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Boyle, K. and M.D. Zoback, The Stress State of the Northwest Geysers, CA Geothermal Field and Implications for Fault-Controlled Fluid FlowBull. Seismol. Soc. Amer, Vol. 104, No. 5, pp.-, October 2014.

Chang, C., E. Mallman and M.D. Zoback (2014). Time-Dependent Subsidence Associated with Drainage-Induced Compaction in Gulf of Mexico Shales Bounding a Severely
Depleted Gas Reservoir
AAPG Bulletin, V. 98, No. 6 (June 2014), PP. 1145-1159.

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

Heller, R., J. Vermylen and M.D. Zoback (2013), Experimental Investigation of Matrix Permeability of Gas ShalesAAPG Bulletin, V. 98, No. 5 (May 2014), PP 975-995.

Heller, R. and Zoback, M.D., Adsorption of Methane and Carbon Dioxide on Gas Shale and Pure Mineral SamplesThe Jour. of Unconventional Oil and Gas Res 8 (2014), 14-24 .

Al Ismail, I. Maytham, S. Hol, J. S., Reece and M. D. Zoback (2014), The Effect of CO2 Adsorption on Permeability Anisotropy in the Eagle Ford Shale. URTeC 1921520, Denver, Colorado, USA, 25-27 August 2014. 

Johri, M., E. M. Dunham, M. D. Zoback, and Z. Fang (2014),Predicting fault damage zones by modeling dynamic rupture propagation and comparison with field observations, J.Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/ 2013JB010335. 

Sone H. and M. D. Zoback (2014). Time-dependent deformation of shale gas reservoir rocks and its long-term effect on the in situ state of stress. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 69 (2014) 120–132, July 2014

Yang, Y. and M. D. Zoback (2014). The role of preexisting fractures and faults during multistage hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken FormationInterpretation, Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 2014); p. SG25SG39, 20  

Zoback, M. D and D. J., Arent (2014), Shale Gas Development Opportunities and Challenges. The Bridge, Spring 2014.


Johri, M. and M.D. Zoback, The Evolution of Stimulated Reservoir Volume during Hydraulic Stimulation of Shale Gas Formations, URTeC 1575434, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013.

Kohli, A.H. and M.D. Zoback, Frictional properties of shale reservoir rocks, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, v. 118, 1–17, 17 August, 2013. doi:10.1002/jgrb.50346, 2013 

Skurtveit. E, A. Torabi, R. H. Gabrielsen, M.D. Zoback (2013). Experimental investigation of deformation mechanisms during shear-enhanced compaction in poorly lithified sandstone and sand. Journal of Geophysical Research:Solid Earth, Vol. 118,1-18, doi: 10.1002/jrgb.50342, August 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, Geophysics, v. 78, no. 5 (September-October 2013), D393–D402. 

Yang, Y., M.D. Zoback, M. Simon and T. Dohmen, URTec 1575434, An Integrated Geomechanical and Microseismic Study of Multi-Well Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in the Bakken Formation, URTeC 1580301, paper presented in Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Denver, CO, U.S.A., 12-14 August 2013.


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. 

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

Zoback, M.D., Managing the seismic risk of wastewater disposal, EARTH, April, 2012, 38-43.

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. 

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. 


Sone, H., Zoback, M.D, Visco-plastic Properties of Shale Gas Reservoir Rocks, ARMA, 11-433, in 5th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium,  San Francisco, California, June 26 - 29,

Yang, Y. and Zoback, M.D., 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.

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.

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.


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.