.1029, 2012GC004086
  • 2012|  Zoback, M.D. and S.M. Gorelick, Earthquake triggering and large-scale geologic storage of carbon dioxide, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., v. 109, no. 26, 10164-10168. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1202473109
  • 2012|  Zoback, M.D., A. Kohli, I. Das and M. McClure, The importance of slow slip on faults during hydraulic fracturing of a shale gas reservoirs, SPE 155476, SPE Americas Unconventional Resources Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA 5-7 June, 2012.
  • 2012|  Zoback, M.D., Managing the seismic risk of wastewater disposal, EARTH, April, 2012, 38-43.
  • 2012|  Hurd, O. and M.D. Zoback, Intraplate Earthquakes, Regional Stress and Fault Mechanics in the Central and Eastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada, Tectonophysics, 581, Dec.18, 2012, 182-192 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2012.04.002
  • 2011|  Das, I. and M.D. Zoback, Long-period, long-duration seismic events during hydraulic fracture stimulation of a shale gas reservoir, The Leading Edge, July 2011, 778-786.
  • 2011|  Goodarzi, S., A. Settari, M. Zoback and D.W. Keith, A coupled geomechanical reservoir simulation analysis of carbon dioxide storage in a saline aquifer in the Ohio River Valley,    Environmental Geosciences, v. 18, no. 3, (Sept. 2011) 189-207.
  • 2011|  Yang, Y. and M.D. Zoback, The Effects of Gas Adsorption on Swelling, Visco-plastic Creep and Permeability of Sub-bituminous Coal, ARMA 11-433, in 45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in San Francisco, CA, June 26-29, 2011.
  • 2011|  Sone, H. and M.D. Zoback, Visco-plastic properties of shale gas reservoir rocks, ARMA 11-417, in 45th US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium held in San Francisco, CA, June 26-29, 2011.
  • 2011|  Vermylen, J. and M.D. Zoback, Hydraulic fracturing, microseismic magnitudes and stress evolution in the Barnett Shale, Texas, USA, SPE 140507, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in The Woodlands, Texas, USA 24-26, January 2011.
  • 2011 | Zoback, M.D., S. Hickman and W. Ellsworth, Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault - An Overview of SAFOD's First Five Years, Scientific Drilling, no. 11, 14-28.
  • 2011 | Paul, P., M.D. Zoback and P. Hennings, A method to implement permeability anisotropy associated with fault damage zones in reservoir simulation, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Feb. 2011, 138-152.
  • 2011 | Vermylen, J. and M.D. Zoback, Hydraulic fracturing, microseismic magnitudes and stress evolution in the Barnett Shale, Texas, USA, SPE 140507, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in The Woodlands, Texas, USA 24-26, January 2011.
  • 2010 | Zoback, M.D., S. Hickman and W. Ellsworth, Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault - An Overview of SAFOD's First Five Years, Scientific Drilling, no. 11, 14-28.
  • 2010 | Goodarzi, S., A. Settari, M. Zoback and D.W. Keith, Thermal aspects of geomechanics and induced fracturing in CO2 injection with application to CO2 sequestration in the Ohio River Valley, SPE 139706, paper presented at SPE International Conf. on CO2 capture, Storage and Utilization, New Orleans, LA, 10-12 November 2010.
  • 2010 | Day-Lewis, A., M.D. Zoback and S.H. Hickman, Scale-invariant stress orientation and seismicity rates near the San Andreas Fault, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL045025.
  • 2010 * | Chang, C. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous creep in room-dried unconsolidated Gulf of Mexico shale (II): Development of a viscoplasticity model, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v.72, 50-55.
  • 2010 |  Natural gas can lead the way, Earth, February issue, p. 86-87. February Issue. http://www.earthmagazine.com/earth/article/2fb-7da-2-1
  • 2010 * | Bohnhoff, M., M.D. Zoback, L. Chiaramonte, J.L Gerst and N. Gupta, Seismic Detection of CO2 Leakage along Monitoring Wellbores, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Controls, v.4, pp.687-697.
  • 2010 | Zoback, M.D., S. Hickman and W. Ellsworth, Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault, EOS, v. 91, no. 22, June 1, 2010, 197-198.
  • 2010 | Zoback, M.D., S. Kitasei and B. Copithorne, Addressing the environmental risks from shale gas development, Worldwatch Institute, 19 pp, http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Hydraulic%20Fracturing%20Paper.pdf.
  • 2010 | Zoback, M.D., Climate and intraplate shocks, Nature, v. 466, 568-569.
  • 2010 | Sone, H. and M.D. Zoback, Strength, creep and frictional properties of gas shale reservoir rocks, paper presented at 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-30, 2010, paper ARMA 10-463.
  • 2010 | Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Laboratory studies of the compressibility and permeability of low-rank coal samples from the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA, paper presented at 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-30, 2010, paper ARMA 10-170.
  • 2010 | Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Inverting for creep strain parameters of uncemented reservoir sands using arbitrary stress-strain data, paper presented at 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-30, 2010, paper ARMA 10-171.
  • 2010 * | Bohnhoff, M., M.D. Zoback, Oscillation of fluid-filled cracks triggered by degassing of CO2 due to leakage along wellbores,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B11305,doi:10.1029/2010JB000848
  • 2009 * | Ross, H.E., P. Hagin, and M.D. Zoback, CO2 storage and enhanced coalbed methane recovery in unmineable coalbeds of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Reservoir characterization and fluid flow simulaltions, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Controls, v.3, p. 773-786, doi:10.1016/j_ijggc.2009.06.002
  • 2009 * | Lucier, A., M.D. Zoback, V. Heesakkers, Z. Reches and S. Murphy, Constraining the far-field stress state near a deep South African Gold Mine, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46 (2009), pp. 555-567.
  • 2009 * | Paul, P., M.D. Zoback and P. Hennings, Fluid Flow in a Fractured Reservoir Using Geomechanically Constrained Fracture Model for Reservoir Simulation - SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering - Formation Evaluation, Aug. 2009, page 562-575.
  • 2010 * | Chang, C. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous creep in room-dried unconsolidated Gulf of Mexico shale (II): Development of a viscoplasticity model, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v.72, 50-55.
  • 2009 * | Chang, C. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous creep in room-dried unconsolidated Gulf of Mexico shale (I): Experimental results, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 69, 239-246.
  • 2008 * | Lucier, A. and M.D. Zoback, Assessing economic feasibility or regional deep saline aquifer CO2 injection and sequestration: A geomechanics-based workflow applied to the Rose Run Sandstone in Eastern Ohio, USA, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Controls, DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2007.12.002.
  • 2008 * | Ross, H. E. and M.D. Zoback, Sub-hydrostatic pore pressure in coalbed and sand aquifers of the Powder River Basin, WY and MT, and implications for disposal of coalbed-methane -produced water through injection, Rocky Mountain Geology,v.43, p. 155-169.
  • 2008 | Lucier, A., M.D. Zoback, V. Heesakkers and Z. Reches, Constraining the far-field stress state near a deep South African Gold Mine, ARMA 08-141, in 42nd US Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2008 * | Paul, P. and M.D. Zoback, Wellbore stability study for the SAFOD borehole through the San Andreas Fault, SPE 102781, SPE Drilling and Completion, Dec., 2008, p. 394-408.
  • 2007 * | Colmenares, Lourdes B. and M.D. Zoback, Hydraulic fracturing and wellbore completion of coalbed methane (CBM) wells in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Implications for water and gas production, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 91,51-67.
  • 2007 * | Chan, A.W. and M.D. Zoback, The Role of Hydrocarbon Production on Land Subsidence and Fault Reactivation in the Louisiana Coastal Zone, Journal of Coastal Research, DOI: 10.2112/05-0553,771-786.
  • 2007 * | Hagin, P., Sleep, N.H. and M.D. Zoback, Application of rate-and-state friction laws to creep compaction of unconsolidated sand under hydrostatic loading conditions, Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, DOI:10.1029/2006JB004286.
  • 2007 * | Hagin, P. and M.D. Zoback, A dual power law model for prediction and monitoring of long-term compaction in unconsolidated reservoir sands, Geophysics,72(5),E165-E173.
  • 2007 | Zoback, M.D., Reservoir Geomechanics: Earth Stress and Rock Mechanics Applied to Exploration, Production and Wellbore Stability, Cambridge Press, Cambridge Press, 449 pp.
  • 2007 | Sleep, N.H. and M.D. Zoback, Did Earthquakes Keep the Early Crust Habitable?, Astrobiology,7 (6), DOI:10.1089/ast.2006.0091.
  • 2007 * | Wu, H-Y, K-F Ma, M.D. Zoback, N. Boness, H. Ito, J-H Hung and S. Hickman, Stress orientations of Taiwan Chelungpu-Fault Drilling Project (TCDP) hole-A as observed from geophysical logs, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34 (L01303).
  • 2007 * | Fernandez-Ibanez, F., J.I. Soto, M.D. Zoback and J. Morales, Present-day stress field in the Gibraltar Arc (Western Mediterranean), Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, B08404 DOI 10.1029/2006JB004683.
  • 2007 | Harms, U., C. Koeberl and M.D. Zoback (eds), Continental Scientific Drilling, (Spring) |er-Verlag, Heidelberg, 366 pp.
  • 2007 | Zoback, M.D., S. Hickman and W. Ellsworth, The role of fault zone drilling, in Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 4, ed. H. Kanamori and G. Schubert, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam, 649-674.
  • 2007 | Zoback, M.L. and Zoback, M.D., Lithosphere Stress and Deformation, in Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 6, ed. A. Watts and G. Schubert, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam, 253-274.
  • 2007 * | Chiaramonte, L., M.D. Zoback, J. Friedmann and V. Stamp, Seal integrity and feasibility of CO2 sequestration in the Teapot Dome EOR pilot: geomechanical site characterization, Environmental Geology, DOI 10.1007/s00254-007-0948-7.
  • 2007 * | Mallman, E.P. and M.D. Zoback, Subsidence in the Louisiana coastal zone due to hydrocarbon production, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 50.
  • 2007 * | Mallman, E.P. and M.D. Zoback, Assessing elastic Coulomb stress transfer models using seismicity rates in southern California and southwestern Japan, Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, B03304, DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004076.
  • 2006 * | Chang, Chandong, M.D. Zoback and A. Khaksar, Rock strength and physical property measurements in sedimentary rocks, Journal of Petroleum Sci. and Engineering, 51, 223-237.
  • 2006 * | Ross, H., R., Blakely and M.D. Zoback, Testing the utilization of aeromagnetic data for the determination of Curie depth, Geophysics, 71 (5), L51-L59.
  • 2006 * | Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback, Stress, strain and mountain-building in central Japan, v.111, B03411, Jour. Geophys. Res.
  • 2006 * | Boness, Naomi L. and M.D. Zoback, A multi-scale study of the mechanisms controlling shear velocity anisotropy in the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, Geophysics, 71 (5), F131-F136.
  • 2006 * | Boness, Naomi L. and M.D. Zoback, Mapping Stress and Structurally-Controlled Crustal Shear Velocity Anisotropy in California, Geology, 34, 825-828.
  • 2006 * | Lucier, A, M.D.Zoback, N. Gupta and T.S. Ramakrishnan, Geomechanical aspects of CO2 sequestration in a deep saline reservoir in the Ohio River Valley region, Environmental Geology, 13 (2), 85-103.
  • 2006 | Paul, P. and M.D. Zoback, Wellbore Stability Study for the SAFOD Borehole through the San Andreas Fault: SPE 102781, 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., 24-27 September 2006.
  • 2005 | Colmenares, L. and M.D. Zoback, Geomechanics and the Effectiveness of Wellbore Completion Methods of Coalbed Methane (CBM) Wells in the Powder River Basin: Implications for Water and Gas Production, in Special Publication of Wyoming Geological Survey,Report of Investigations 55, ed. M.D. Zoback, Chapter 6, pp. 127-157.
  • 2005 * | Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback, Impact of glacially-induced stress changes on fault seal integrity: Offshore Norway: Reply, AAPG Bull., 89, 275-279.
  • 2005 Zoback, M. D., Editor, Wyoming State Geological Survey Report of Investigations #55, Western Resources Project Final Report-Produced Groundwater Associated with Coalbed Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin, 157 pages.
  • 2004 * | Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback, Regional tectonic stress near the San Andreas fault in central and southern California, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L15S11.
  • 2004 * | Chery, J., M.D. Zoback and S. Hickman, A mechanical model of the San Andreas fault and SAFOD pilot hole stress measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L15S13.
  • 2004 * | Boness, N. and M.D. Zoback, Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD pilot hole in Parkfield, CA., Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L15S17.
  • 2004 * | Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous deformation of unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part I): Time-dependent deformation, frequency dispersion and attenuation, Geophysics, Vol. 69, No. 3(May-June 2004); P. 731-741.
  • 2004 * | Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous deformation of unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part II): Linear viscoelastic models, Geophysics, Vol. 69, No. 3 (May-June 2004); P. 742-751.
  • 2004 | Zoback, M.D., Why must earthquakes be this devasting?,in Outlook, The Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2004, p. B5.
  • 2004 * | Hickman, S. and M.D. Zoback, Stress orientations and magnitudes in the SAFOD pilot hole, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, no. 12 and 15, L15S12.
  • 2004 * | Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Viscoplastic deformation in unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part 1): Laboratory observations and time-dependent end cap models, SPE/ARMS 04-567,
  • 2004 * | Chan, A.W., P.N. Hagin and M.D. Zoback, Viscoplastic Deformation, Stress and Strain Paths in Unconsolidated Reservoir Sands (Part 2): Field Applications Using Dynamic DARS Analysis, SPE/ARMS 04-568,
  • 2004 | Boness, N. and M.D. Zoback, Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD Pilot hole in Parkfield, CA, SPE/ARMS 04-540, June 5-9,2004, Houston, Texas.
  • 2004 | Chan, A.W., Hagin, P.N. and Zoback, M.D., Viscoplastic Deformation, Stress and Strain Paths in Unconsolidated Reservoir Sands (Part 2): Field Applications Using Dynamic DARS Analysis, ARMA/NARMS 04-568, Presented at Gulf Rocks 2004, 6th North America Rock Mechanics Symposium (NARMS), Houston, TX June 5-9,2004
  • 2004 * | Hickman, S., M.D. Zoback and W. Ellsworth, Introduction to special section: Preparing for the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L12S01.
  • 2004 | Hippler, S., T. Finkbeiner, A. Lucier and M.D. Zoback, Controls on oil and gas distribution in over-pessured reservoirs, SPE/ARMS 04-568, June 5-9, 2004, Houston, TX.
  • 2003 * | Chanchani, S.K., M.D. Zoback and C. Barton, A case study of hydrocarbon transport along active faults and production-related stress changes in the Monterey formation, California, in Fracture and In-situ stress characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs, Spec.Pub. Geol. Soc. London, ed.M. Ameen, 209, 17-26.
  • 2003 * | Moos, D., P. Peska, T. Finkbeiner and M.D. Zoback, Comprehensive wellbore stability analysis using quantitative risk assessment, Jour. Petrol. Sci. and Eng., Spec. Issue on Wellbore Stability, eds. Bernt S. Aadnoy, and Seehong Ong, 38, 97-109.
  • 2003 | Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback, Wellbore Imaging Technologies Applied to Reservoir Geomechanics and Environmental Engineering"" in ""Geological Applications of Well Logs"", M. Lovell and N. Parkinson eds., AAPG Methods in Exploration, No. 13, 229-239.
  • 2003 * | Grollimund, B., and M.D. Zoback, Impact of glacially-induced stress changes on fault seal integrity offshore Norway, in: Davies, R., Handschy, J. eds., AAPG Bull. 87 (3), 493-506.
  • 2003 * | Prejean, S., W. Ellsworth, M.D. Zoback and F. Waldhauser, Fault structure and kinematics of the Long Valley caldera region, CA, revealed by high-accuracy earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanism inversions, Jour. Geophys. Res., 107, no. B. 12, ESE 9-1 to 9-19.
  • 2003 * | Colmenares, L. and M.D. Zoback, Stress field and seismotectonics of northern South America, Geology, 31, 721-724.
  • 2003 * | Zoback, M.D., C.A. Barton, M. Brudy, D.A. Castillo, T. Finkbeiner, B.R. Grollimund, D. B. Moos, P. Peska, C.D. Ward, D.J. Wiprut, Determination of stress orientation and magnitude in deep wells, Int'l Jour. Rock Mech. and Mining Sciences, 40, 1049-1076.
  • 2002 * | Colmenares, L.B. and M.D. Zoback, A statistical evaluation of rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data for five different rocks, International Jour. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 39, 695-729.
  • 2002 | Zoback, M.D. and M.L. Zoback, Stress in the Earth's Lithosphere, in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Third Edition, Academic Press, 16, 143-154.
  • 2002 * | Flemings, P., B.B. Stump, T. Finkbeiner and M.D. Zoback, Overpressure and flow-focusing in the South Eugene Island field (offshore Louisiana): Theory, examples and implications, American Journal of Science, 302, 827-855.
  • 2002 | Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback, Discrimination of Natural Fractures From Drilling-Induced Wellbore Failures in Wellbore Image Data--Implications for Reservoir Permeability, SPE 78599, in ""SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering"", June 2002, 249-254.
  • 2002 | Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback, Fault reactivation, leakage potential, and hydrocarbon column heights in the northern North Sea, in Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification, A.G. Koestler, R. Hunsdale, eds., Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication No. 11, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 263 pp.
  • 2002 * | Zoback, M.D., J. Townend and B. Grollimund, Steady-state failure equilibrium and deformation of intraplate lithosphere, International Geological Review, 44, 383-401.
  • 2002 | Zoback, M.D., and M.L. Zoback, State of Stress in Earth's Lithosphere, Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, ed. W.H.K. Lee, 81a, 559-568.
  • 2002 | Chan, A.W. and Zoback, Deformation analysis in reservoir space (DARS): A simple formalism for prediction of reservoir deformation with depletion, SPE/ISRM 78174, SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics Conference, Irving, TX, 20-23 Oct. 2002.
  • 2001 * | Finkbeiner, T., M.D. Zoback, P. Flemings and B. Stump, Stress, pore pressure, and dynamically constrained hydrocarbon columns in the South Eugene Island 330 field, northern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Bulletin, v. 85, no. 6, pp. 1007-1031.
  • 2001 * | Grollimund, B., M.D. Zoback, D.J. Wiprut, and L. Arnesen. Regional synthesis of stress orientation, pore pressure and least principal stress data in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Petrol. Geoscience, v. 7, pp. 173-180.
  • 2001 * | Ito. T., M.D. Zoback and P. Peska, Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress to stabilized wellbores: Theory and practical examples, Petroleum Engineers Drilling and Completions, v. 16, pp. 221-229.
  • 2001 * | Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback. Implications of earthquake focal plane mechanisms for the frictional strength of the San Andreas fault. Geological Society of London Spec. Pub., v. 186, pp. 13-21.
  • 2001 * | Zoback, M.D. and B. Grollimund, Impact of deglaciation on present-day intraplate seismicity in eastern North America and western Europe, Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 333, pp. 23-33.
  • 2001 * | Chery, J., M.D. Zoback and R. Hassani, An integrated mechanical model of the San Andreas fault in central and northern California, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 106, pp. 22051-22061.
  • 2001 * | Zoback, M.D. and J. Townend. Implications of hydrostatic pore pressures and high crustal strength for the deformation of intraplate lithosphere. Tectonophysics, v. 336, pp. 19-30.
  • 2001 * | M.D. Zoback, A.W. Chan and J.C. Zinke, Production-induced normal faulting, Proc. 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Wash. D.C., Balkema, Lisse, Netherlands, p. 157-163.
  • 2001 * | Zoback, M.D. and J. Zinke, Production-induced normal faulting in the Valhall and Ekofisk oil fields, Pure and Applied Geophysics, v. 159, pp. 403-420.
  • 2001 * | Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback. Did deglaciation trigger intraplate seismicity in the New Madrid seismic zone. Geology, v. 29, no. 2, pp. 175-178.
  • 2001 | Colmenares, L.B. and M.D. Zoback, Statistical evaluation of six rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data, Proc 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Wash. D.C., Balkema, Lisse, Netherlands, p. 1251-1258.
  • 2001 | Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback, Focal mechanism stress inversions in southern California and the strength of the San Andreas fault, Proc. 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas fault system, Goetz Bokelmann and Robert Kovach, ed., Stanford university, p. 268-276.
  • 2000 | Hickman, S.H., M.D. Zoback, C.A. Barton, R. Benoit, J. Svitek, and R. Summers. Stress and permeability heterogeneity within the Dixie Valley geothermal reservoir: recent results from well 82-5. Proceedings, Twenty-fifth workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Jan. 24-26, SGP-TR-165.
  • 2000 * | Zinke, J.C. and M.D. Zoback. Structure-related and stress-induced shear wave velocity anisotropy: Observations from microearthquakes near the Calaveras fault in central California. Bull. Seis. Soc. Amer., v. 90, pp. 1305-1312.
  • 2000 * | Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback. Constraining the full stress tensor in the Visund field, Norwegian North Sea: Application to wellbore stability and sand production. Int'l. J. Rock Mech. & Mining Sci., v. 37, pp. 317-336, 2000.
  • 2000 * | Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback. Post glacial lithospheric flexure and induced stresses and pore pressure changes in the northern North Sea. Tectonophysics, v. 327, pp. 61-81.
  • 2000 * | Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback. Fault reactivation and fluid flow along a previously dormant normal fault in the Norwegian North Sea. Geology, v. 28, no. 7, pp. 595-598.
  • 2000 * | Ito, T. and M.D. Zoback. Fracture permeability and in situ stress to 7 km depth in the KTB scientific drillhole. Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 27, pp. 1045-1048.
  • 2000 * | Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback. How faulting keeps the crust strong. Geology, v. 28, no. 5, pp. 399-402.
  • 2000 | Zoback, M.D., Strength of the San Andreas. Nature, v. 405, pp. 31-32.
  • 1999 | Ito, T., M.D. Zoback, and P. Peska. Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress in extreme drilling environments. In: 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vail Colorado, June 6-9, B. Amadei, R.L. Kranz, G.A. Scott, P.H. Smeallie, pp. 253-259, Balkema, Rotterdam.
  • 1999 | Willson, S., N.C. Last, M.D. Zoback, and D. Moos. Drilling in South America: A wellbore stability approach for complex geologic conditions, SPE 53940. In: 1999 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Caracas, Venezuela 21-23 April.
  • 1999 | Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback. Earth stress, rock fracture and wellbore failure - Wellbore imaging technologies applied to reservoir geomechanics and environmental engineering. In: Proc. 4th SEG Japan International Symposium, Dec. 1998, Tokyo, pp. 49-56.
  • 1999 * | Lund, B. and M.D. Zoback. State of stress to 7 km depth in the Siljan drill holes from observations of drilling-induced tensile wall fractures. Int'l. J. Rock Mech., v. 36, pp. 169-190.
  • 1999 * | Brudy, M. and M.D. Zoback. Drilling-induced tensile wall-fractures: Implications for determination of in-situ stress orientation and magnitude. Int'l. J. Rock Mech., v. 36, pp. 191-215.
  • 1998 | Moos, D., P. Peska, and M.D. Zoback. Predicting the stability of horizontal wells and multi-laterals- the role of in situ stress and rock properties. SPE International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 50386, pp. 315-322.
  • 1998 | Grollimund, B., M.D. Zoback, and L. Arneson. Flexurally-induced stresses in the northern North Sea: preliminary comparison of observation and theory. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 47243, pp. 189-198.
  • 1998 | Barton, C., S. Hickman, R. Morin, M.D. Zoback, and D. Benoit. Reservoir scale fracture permeability in the Dixie Valley, Nevada geothermal field. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 47371, pp. 315-322.
  • 1998 | Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback. High horizontal stress in the Visund field, Norwegian North Sea: Consequences for borehole stability and sand production. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 199-208.
  • 1998 | Hickman, S., M.D. Zoback, and R. Benoit. Tectonic controls on fault-zone permeability in a geothermal reservoir at Dixie Valley, Nevada. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 79-88.
  • 1998 | Peska, P. and M.D. Zoback. Drilling-induced tensile fractures: formation and constraints on the full stress tensor. In ""Mechanics of Jointed and Faulted Rock,"" eds., H.P. Rossmanith, A.A. Balkema, Brookfield, Vermont, pp. 331-337.
  • 1998 | Finkbeiner, T. and M.D. Zoback. In-situ stress and pore pressure in the South Eugene Island field, Gulf of Mexico. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 69-78.
  • 1998 | Chang, C. and M.D. Zoback. Viscous rheology and the state of stress in unconsolidated sands. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 465-474.
  • 1998 * | Dholakia, S.K., A. Aydin, D. Pollard, and M.D. Zoback. Development of fault-controlled hydrocarbon migration pathways in the Monterey formation, California. AAPG Bull., v. 82, pp. 1551-1574.
  • 1997 | Moos, D., M.D. Zoback, and L. Bailey. Feasibility study of the stability of openhole multilaterals, Cook inlet, Alaska. In: SPE Mid-Continent Operations Symposium held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 28-31 March, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 52186.
  • 1996 * | See a list of Mark's prior Publications

Advisee Degrees

  •  2012 |  Hiroki Sone: Mechanical Properties of Shale Gas Reservoir Rocks and Its Relation to the In-Situ Stress Variation Observed in Shale Gas Reservoirs, Ph.D. (GeoForschungsZentrum)
  •  2011 |  John Vermylen: Geomechanical Studies of the Barnett Shale, Texas, USA, Ph.D. (McKinsey & Co.)
  •  2008 | Laura Chiaramonte: Geomechanical Characterization and Reservoir Simulation of a CO2 Sequestration Project in a Mature Oil Field, Teapot Dome, WY, Ph.D. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • 2007 | Pijush Paul: A methodology for incorporating geomechanically-based fault damage zone models into reservoir simulation, Ph.D. (ConocoPhillips)
  • 2007 | Hannah Ross: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery in unmineable coalbeds of the powder river basin, Wyoming, Ph.D. (BP)
  • 2007 | Amy Day-Lewis: Characterization and modeling of in situ stress heterogeneity, Ph.D. (GMI)
  • 2007 | Ellen Mallman: Stress triggering of eathquakes and subsidence in the Louisiana coastal zone due to hydrocarbon production, Ph.D. (BP)
  • 2007 | Amie Lucier: Geomechanical Analysis applied to geological carbon dioxide sequestration, induced seismicity in deep mines, and detection of stress-induced seismicity in deep mines, and detection of stress-induced velocity anisotropy in sub-salt environments, Ph.D. (Shell)
  • 2007 | John Vermylen, M.S. (PhD student Stanford)
  • 2005 | Naomi Boness: Physical properties and multi-scale seismic anisotropy in the crust surrounding the San Andreas fault near Parkfield, CA., Ph.D. (ChevronTexaco)
  • 2004 | Lourdes Colmenares: Geomechanics and the Effectiveness of Wellbore Completion Methods of Coalbed Methane Wells in the Powder River Basin, Ph.D. (Language School, Switzerland)
  • 2004 | Sang-Min Kim, M.S. (PhD Student, Univ. of California, Berkeley)
  • 2004 | Alvin Wing-Ka Chan: Louisiana Coastal Wetland Loss: The role of Hydrocarbon Production, Ph.D. (Shell Oil Co., Houston, TX)
  • 2003 | John Townend: Mechanical constraints on the strength of the lithosphere and plate-bounding faults, Ph.D. (Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)
  • 2003 | Paul Hagin: Application of viscoelastic models and rate-and-state friction laws to the mechanics of unconsolidated sands, Ph.D. (Stanford University Crustal Mechanics Laboratory)
  • 2002 | Stephanie Prejean: The interaction between tectonic and magmatic processes in Long Valley Caldera, California, Ph.D. (U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA 94025)
  • 2001 | David Wiprut: Stress, Borehole Stability, and Hydrocarbon Leakage in the Northern North Sea, Ph.D. (GeoMechanics International, Houston, TX)
  • 2000 | Balz Grollimund: Impact of deglaciation on stress and implications for seismicity and hydrocarbon exploration, Ph.D. (Swiss Reinsurance, Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 1999 | Thomas Finkbeiner: In-situ stress, pore pressure, and hydrocarbon migration and accumulation in sedimentary basins, Ph.D. (Geomechanics Int., Abu Dhabi)
  • 1998 | Sneha Dholakia (with Pollard) (GES), M.S. (BP, Houston, TX)
  • 1998 | Stacy Kerkela, M.S. (Vestek Systems, San Francisco, CA)
  • 1998 | Carl Chang: Time-dependent deformation of unconsolidated reservoir rocks, Ph.D. (Agilent Technology Palo Alto, CA)

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