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2001

*Finkbeiner, T., M.D. Zoback, P. Flemings and B. Stump, Stress, pore pressure, and dynamically constrained hydrocarbon columns in the South Eugene Island 330 field, northern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Bulletin, v. 85, no. 6, pp. 1007-1031.

*Grollimund, B., M.D. Zoback, D.J. Wiprut, and L. Arnesen. Regional synthesis of stress orientation, pore pressure and least principal stress data in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Petrol. Geoscience, v. 7, pp. 173-180.

*Ito. T., M.D. Zoback and P. Peska, Ito. T., M.D. Zoback and P. Peska, Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress to stabilized wellbores: Theory and practical examples, Petroleum Engineers Drilling and Completions, v. 16, pp. 221-229.

*Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback. Implications of earthquake focal plane mechanisms for the frictional strength of the San Andreas fault. Geological Society of London Spec. Pub., v. 186, pp. 13-21.

*Zoback, M.D. and B. Grollimund, Impact of deglaciation on present-day intraplate seismicity in eastern North America and western Europe, Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 333, pp. 23-33.

*Chery, J., M.D. Zoback and R. Hassani, An integrated mechanical model of the San Andreas fault in central and northern California, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 106, pp. 22051-22061.

* M.D. Zoback, A.W. Chan and J.C. Zinke, Production-induced normal faulting, Proc. 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Wash. D.C., Balkema, Lisse, Netherlands, p. 157-163.

*Zoback, M.D. and J. Zinke, Production-induced normal faulting in the Valhall and Ekofisk oil fields, Pure and Applied Geophysics, v. 159, pp. 403-420.

*Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback. Did deglaciation trigger intraplate seismicity in the New Madrid seismic zone? Geology, v. 29, no. 2, pp. 175-178.

Colmenares, L.B. and M.D. Zoback, Statistical evaluation of six rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data, Proc 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Wash. D.C., Balkema, Lisse, Netherlands, p. 1251-1258.

Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback, Focal mechanism stress inversions in southern California and the strength of the San Andreas fault, Proc. 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas fault system, Goetz Bokelmann and Robert Kovach, ed., Stanford university, p. 268-276.

2000

Hickman, S.H., M.D. Zoback, C.A. Barton, R. Benoit, J. Svitek, and R. Summers. Stress and permeability heterogeneity within the Dixie Valley geothermal reservoir: recent results from well 82-5. Proceedings, Twenty-fifth workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Jan. 24-26, SGP-TR-165.

* Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback. Constraining the full stress tensor in the Visund field, Norwegian North Sea: Application to wellbore stability and sand production. Int'l. J. Rock Mech. & Mining Sci., v. 37, pp. 317-336, 2000.

*Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback. Post glacial lithospheric flexure and induced stresses and pore pressure changes in the northern North Sea. Tectonophysics, v. 327, pp. 61-81.

* Ito, T. and M.D. Zoback. Fracture permeability and in situ stress to 7 km depth in the KTB scientific drillhole. Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 27, pp. 1045-1048.

*Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback. How faulting keeps the crust strong. Geology, v. 28, no. 5, pp. 399-402.

 Zoback, M.D., Strength of the San Andreas. Nature, v. 405, pp. 31-32.

1999

Ito, T., M.D. Zoback, and P. Peska. Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress in extreme drilling environments. In: 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vail Colorado, June 6-9, B. Amadei, R.L. Kranz, G.A. Scott, P.H. Smeallie, pp. 253-259, Balkema, Rotterdam.

Willson, S., N.C. Last, M.D. Zoback, and D. Moos. Drilling in South America: A wellbore stability approach for complex geologic conditions, SPE 53940. In: 1999 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Caracas, Venezuela 21-23 April.

Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback. Earth stress, rock fracture and wellbore failure - Wellbore imaging technologies applied to reservoir geomechanics and environmental engineering. In: Proc. 4th SEG Japan International Symposium, Dec. 1998, Tokyo, pp. 49-56.

 Lund, B. and M.D. Zoback. State of stress to 7 km depth in the Siljan drill holes from observations of drilling-induced tensile wall fractures. Int'l. J. Rock Mech., v. 36, pp. 169-190.

1998

Moos, D., P. Peska, and M.D. Zoback. Predicting the stability of horizontal wells and multi-laterals- the role of in situ stress and rock properties. SPE International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 50386, pp. 315-322.

Grollimund, B., M.D. Zoback, and L. Arneson. Flexurally-induced stresses in the northern North Sea: preliminary comparison of observation and theory. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 47243, pp. 189-198.

Barton, C., S. Hickman, R. Morin, M.D. Zoback, and D. Benoit. Reservoir scale fracture permeability in the Dixie Valley, Nevada geothermal field. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 47371, pp. 315-322.

Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback. High horizontal stress in the Visund field, Norwegian North Sea: Consequences for borehole stability and sand production. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 199-208.

Hickman, S., M.D. Zoback, and R. Benoit. Tectonic controls on fault-zone permeability in a geothermal reservoir at Dixie Valley, Nevada. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 79-88.