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2010

*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.

Zoback, M.L. and Zoback, M.D., Lithosphere Stress and Deformation, in Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 6, ed. A. Watts and G. Schubert, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam, 253-274.

*Chiaramonte, L., M.D. Zoback, J. Friedmann and V. Stamp, Seal integrity and feasibility of CO2 sequestration in the Teapot Dome EOR pilot: geomechanical site characterization, Environmental Geology, DOI 10.1007/s00254-007-0948-7.

*Mallman, E.P. and M.D. Zoback, Subsidence in the Louisiana coastal zone due to hydrocarbon production, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 50.

*Mallman, E.P. and M.D. Zoback, Assessing elastic Coulomb stress transfer models using seismicity rates in southern California and southwestern Japan, Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, B03304, DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004076.