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Paul, P. and M.D. Zoback, Wellbore Stability Study for the SAFOD Borehole through the San Andreas Fault: SPE 102781, 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., 24-27 September 2006.


Colmenares, L. and M.D. Zoback, Geomechanics and the Effectiveness of Wellbore Completion Methods of Coalbed Methane (CBM) Wells in the Powder River Basin: Implications for Water and Gas Production, in Special Publication of Wyoming Geological Survey,Report of Investigations 55, ed. M.D. Zoback, Chapter 6, pp. 127-157.

*Grollimund, B. and M.D. Zoback, Impact of glacially-induced stress changes on fault seal integrity: Offshore Norway: Reply, AAPG Bull., 89, 275-279.


*Townend, J. and M.D. Zoback, Regional tectonic stress near the San Andreas fault in central and southern California, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L15S11.

*Chery, J., M.D. Zoback and S. Hickman, A mechanical model of the San Andreas fault and SAFOD pilot hole stress measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L15S13.

*Boness, N. and M.D. Zoback, Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD pilot hole in Parkfield, CA., Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L15S17.

*Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous deformation of unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part I): Time-dependent deformation, frequency dispersion and attenuation, Geophysics, Vol. 69, No. 3(May-June 2004); P. 731-741.

*Hagin, P.N. and M.D. Zoback, Viscous deformation of unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part II): Linear viscoelastic models, Geophysics, Vol. 69, No. 3 (May-June 2004); P. 742-751.

Zoback, M.D., Why must earthquakes be this devastating?,in Outlook, The Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2004, p. B5.

*Hickman, S. and M.D. Zoback, Stress orientations and magnitudes in the SAFOD pilot hole, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, no. 12 and 15, L15S12.

Boness, N. and M.D. Zoback, Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD Pilot hole in Parkfield, CA, SPE/ARMS 04-540, June 5-9,2004, Houston, Texas.

Chan, A.W., Hagin, P.N. and Zoback, M.D., Viscoplastic Deformation, Stress and Strain Paths in Unconsolidated Reservoir Sands (Part 2): Field Applications Using Dynamic DARS Analysis, ARMA/NARMS 04-568, Presented at Gulf Rocks 2004, 6th North America Rock Mechanics Symposium (NARMS), Houston, TX June 5-9,2004

*Hickman, S., M.D. Zoback and W. Ellsworth, Introduction to special section: Preparing for the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, no. 15, L12S01.

Hippler, S., T. Finkbeiner, A. Lucier and M.D. Zoback, Controls on oil and gas distribution in over-pessured reservoirs, SPE/ARMS 04-568, June 5-9, 2004, Houston, TX.


*Moos, D., P. Peska, T. Finkbeiner and M.D. Zoback, Comprehensive wellbore stability analysis using quantitative risk assessment, Jour. Petrol. Sci. and Eng., Spec. Issue on Wellbore Stability, eds. Bernt S. Aadnoy, and Seehong Ong, 38, 97-109.

Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback, Wellbore Imaging Technologies Applied to Reservoir Geomechanics and Environmental Engineering in Geological Applications of Well Logs, M. Lovell and N. Parkinson eds., AAPG Methods in Exploration, No. 13, 229-239

*Grollimund, B., and M.D. Zoback, Impact of glacially-induced stress changes on fault seal integrity offshore Norway, in: Davies, R., Handschy, J. eds., AAPG Bull. 87 (3), 493-506.

*Prejean, S., W. Ellsworth, M.D. Zoback and F. Waldhauser, Fault structure and kinematics of the Long Valley caldera region, CA, revealed by high-accuracy earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanism inversions, Jour. Geophys. Res., 107, no. B. 12, ESE 9-1 to 9-19.

*Colmenares, L. and M.D. Zoback, Stress field and seismotectonics of northern South America, Geology, 31, 721-724.

*Zoback, M.D., C.A. Barton, M. Brudy, D.A. Castillo, T. Finkbeiner, B.R. Grollimund, D. B. Moos, P. Peska, C.D. Ward, D.J. Wiprut, Determination of stress orientation and magnitude in deep wells, Int'l Jour. Rock Mech. and Mining Sciences, 40, 1049-1076.


*Colmenares, L.B. and M.D. Zoback, A statistical evaluation of rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data for five different rocks, International Jour. Rock Mech. Min. Sci., 39, 695-729.

Zoback, M.D. and M.L. Zoback, Stress in the Earth's Lithosphere, in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Third Edition, Academic Press, 16, 143-154.

*Flemings, P., B.B. Stump, T. Finkbeiner and M.D. Zoback, Overpressure and flow-focusing in the South Eugene Island field (offshore Louisiana): Theory, examples and implications, American Journal of Science, 302, 827-855.

Barton, C.A. and M.D. Zoback, Discrimination of Natural Fractures From Drilling-Induced Wellbore Failures in Wellbore Image Data--Implications for Reservoir Permeability, SPE 78599, in ""SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering"", June 2002, 249-254.

Wiprut, D. and M.D. Zoback, Fault reactivation, leakage potential, and hydrocarbon column heights in the northern North Sea, in Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification, A.G. Koestler, R. Hunsdale, eds., Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication No. 11, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 263 pp.

*Zoback, M.D., J. Townend and B. Grollimund, Steady-state failure equilibrium and deformation of intraplate lithosphere, International Geological Review, 44, 383-401.