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2000

* 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

Lund, B., and Zoback, M.D. 1999. Orientation and magnitude of in situ stress to 6.5 km depth in the Baltic Shield. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 36:169–190.

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.

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.

Peska, P. and M.D. Zoback. Drilling-induced tensile fractures: formation and constraints on the full stress tensor. In "Mechanics of Jointed and Faulted Rock," eds., H.P. Rossmanith, A.A. Balkema, Brookfield, Vermont, pp. 331-337.

Finkbeiner, T. and M.D. Zoback. In-situ stress and pore pressure in the South Eugene Island field, Gulf of Mexico. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 69-78.

Chang, C. and M.D. Zoback. Viscous rheology and the state of stress in unconsolidated sands. SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., pp. 465-474.

*Dholakia, S.K., A. Aydin, D. Pollard, and M.D. Zoback. Development of fault-controlled hydrocarbon migration pathways in the Monterey formation, California. AAPG Bull., v. 82, pp. 1551-1574.

1997

Moos, D., M.D. Zoback, and L. Bailey. Feasibility study of the stability of openhole multilaterals, Cook inlet, Alaska. In: SPE Mid-Continent Operations Symposium held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 28-31 March, Soc. of Petroleum Eng., Richardson, TX., SPE 52186.