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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

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.

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.