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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.

Xu, Shaochuan, and Zoback, M.D. 2015. Analysis of stress variations with depth in the Permian Basin Spraberry/Dean/Wolfcamp Shale. ARMA American Rock Mechanics Association 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, 28 June–1 July 2015, paper 15-189.

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.

Heller, Robert, and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Adsorption of Methane and Carbon Dioxide on Gas Shale and Pure Mineral SamplesThe Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Research 8:14-24 .

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

Johri, Madhur, E. M. Dunham, M. D. Zoback, and Z. Fang. 2014. Predicting fault damage zones by modeling dynamic rupture propagation and comparison with field observationsJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119, doi:10.1002/ 2013JB010335. 

Johri, Madhur, Zoback, M. D., and Hennings, P. 2014. A scaling law to characterize fault-damage zones at reservoir depths AAPG Bulletin 98(10):2057–2079

Maharramov, Musa, and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Monitoring of Cyclic Steam Stimulation by Inversion of Surface Tilt Measurements. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1.

Reece, Julia S., Zoback, M.D., and Kohli, A.H. 2014. Effect of Shear Slip on Fault Permeability in Shale Reservoir Rocks. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1.

Sone, Hiroki, and Zoback, M.D. 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 69:120–132.

Sone, H., and Zoback, M. D. 2014. Viscous relaxation model for predicting least principal stress magnitudes in sedimentary rocks Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering124: 416-431

Walters, Randi J., Zoback, M.D., Gupta, A., Baker, J., and Beroza, G.C. 2014. A Site Characterization Protocol for Evaluating the Potential for Triggered or Induced Seismicity Resulting from Wastewater Injection and Hydraulic Fracturing. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1:4443

Yang, Yi, and M. D. Zoback. 2014. The role of preexisting fractures and faults during multistage hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken FormationInterpretation 2(3):SG25SG39.

Yang, Yi, and Zoback, M.D. 2014. Interpretation of Unusual out-of-Zone Microseismicity in the Bakken Formation. SEG Annual Meeting

Zoback, Mark D., and D. J., Arent. 2014. Shale Gas Development Opportunities and Challenges. The Bridge 44(1):16–23.

Zoback, Mark D., Sone, H., Kohli, A.H., and Heller, R.J. 2014. The Impacts of Rock Composition and Properties on the Ability to Stimulate Production of Ultra-Low Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs Through Hydraulic Fracturing. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1:1.

Zoback, Mark D., Alt, R.C., II, Walsh, F.R., and Walters, R.J. 2014. Managing the Risk of Triggered Seismicity: Can We Identify (and Avoid) Potentially Active Faults?-A Practical Case Study in Oklahoma. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1:5.