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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.


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,