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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.

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.

*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.

Natural gas can lead the way, Earth, February issue, p. 86-87. February Issue.

*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.

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.

Zoback, M.D., S. Kitasei and B. Copithorne, Addressing the environmental risks from shale gas development, Worldwatch Institute, 19 pp, 

Zoback, M.D., Climate and intraplate shocks, Nature, v. 466, 568-569.

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.

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.

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.

*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

*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.

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.

*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.

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.

*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.

*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.

*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.

Sleep, N.H. and M.D. Zoback, Did Earthquakes Keep the Early Crust Habitable?, Astrobiology,7 (6), DOI:10.1089/ast.2006.0091.

*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).

*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.

Harms, U., C. Koeberl and M.D. Zoback (eds), Continental Scientific Drilling, (Spring) |er-Verlag, Heidelberg, 366 pp.

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.