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Alt, Richard C., II, and Zoback, M.D. 2017. In-situ stress and active faulting in Oklahoma. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 107(1), doi:10.1785/0120160156.

Kuang, Wenhuan, Zoback, M.D., and Zhang, J. 2017. Estimating geomechanical parameters from microseismic plane focal mechanisms recorded during multi-stage hydraulic fracturing. Geophysics 82(1):KS1–KS11, doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0691.1.

Ma, Xiaodong, and Zoback, M.D. 2017. Lithology variations and cross-cutting faults affect hydraulic fracturing of Woodford shale: A case study. SPE-184850-MS, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, Woodlands, TX, 24-26 January, 2017.

Ma, Xiaodong, and Zoback, M.D. In review. Lithology-controlled stress variations and pad-scale faults: A case study of hydraulic fracturing in the Woodford shale, Oklahoma. Geophysics.

Ma, Xiaodong, and Zoback, M.D. 2017. Laboratory experiments simulating poroelastic stress changes associated with depletion and injection in low-porosity sedimentary rocks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122: 26 p. doi:10.1002/2016JB013668.


Langenbruch, C., and Zoback, M.D. 2016. How will induced seismicity in Oklahoma respond to decreased saltwater injection rates? Science Advances 2(11): e1601542–e1601542. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1601542.2.

Lund Snee, Jens-Erik, and Zoback, M.D. 2016. State of stress in Texas: Implications for induced seismicity. Geophysical Research Letters 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070974.

Rassouli, Fatemeh, and Zoback, M.D. In preparation. Short-term and long-term creep experiments on shales and carbonates from unconventional reservoirs. International Journal of Rock Mechanics.


Brown, Jeremy A., and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Fault Re-activation Potential and Stress Path Modeling of Paleogene Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition.

Farghal, Noha S., and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Identification of slowly slipping faults in the Barnett Shale utilizing ant-tracking. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2015: pp. 4919-4923, doi:10.1190/segam2015-5811224.1.

Gensterblum, Yves, Ghanizadeh, A., Cuss, R.J., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Krooss, B.M., Clarkson, C.R., Harrington, J.F., and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Gas transport and storage capacity in shale gas reservoirs – A review. Part A: Transport processes. Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources 12:87-122.

Goodarzi, S., Settari, A., Zoback, M.D., and Keith, D.W. 2015. Optimization of a CO2 storage project based on thermal, geomechanical and induced fracturing effects. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 134:49-59.

Hakso, Alex, Zoback, M.D., and Du, J. 2015. Utilization of Microseismic Multiplets to Detect Velocity Changes During Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in the Barnett Shale. SEG Annual Meeting.

Jin, Lei, and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Identification of Fault-Controlled Damage Zones in Microseismic Data–An Example from the Haynesville Shale. SEG Annual Meeting

Lund Snee, Jens-Erik, and Zoback, M.D. 15 December 2015. Initial Results from the New Stress Map of Texas Project. AGU Annual Meeting: S21C-04.

Rassouli, Fatemeh S., and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Long-Term Creep Experiments on Haynesville Shale Rocks. 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association.

Saxena, Nishank, Mavko, G., Zoback, M.D., Hofmann, R., and Braunsdorf, N. 2015. Joint Estimation of Acoustic Properties, Creep, and Stress Relaxation in Organic-Rich Shales. SEG Annual Meeting.

Walsh, F. R., III, and Zoback, M. D. 2015. Oklahoma's Recent Earthquakes and Saltwater Disposal. Science Advances 1(5):1–9.

Walters, R. J., Zoback, M. D., Baker, J. W., and Beroza, G. C. 2015. Characterizing and Responding to Seismic Risk Associated with Earthquakes Potentially Triggered by Fluid Disposal and Hydraulic Fracturing. Seismological Research Letters 86(4):1–9, doi: 10.1785/0220150048.

Yang, Yi, and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Viscoplastic deformation of the Bakken and adjacent formations and its relation to hydraulic fracture growth. ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings - International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, ISBN: 978-1-926872-25-4.

Yang, Yi, Sone, H., and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Fracture Gradient Prediction Using the Viscous Relaxation Model and Its Relation to Out-of-Zone Microseismicity. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

Zhang, Xiong, Zhang, J., and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Fast elastic full waveform inversion for microseismic location and focal mechanism. SEG Annual Meeting.

Zoback, Mark D. 12–16 Feb 2015. Managing the Risks of Triggered Seismicity. AAAS Annual Meeting.


Alt, Richard. C., II, and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Development of a detailed stress map of Oklahoma for avoidance of potentially active faults when siting wastewater injection wells. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1.

Boyle, Katie, and Zoback, M.D. 2014. The Stress State of the Northwest Geysers, CA Geothermal Field and Implications for Fault-Controlled Fluid FlowBulletin of the Seismological Society of America 104(5), doi:10.1785/0120130284.

Farghal, Noha S., and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Utilizing Ant-tracking to Identify Slowly Slipping Faults in Barnett Shale. URTeC 1922263, Denver, Colorado, USA:25-27.

Heller, Robert, Vermylen, J., and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Experimental Investigation of Matrix Permeability of Gas ShalesAAPG Bulletin 9(5):975-995.