Bio


Mark Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative. Dr. Zoback conducts research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics. He is the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press, the author/co-author of 300 technical papers and holder of five patents. In 1996 he co-founded GeoMechanics International, where he was Chairman of the Board until 2008. He currently serves as a Senior Executive Adviser to Baker Hughes. Dr. Zoback has received a number of awards and honors, including the 2006 Emil Wiechert Medal of the German Geophysical Society and the 2008 Walter H. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union. In 2011 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and in 2012 was elected to Honorary Membership of the Society of Exploration Geophysics. He is the 2013 recipient of the Louis Néel Medal, European Geosciences Union and named an Einstein Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2015 he will receive the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award of the AAPG. He served on the National Academy of Energy committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative (2014 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Chairman, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University (1991 - 1997)
  • Chief Branch of Tectonophysics,, U.S. Geological Survey (1981 - 1984)
  • Chief In-Situ Stress Measurement Project, U.S. Geological Survey (1976 - 1980)
  • Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey (1976 - 1984)
  • Visiting Scientist, Rhur University, Bochum, Germany (1975 - 1975)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Associate National Research Council (1975 - 1976)
  • Research Associate, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1975 - 1976)
  • Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey (1973 - 1975)
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University (1971 - 1973)
  • Geophysicist, Amoco Production (1969 - 1971)

Honors & Awards


  • Robert J. Berg Award for Outstanding Research, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2015)
  • Einstein Chair Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013)
  • Louis Neel Medal, European Geosciences Union (2013)
  • Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics (2012)
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering (2011)
  • Elected Fellow, American Rock Mechanics Association (2011)
  • Walter H. Bucher Medal, American Geophysical Union (2008)
  • Emil Wiechert Medal, German Geophysical Society (2006)
  • New Zealand Geophysics Prize for 2006 (with John Townend), New Zealand Geophysics (2006)
  • Named Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2005)
  • School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University (2004)
  • Best of What's New 2004, Popular Science (EarthScope's San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth), Popular Science (2004)
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Arizona Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona (1999)
  • Elected Honorary Fellow, European Union of Geosciences (1999)
  • Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union (1998)
  • Kenneth Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Stanford University, Stanford University (1998)
  • University Fellow, Stanford University (1998)
  • Senior Research Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung (1989)
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985)
  • Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America (1984)
  • National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Research Council (1975)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1998 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1998 - Present)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1984 - Present)
  • Member, Geological Society of America (1983 - Present)
  • Member, Seismological Society of America (1982 - Present)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (1973 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, Crough Lecture, Purdue University (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, AGU (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, AAPG (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Sehlin Lecture, University of Minnesota (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, ASME (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Peking University (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, SPE/SEG Workshop on Induced and Triggered Seismicity (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, EAGE, Amsterdam (2014 - 2014)
  • Special Meeting Participant, USGS/Oklahoma Geological Survey, Induced Seismicity (2014 - 2014)
  • Special Meeting Participant, Ministry of Environment, Bogota, Colombia (2014 - 2014)
  • Invited Speaker, British Geophysical Association (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Calgary, Canada (2013 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, National Agency Hydrocarbons, Bogota Colombia (2013 - 2013)
  • Member, Canadian Academy of Science Committee on Shale Gas Development (2012 - 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, USC, Lyman Handy Lecture (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union Meeting (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, SPE/SEG Workshop on Induced and Triggered Seismicity (2012 - 2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2012 - 2012)
  • President, American Rock Mechanics Association (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Secretary of Energy Committee on Shale Gas Development (2011 - 2012)
  • Earth Science Chair, Program Advisory Committee, DUSEL Program (2010 - 2013)
  • SUES Breadth Requirement Review Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Faculty Senate Steering Committee, Stanford University (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, NAE Committee Investigating Deepwater Horizon Accident (2010 - 2011)
  • Member, NAE Committee on Deepwater Horizon Accident (2010 - 2011)
  • Cuyler Memorial Lecture, University of Texas (2010 - 2010)
  • Distinguised Scientist Lecture, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2010 - 2010)
  • Holmes Lecture, Syracuse University (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Wisconsin (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Univ. S. Carolina (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Unconventional Gas Conference (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, USGS/GCEP Conference on CO2 Seals (2010 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, EUG (2010 - 2010)
  • Review Committee, Netherlands Earth Science (2010 - 2010)
  • Board of Directors, American Rock Mechanics Association (2009 - 2015)
  • Board of Directors, Research Partnership for Secure Energy for America (2009 - 2012)
  • Faculty Senate, Stanford University (2009 - 2011)
  • University Fact Finder, Reappointment Appeal, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, ILP Symposium, Clarmont-Ferrand, France (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, GCEP Annual Meeting (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, ConocoPhillips Workshop on Geomechanics (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Sed. Basin Workshop, Abu Dhabi (2009 - 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, SPE Shale Forum (2009 - 2009)
  • Advisory Board, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona (2008 - 2008)
  • Chair, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Group of USGS (2007 - 2011)
  • Chair, Science of Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (USGS) (2007 - 2011)
  • Geoscience Department Advisory Board, University of Arizona (2007 - 2011)
  • Review Committee, IODP (2006 - 2007)
  • University Capital Planning Group, Stanford University (2004 - 2008)
  • Member University Advisory Board, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • EarthScope Facilities Executive Committee/EarthScope Management Team, EarthScope (2002 - 2008)
  • Chair, Planning and Policy Board, Stanford University (2002 - 2004)
  • Chair, Subcommittee on University Awards, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Science Director, Western Resources Project (2001 - 2005)
  • Provost's Committee on Recreational use of the Dish, Stanford University (2001 - 2004)
  • Earth Systems Review Committee, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Provost's Task Force on College Rankings, Stanford University (2001 - 2001)
  • Member, Begleitende Kommission, Heidelberg Academy of Science, World Stress Map Project (2000 - 2007)
  • Member, DOSECC Board of Directors (2000 - 2006)
  • General Counsel Evaluation Panel, Stanford University (2000 - 2000)
  • Provost Search Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2000)
  • Chair, Science Advisory Group, International Continental Drilling Program (1999 - 2006)
  • Chair, Science Advisory Group, ICDP (1999 - 2006)
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, Stanford University (1999 - 2000)
  • Member, Stanford Communications Council, Stanford University (1999 - 2000)
  • Committee on Committees, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Coordinator, SME, Earth Sciences Track, Stanford University (1996 - 2000)
  • Chair, Committee of 15, Stanford University (1996 - 1998)
  • Member, Earth Systems Steering Committee, Stanford University (1995 - 1998)
  • Chair, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University (1991 - 1997)
  • President, Tectonophysics Section, AGU (1988 - 1989)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D, Stanford University, Geophysics (1975)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Geophysics (1973)
  • B.S., University of Arizona, Geophysics (1969)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
I conduct research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production, the feasibility of long-term geologic storage of CO2 and the occurrence of induced and triggered earthquakes. I was one of the principal investigators of the SAFOD project in which a scientific research well was successfully drilled through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depth. I am the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press, now in its sixth printing. I served on the National Academy of Energy committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection. I currently serve on a Canadian Council of Academies panel investigating the same topic.

Teaching
I teach both undergraduate and graduate students. Reservoir Geomechanics is a graduate class for students in the departments of Geophysics, GES, and ERE, and Tectonophysics, a graduate class for students principally in Geophysics and GES. I co-teach a Freshman class entitled Sustainability and Collapse with Professor Ursula Heise of the English Department. I also help lead two graduate seminars each week and frequently attend and participate in other seminars.

Professional Activities
Member, Canadian Council of Academies Committee on Shale Gas Development (2012-2013); Member, Secretary of Energy Committee on Shale Gas Development (2011-2012); Member, NAE Committee Investigating Deepwater Horizon Accident (2010-2011); President, American Rock Mechanics Association (2011-2013); Member of Board of RPSEA (2010-); Chair, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Group of USGS (2007-2011); Advisory Board, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona (2008-2013); Chair, Stanford Faculty Senate (1999-2000); Chair, Department of Geophysics (1991-97); Chair, Science Advisory Group, ICDP (1999-2006); President, Tectonophysics Section, AGU (1988-89)

2014-15 Courses


Postdoctoral Advisees


All Publications


  • (submitted) Characterizing and Responding to Seismic Risk Associated with Earthquakes Potentially Triggered by Saltwater Disposal and Hydraulic Fracturing Seismo. Research Letters Walters, R. J., Zoback, M. D., Baker, J. W., Beroza, G. C. 2015
  • (submitted) Oklahoma's Recent Earthquakes and Saltwater Disposal Science Advances Walsh, F. R., Zoback, M. D. 2015
  • (in press) Viscoplastic Deformation of the Bakken and Adjacent Formations and its Relation to Hydraulic Fracture Growth ISRM Yang, Y., Zoback, M. D. 2015
  • Viscous relaxation model for predicting least principal stress magnitudes in sedimentary rocks JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. 2014; 124: 416-431
  • The Stress State of the Northwest Geysers, California Geothermal Field, and Implications for Fault-Controlled Fluid Flow BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Boyle, K., Zoback, M. 2014; 104 (5): 2303-2312

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0120130284

    View details for Web of Science ID 000343645700012

  • A scaling law to characterize fault-damage zones at reservoir depths AAPG BULLETIN Johri, M., Zoback, M. D., Hennings, P. 2014; 98 (10): 2057-2079
  • Time-dependent subsidence associated with drainage-induced compaction in Gulf of Mexico shales bounding a severely depleted gas reservoir AAPG BULLETIN Chang, C., Mallman, E., Zoback, M. 2014; 98 (6): 1145-1159
  • Predicting fault damage zones by modeling dynamic rupture propagation and comparison with field observations JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Johri, M., Dunham, E. M., Zoback, M. D., Fang, Z. 2014; 119 (2): 1251-1272
  • The Effect of CO2 Adsorption on Permeability Anisotropy in the Eagle Ford Shale Unconventional Resources Technology Conferece Al Ismail, S., Hol, S., Reece, J. S., Zoback, M. D. 2014
  • Viscoplastic Deformation of Shale Gas Reservoir Rocks and Its Long-Term Effect on the In-Situ State of Stress International Journal Rock Mechanics Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. 2014: 120-132
  • Adsorption of Methane and Carbon Dioxide on Gas Shale and Pure Mineral Samples The Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Res. Heller, R., Zoback, M. D. 2014: 14-24
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Development The Bridge Arent, D., Zoback, M. D. 2014: 16-23
  • The Role of Preexisting Fractures and Faults During Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in the Bakken Formation Interpretation Yang, Y., Zoback, M. D. 2014: SG24-SG39
  • Utilizing ant-tracking to identify slowly slipping faults in the Barnett Shale Unconventional Resources Technology Conference Farghal, N. S., Zoback, M. D. 2014
  • Long-period long-duration seismic events during hydraulic stimulation of shale and tight-gas reservoirs - Part 2: Location and mechanisms GEOPHYSICS Das, I., Zoback, M. D. 2013; 78 (6): KS109-KS117
  • Long-period, long-duration seismic events during hydraulic stimulation of shale and tight-gas reservoirs - Part 1: Waveform characteristics GEOPHYSICS Das, I., Zoback, M. D. 2013; 78 (6): KS97-KS108
  • Mechanical properties of shale-gas reservoir rocks - Part 2: Ductile creep, brittle strength, and their relation to the elastic modulus GEOPHYSICS Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. 2013; 78 (5): D390-D399
  • Frictional properties of shale reservoir rocks JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Kohli, A. H., Zoback, M. D. 2013; 118 (9): 5109-5125

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jgrb.50346

    View details for Web of Science ID 000325553000030

  • Mechanical properties of shale-gas reservoir rocks - Part 1: Static and dynamic elastic properties and anisotropy GEOPHYSICS Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. 2013; 78 (5): D378-D389
  • Experimental Investigation of Matrix Permeability of Gas Shales AAPG Bulletin Heller, R., Vermylen, J., Zoback, M. D. 2013: 975-995
  • An Integrated Geomechanical and Microseismic Study of Multi-Well Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in the Bakken Formation Unconventional Resources Technology Conference Yang, Y., Zoback, M. D., Simon, M., Dohmen, T. 2013
  • Experimental Investigation of Deformation Mechanisms During Shear-Enhanced Compaction in Poorly Lithified Sandstone and Sand Journal Geophys. Res. Skurtveit, E., Torabi, A., Zoback, M. D., Gabrielsen, R. H. 2013
  • The Evolution of Stimulated Reservoir Volume During Hydraulic Stimulation of Shale Gas Formations Unconvetional Resources Technology Conference Johri, M., Zoback, M. D. 2013
  • Response to Juanes et al.: Evidence that earthquake triggering could render long-term carbon storage unsuccessful in many regions, Proc Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Zoback, M. D., Gorelick, S. M. 2013; 109

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1217264109

  • Intraplate earthquakes, regional stress and fault mechanics in the Central and Eastern US and Southeastern Canada TECTONOPHYSICS Hurd, O., Zoback, M. D. 2012; 581: 182-192
  • Modeling evolution of the San Andreas Fault system in northern and central California GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS Popov, A. A., Sobolev, S. V., Zoback, M. D. 2012; 13
  • CO2 sequestration into the Wyodak coal seam of Powder River Basin-Preliminary reservoir characterization and simulation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Dutta, P., Zoback, M. D. 2012; 9: 103-116
  • Regional Stress Orientations and Slip Compatibility of Earthquake Focal Planes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Hurd, O., Zoback, M. D. 2012; 83 (4): 672-679

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0220110122

    View details for Web of Science ID 000311915300008

  • Earthquake triggering and large-scale geologic storage of carbon dioxide PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Zoback, M. D., Gorelick, S. M. 2012; 109 (26): 10164-10168

    Abstract

    Despite its enormous cost, large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) is considered a viable strategy for significantly reducing CO(2) emissions associated with coal-based electrical power generation and other industrial sources of CO(2) [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2005) IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Prepared by Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, eds Metz B, et al. (Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK); Szulczewski ML, et al. (2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109:5185-5189]. We argue here that there is a high probability that earthquakes will be triggered by injection of large volumes of CO(2) into the brittle rocks commonly found in continental interiors. Because even small- to moderate-sized earthquakes threaten the seal integrity of CO(2) repositories, in this context, large-scale CCS is a risky, and likely unsuccessful, strategy for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1202473109

    View details for Web of Science ID 000306291400023

    View details for PubMedID 22711814

  • The importance of slow slip on faults during hydraulic fracturing of a shale gas reservoirs Zoback, M. D., Kohli, A., Das, I., McClure, M. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2012
  • Stimulated Shale Volume Characterization: Multiwell case study from the Horn River Shale Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Hurd, O., Zoback, M. D. 2012
  • Managing the seismic risk of wastewater disposal, EARTH Earth Zoback, M. D. 2012: 38-43
  • A Method To Implement Permeability Anisotropy Associated With Fault Damage Zones in Reservoir Simulation SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING Paul, P., Zoback, M., Hennings, P. 2011; 14 (1): 138-152
  • A coupled geomechanical reservoir simulation analysis of carbon dioxide storage in a saline aquifer in the Ohio River Valley Environmental Geosciences Goodarzi, S., Settari, A., Zoback, M., Keith, D. W. 2011; 18: 189-207
  • Fracture Characterization and Fluid Flow Simulation with Geomechanical Constraints for a CO2-EOR and Sequestration Project Teapot Dome Oil Field, Wyoming, USA 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES Chiaramonte, L., Zoback, M., Friedmann, J., Stamp, V., Zahm, C. 2011; 4: 3973-3980
  • Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault - An Overview of SAFOD's First Five Years Scientific Drilling Zoback, M. D., Hickman, S., Ellsworth, W. 2011; 11: 14-28
  • Visco-plastic properties of shale gas reservoir rocks, ARMA 11-417 Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2011
  • The Effects of Gas Adsorption on Swelling, Visco-plastic Creep and Permeability of Sub-bituminous Coal Yang, Y., Zoback, M. D. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2011
  • Hydraulic fracturing, microseismic magnitudes and stress evolution in the Barnett Shale, Texas, USA, , SPE 140507 Vermylen, J., Zoback, M. D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2011
  • Long-period, long-duration seismic events during hydraulic fracture stimulation of a shale gas reservoir The Leading Edge Das, I., Zoback, M. D. 2011: 778-786
  • Scale-invariant stress orientations and seismicity rates near the San Andreas Fault GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Day-Lewis, A., Zoback, M., Hickman, S. 2010; 37
  • Oscillation of fluid-filled cracks triggered by degassing of CO2 due to leakage along wellbores JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Bohnhoff, M., Zoback, M. D. 2010; 115
  • EARTHQUAKES Climate and intraplate shocks NATURE Zoback, M. D. 2010; 466 (7306): 568-569

    View details for DOI 10.1038/466568a

    View details for Web of Science ID 000280412100040

    View details for PubMedID 20671697

  • Seismic detection of CO2 leakage along monitoring wellbores INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Bohnhoff, M., Zoback, M. D., Chiaramonte, L., Gerst, J. L., Gupta, N. 2010; 4 (4): 687-697
  • Viscous creep in room-dried unconsolidated Gulf of Mexico shale (II): Development of a viscoplasticity model JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Chang, C., Zoback, M. D. 2010; 72 (1-2): 50-55
  • Utilizing observations of borehole failure in deviated wellbores to constrain the full stress tensor in deep wells and mines: Application to two complex case studies ROCK STRESS AND EARTHQUAKES Zoback, M. D., Paul, P., Lucier, A. 2010: 69-76
  • Strength, creep and frictional properties of gas shale reservoir rocks, ARMA 10-463 Sone, H., Zoback, M. D. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2010
  • Laboratory studies of the compressibility and permeability of low-rank coal samples from the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA, ARMA 10-170 Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2010
  • Thermal aspects of geomechanics and induced fracturing in CO2 injection with application to CO2 sequestration in the Ohio River Valley, SPE 139706 Goodarzi, S., Settari, A., Zoback, M., Keith, D. W. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2010
  • Natural gas can lead the way Earth Magazine Zoback, M. 2010: 86-87
  • Addressing the environmental risks from shale gas development Worldwatch Institute Zoback, M. D., Kitasei, S., Copithorne, B. 2010
  • Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault EOS Zoback, M. D., Hickman, S., Ellsworth, W. 2010; 91: 197-198
  • Inverting for creep strain parameters of uncemented reservoir sands using arbitrary stress-strain data, ARMA 10-171 Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2010
  • Viscous creep in room-dried unconsolidated Gulf of Mexico shale (I): Experimental results JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Chang, C., Zoback, M. D. 2009; 69 (3-4): 239-246
  • CO2 storage and enhanced coalbed methane recovery: Reservoir characterization and fluid flow simulations of the Big George coal, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Ross, H. E., Hagin, P., Zoback, M. D. 2009; 3 (6): 773-786
  • Fluid Flow in a Fractured Reservoir Using a Geomechanically Constrained Fault-Zone-Damage Model for Reservoir Simulation Paul, P., Zoback, M., Hennings, P. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2009: 562-575
  • Constraining the far-field in situ stress state near a deep South African gold mine INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Lucier, A. M., Zoback, M. D., Heesakkers, V., Reches, Z., Murphy, S. K. 2009; 46 (3): 555-567
  • Wellbore-Stability Study for the SAFOD Borehole Through the San Andreas Fault Paul, P., Zoback, M. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2008: 394-408
  • Seal integrity and feasibility of CO2 sequestration in the Teapot Dome EOR pilot: geomechanical site characterization ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY Chiaramonte, L., Zoback, M. D., Friedmann, J., Stamp, V. 2008; 54 (8): 1667-1675
  • Assessing the economic feasibility of regional deep saline aquifer CO2 injection and storage: A geomechanics-based workflow applied to the Rose Run sandstone in Eastern Ohio, USA INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL Lucier, A., Zoback, M. 2008; 2 (2): 230-247
  • Constraining the far-field stress state near a deep South African Gold Mine, ARMA 08-141 Lucier, A., Zoback, M. D., Heesakkers, V., Reches, Z. ARMA, American Rock Mechanics Association. 2008
  • Sub-hydrostatic pore pressure in coalbed and sand aquifers of the Powder River Basin, WY and MT, and implications for disposal of coalbed-methane produced water through injection Rocky Mountain Geology Ross, H. E., Zoback, M. D. 2008; 43: 155-169
  • Did earthquakes keep the early crust habitable? ASTROBIOLOGY Sleep, N. H., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 7 (6): 1023-1032

    Abstract

    The shallow habitable region of cratonal crust deforms with a strain rate on the order of approximately 10(19) s(1). This is rapid enough that small seismic events are expected on one-kilometer spatial scales and one-million-year timescales. Rock faulting has the potential to release batches of biological substrate, such as dissolved H(2), permitting transient blooms. In addition, the steady-state deformation of the brittle crust causes numerous small faults to be permeable enough (on the order of approximately 10(15) m(2)) for water to flow on a kilometer scale over relatively short geological times ( approximately 10(5) yr). Hence, active faults act as concentrated niches capable of episodically tapping resources in the bulk volume of the rock. Radiolysis and ferrous iron are potentially bases of sustainable hard-rock niches.

    View details for DOI 10.1089/ast.2006.0091

    View details for Web of Science ID 000252268300013

    View details for PubMedID 18163876

  • Predicting and monitoring long-term compaction in unconsolidated reservoir sands using a dual power law model GEOPHYSICS Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 72 (5): E165-E173
  • Present-day stress field in the Gibraltar Arc (western Mediterranean) JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Fernandez-Ibanez, F., Soto, J. I., Zoback, M. D., Morales, J. 2007; 112 (B8)
  • Application of rate-and-state friction laws to creep compaction of unconsolidated sand under hydrostatic loading conditions JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Hagin, P., Sleep, N. H., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 112 (B5)
  • The role of hydrocarbon production on land subsidence and fault reactivation in the Louisiana coastal zone JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH Chan, A. W., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 23 (3): 771-?

    View details for DOI 10.2112/05-0553

    View details for Web of Science ID 000246820900022

  • Assessing elastic Coulomb stress transfer models using seismicity rates in southern California and southwestern Japan JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Mallman, E. P., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 112 (B3)
  • Stress orientations of Taiwan Chelungpu-Fault Drilling Project (TCDP) hole-A as observed from geophysical logs GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Wu, H., Ma, K., Zoback, M., Boness, N., Ito, H., Hung, J., Hickman, S. 2007; 34 (1)
  • Subsidence in the Louisiana Coastal Zone due to Hydrocarbon Production JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH Mallman, E. P., Zoback, M. D. 2007: 443-448
  • Continental Scientific Drilling edited by Harms, U., Koeberl, C., Zoback, M. D. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 366pp.. 2007
  • The role of fault zone drilling Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 4 Zoback, M. D., Hickman, S., Ellsworth, W. edited by Kanamori, H., Schubert, G. Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam. 2007: 649-674
  • Lithosphere Stress and Deformation Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 6 Zoback, M. L., Zoback, M. D. edited by Watts, A., Schubert, G. Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam. 2007: 253-274
  • Hydraulic fracturing and wellbore completion of coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Implications for water and gas production AAPG BULLETIN Colmenares, L. B., Zoback, M. D. 2007; 91 (1): 51-67
  • Mapping stress and structurally controlled crustal shear velocity anisotropy in California GEOLOGY Boness, N. L., Zoback, M. D. 2006; 34 (10): 825-828

    View details for DOI 10.1130/G22309.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000240920200007

  • A multiscale study of the mechanisms controlling shear velocity anisotropy in the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth GEOPHYSICS Boness, N. L., Zoback, M. D. 2006; 71 (5): F131-F146
  • Testing the use of aeromagnetic data for the determination of Curie depth in California GEOPHYSICS Ross, H. E., Blakely, R. J., Zoback, M. D. 2006; 71 (5): L51-L59

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2335572

    View details for Web of Science ID 000241039700034

  • Empirical relations between rock strength and physical properties in sedimentary rocks JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Chang, C., Zoback, M. D., Khaksar, A. 2006; 51 (3-4): 223-237
  • Stress, strain, and mountain building in central Japan JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Townend, J., Zoback, M. D. 2006; 111 (B3)
  • Geomechanical aspects of CO2 sequestration in a deep saline reservoir in the Ohio River Valley region Environmental Geology Lucier, A., M. D. Zoback, N. Gupta, Ramakrishnan, T. S. 2006; 13: 85-103
  • Wellbore Stability Study for the SAFOD Borehole through the San Andreas Fault: SPE 102781 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Paul, P., Zoback, M. D. 2006
  • Impact of glacially induced stress changes on fault-seal integrity offshore Norway: Reply AAPG BULLETIN Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D. 2005; 89 (2): 275-279
  • Western Resources Project Final Report-Produced Groundwater Associated with Coalbed Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin Wyoming State Geological Survey Report of Investigations #55, 157pp. edited by Zoback, M. D. 2005
  • Geomechanics and the Effectiveness of Wellbore Completion Methods of Coalbed Methane (CBM) Wells in the Powder River Basin: Implications for Water and Gas Production Special Publication of Wyoming State Geological Survey,Report of Investigations #55 Colmenares, L., Zoback, M. D. edited by Zoback, M. D. 2005: 127-157
  • Stress orientations and magnitudes in the SAFOD pilot hole GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Hickman, S., Zoback, M. 2004; 31 (15)
  • Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD Pilot Hole in Parkfield, CA GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Boness, N. L., Zoback, M. D. 2004; 31 (15)
  • Regional tectonic stress near the San Andreas fault in central and southern California GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Townend, J., Zoback, M. D. 2004; 31 (15)
  • A mechanical model of the San Andreas fault and SAFOD pilot hole stress measurements GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Chery, J., Zoback, M. D., Hickman, S. 2004; 31 (15)
  • Introduction to special section: Preparing for the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Hickman, S., Zoback, M., Ellsworth, W. 2004; 31 (12)
  • Viscous deformation of unconsolidated reservoir sands - Part 2: Linear viscoelastic models GEOPHYSICS Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. 2004; 69 (3): 742-751
  • Viscous deformation of unconsolidated sands - Part 1: Time-dependent deformation, frequency dispersion, and attenuation GEOPHYSICS Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. 2004; 69 (3): 731-741
  • Earthquake prediction and the developing world GEOTIMES Zoback, M. 2004; 49 (3): 5-?
  • Viscoplastic deformation in unconsolidated reservoir sands (Part 1): Laboratory observations and time-dependent end cap models, 4-567 Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. American Rock Mechanics Association. 2004
  • Controls on oil and gas distribution in over-pessured reservoirs, SPE/ARMS 04-568 Hippler, S., Finkbeiner, T., Lucier, A., Zoback, M. D. American Rock Mechanics Association. 2004
  • Stress-induced seismic velocity anisotropy and physical properties in the SAFOD Pilot hole in Parkfield, CA, SPE/ARMS 04-540 Boness, N., Zoback, M. D. American Rock Mechanics Association. 2004
  • Why must earthquakes be this devasting? The Washington Post Zoback, M. D. 2004; January 4th: B5
  • Viscoplastic Deformation , Stress and Strain Paths in Unconsolidated Reservoir Sands (Part 2): Field Applications Using Dynamic DARS Analysis Chan, A. W., Hagin, P. N., Zoback, M. D. American Rock Mechanics Association. 2004
  • Determination of stress orientation and magnitude in deep wells INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Zoback, M. D., Barton, C. A., Brudy, M., Castillo, D. A., Finkbeiner, T., Grollimund, B. R., Moos, D. B., Peska, P., Ward, C. D., Wiprut, D. J. 2003; 40 (7-8): 1049-1076
  • Stress field and seismotectonics of northern South America GEOLOGY Colmenares, L., Zoback, M. D. 2003; 31 (8): 721-724
  • Comprehensive wellbore stability analysis utilizing Quantitative Risk Assessment JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Moos, D., Peska, P., Finkbeiner, T., Zoback, M. 2003; 38 (3-4): 97-109
  • Impact of glacially induced stress changes on fault-seal integrity offshore Norway AAPG BULLETIN Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D. 2003; 87 (3): 493-506
  • A case study of hydrocarbon transport along active faults and production-related stress changes in the Monterey Formation, California FRACTURE AND IN-SITU STRESS CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS Chanchani, S. K., Zoback, M. D., Barton, C. 2003; 209: 17-26
  • Fault structure and kinematics of the Long Valley Caldera region, California, revealed by high-accuracy earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanism stress inversions JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Prejean, S., Ellsworth, W., Zoback, M., Waldhauser, F. 2002; 107 (B12)
  • Flow focusing in overpressured sandstones: Theory, observations, and applications AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE Flemings, P. B., Stump, B. B., Finkbeiner, T., Zoback, M. 2002; 302 (10): 827-855
  • A statistical evaluation of intact rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data for five different rocks INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Colmenares, L. B., Zoback, M. D. 2002; 39 (6): 695-729
  • Discrimination of natural fractures from drilling-induced wellbore failures in wellbore image data-implications for reservoir permeability Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2002: 249-254
  • Steady-state failure equilibrium and deformation of intraplate lithosphere INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW Zoback, M. D., Townend, J., Grollimund, B. 2002; 44 (5): 383-401
  • Fault reactivation, leakage potential, and hydrocarbon column heights in the northern North Sea Hydrocarbon Seal Quantification Wiprut, D., Zoback, M. D. edited by Koestler, A. G., Hunsdale, R. Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF), Special Publication No. 11, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 263 pp.. 2002
  • State of Stress in Earth's Lithosphere Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology Zoback, M. D., Zoback, M. L. edited by Lee, W. K. 2002: 81a, 559-568
  • Stress in the Earth's Lithosphere Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Third Edition Zoback, M. D., Zoback, M. L. Academic Press. 2002: 143-154
  • Wellbore Imaging Technologies Applied to Reservoir Geomechanics and Environmental Engineering Geological Applications of Well Logs Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. edited by Lovell, M., Parkinson, N. 2002: 229-239
  • Deformation analysis in reservoir space (DARS): A simple formalism for prediction of reservoir deformation with depletion Chan, A. W., Zoback Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2002
  • Production-induced normal faulting in the Valhall and Ekofisk oil fields PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Zoback, M. D., Zinke, J. C. 2002; 159 (1-3): 403-420
  • Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress to stabilize wellbores: Theory and practical examples SPE DRILLING & COMPLETION Ito, T., Zoback, M. D., Peska, P. 2001; 16 (4): 221-229
  • An integrated mechanical model of the San Andreas fault in central and northern California JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Chery, J., Zoback, M. D., Hassani, R. 2001; 106 (B10): 22051-22066
  • Feasibility study of the stability of openhole multilaterals, Cook Inlet, Alaska Moos, D., Zoback, M. D., Bailey, L. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2001: 140-145
  • Impact of deglaciation on present-day intraplate seismicity in eastern North America and western Europe Zoback, M. D., Grollimund, B. ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER. 2001: 23-33
  • Implications of hydrostatic pore pressures and high crustal strength for the deformation of intraplate lithosphere Zoback, M. D., Townend, J. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2001: 19-30
  • Stress, pore pressure, and dynamically constrained hydrocarbon columns in the South Eugene Island 330 field, northern Gulf of Mexico AAPG BULLETIN Finkbeiner, T., Zoback, M., Flemings, P., Stump, B. 2001; 85 (6): 1007-1031
  • Stress orientation, pore pressure and least principal stress in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D., Wiprut, D. J., Arnesen, L. 2001; 7 (2): 173-180
  • Did deglaciation trigger intraplate seismicity in the New Madrid seismic zone? GEOLOGY Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D. 2001; 29 (2): 175-178
  • How faulting keeps the crust strong: Reply GEOLOGY Townend, J., Zoback, M. D. 2001; 29 (2): 190-190
  • Statistical evaluation of six rock failure criteria constrained by polyaxial test data ROCK MECHANICS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST, VOLS 1 AND 2 Colmenares, L. B., Zoback, M. D. 2001: 1251-1258
  • Focal mechanism stress inversions in southern California and the strength of the San Andreas fault Townend, J., Zoback, M. D. edited by Bokelmann, G., Kovach, R. 2001: 268-276
  • Production-induced normal faulting ROCK MECHANICS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST, VOLS 1 AND 2 Zoback, M. D., Chan, A. W., Zinke, J. C. 2001: 157-163
  • Implications of earthquake focal mechanisms for the frictional strength of the San Andreas fault system NATURE AND TECTONIC SIGNIFICANCE OF FAULT ZONE WEAKENING Townend, J., Zoback, M. D. 2001; 186: 13-21
  • Post glacial lithospheric flexure and induced stresses and pore pressure changes in the northern North Sea TECTONOPHYSICS Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D. 2000; 327 (1-2): 61-81
  • Structure-related and stress-induced shear-wave velocity anisotropy: Observations from microearthquakes near the Calaveras fault in central California BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Zinke, J. C., Zoback, M. D. 2000; 90 (5): 1305-1312
  • Fault reactivation and fluid flow along a previously dormant normal fault in the northern North Sea GEOLOGY Wiprut, D., Zoback, M. D. 2000; 28 (7): 595-598
  • Earth science - Strength of the San Andreas NATURE Zoback, M. D. 2000; 405 (6782): 31-32
  • Fracture permeability and in situ stress to 7 km depth in the KTB Scientific Drillhole GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ito, T., Zoback, M. D. 2000; 27 (7): 1045-1048
  • Stress and permeability heterogeneity within the Dixie Valley geothermal reservoir: recent results from well 82-5 Hickman, S. H., Zoback, M. D., Barton, C. A., Benoit, R., Svitek, J., Summers, R. Stanford University. 2000
  • Constraining the stress tensor in the Visund field: Norwegian North Sea: Application to wellbore stability and sand production Wiprut, D., Zoback, M. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2000: 317-336
  • Orientation and magnitude of in situ stress to 6.5 km depth in the Baltic Shield INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Lund, B., Zoback, M. D. 1999; 36 (2): 169-190
  • Drilling-induced tensile wall-fractures: implications for determination of in-situ stress orientation and magnitude INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Brudy, M., Zoback, M. D. 1999; 36 (2): 191-215
  • Earth stress, rock fracture and wellbore failure - Wellbore imaging technologies applied to reservoir geomechanics and environmental engineering Proceedings of the 4th SEG Japan International Symposium, Dec. 1998, Tokyo Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. 1999: 49-56
  • Drilling in South America: A wellbore stability approach for complex geologic conditions, SPE 53940 Willson, S., Last, N. C., Zoback, M. D., Moos, D. 1999
  • Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress in extreme drilling environments ROCK MECHANICS FOR INDUSTRY, VOLS 1 AND 2 Ito, T., Zoback, M. D., Peska, P. 1999: 253-259
  • Fault-controlled hydrocarbon pathways in the Monterey Formation, California AAPG BULLETIN Dholakia, S. K., Aydin, A., Pollard, D. D., Zoback, M. D. 1998; 82 (8): 1551-1574
  • Flexurally-induced stresses in the northern North Sea: preliminary comparison of observation and theory, SPE 47243 Grollimund, B., Zoback, M. D., Arneson, L. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 189-198
  • Reservoir scale fracture permeability in the Dixie Valley, Nevada geothermal field, SPE 47371 Barton, C., Hickman, S., Morin, R., Zoback, M. D., Benoit, D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 315-322
  • Predicting the stability of horizontal wells and multi-laterals: the role of in situ stress and rock properties, SPE 50386 Moos, D., Peska, P., Zoback, M. D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 315-322
  • Viscous rheology and the state of stress in unconsolidated sands Chang, C., Zoback, M. D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 465-474
  • In-situ stress and pore pressure in the South Eugene Island field, Gulf of Mexico Finkbeiner, T., Zoback, M. D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 69-78
  • Tectonic controls on fault-zone permeability in a geothermal reservoir at Dixie Valley, Nevada Hickman, S., Zoback, M. D., Benoit, R. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 79-88
  • High horizontal stress in the Visund field, Norwegian North Sea: Consequences for borehole stability and sand production Wiprut, D., Zoback, M. D. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1998: 199-208
  • Drilling-induced tensile fractures: formation and constraints on the full stress tensor Mechanics of Jointed and Faulted Rock Peska, P., Zoback, M. D. edited by Rossmanith, H. P., Balkema, A. A. Brookfield, Vermont. 1998: 331-337
  • Relationships among in-situ stress, fractures and faults, and fluid flow: Monterey formation, Santa Maria basin, California AAPG BULLETIN Finkbeiner, T., Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. 1997; 81 (12): 1975-1999
  • Injection-induced earthquakes and crustal stress at 9 km depth at the KTB deep drilling site, Germany JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Zoback, M. D., Harjes, H. P. 1997; 102 (B8): 18477-18491
  • Estimation of the complete stress tensor to 8 km depth in the KTB scientific drill holes: Implications for crustal strength JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Brudy, M., Zoback, M. D., Fuchs, K., Rummel, F., Baumgartner, J. 1997; 102 (B8): 18453-18475
  • Lithospheric strength and intraplate seismicity in the new Madrid seismic zone TECTONICS Liu, L. B., Zoback, M. D. 1997; 16 (4): 585-595
  • Analysis of borehole televiewer measurements in the Vorotilov drillhole, Russia - first results Huber, K., Fuchs, K., Palmer, J., Roth, F., Khakhaev, B. N., VanKin, L. E., Pevzner, L. A., Hickman, S., Moos, D., Zoback, M. D., Schmitt, D. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 1997: 261-272
  • FLUID-FLOW ALONG POTENTIALLY ACTIVE FAULTS IN CRYSTALLINE ROCK GEOLOGY Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D., Moos, D. 1995; 23 (8): 683-686
  • COMPRESSIVE AND TENSILE FAILURE OF INCLINED WELL BORES AND DETERMINATION OF IN-SITU STRESS AND ROCK STRENGTH JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Peska, P., Zoback, M. D. 1995; 100 (B7): 12791-12811
  • IN-SITU STRESS AND ROCK STRENGTH IN THE GBRN/DOE PATHFINDER WELL, SOUTH EUGENE ISLAND, GULF-OF-MEXICO JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY Zoback, M. D., Peska, P. 1995; 47 (7): 582-585
  • SYSTEMATIC STRESS VARIATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN SAN-JOAQUIN VALLEY AND ALONG THE WHITE-WOLF FAULT - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE RUPTURE MECHANICS OF THE 1952 M(S)-7.8 KERN COUNTY EARTHQUAKE AND CONTEMPORARY SEISMICITY JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Castillo, D. A., Zoback, M. D. 1995; 100 (B4): 6249-6264
  • Observations of borehole breakouts and tensile wall-fractures in deviated boreholes: A technique to constrain in situ stress and rock strength Peska, P., Zoback, M. D. A A BALKEMA. 1995: 319-325
  • In situ stress and permeability in fractured and faulted crystalline rock Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D., Moos, D. A A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS. 1995: 381-386
  • In-situ stress and fracture permeability in the Long Valley Caldera Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D., Moos, D., Sass, J. H. A A BALKEMA. 1995: 225-229
  • THE ORIGIN OF SEDIMENTARY BASINS - A STATUS-REPORT FROM THE TASK-FORCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LITHOSPHERE PROGRAM MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY Cloetingh, S., Sassi, W., Stephenson, R. A., Zoback, M. D., Quinlan, G. D., Walsh, J. J., Vilotte, J. P., Robinson, A. G., BENAVRAHAM, Z., Larsen, H. C., VANHOORN, B., Bois, C., Larsen, B. T., Horvath, F., LOBKOVSKY, L. L., Banda, E., Stel, H., Melosh, J., Ranalli, G., Skogseid, J., Puigdefabregas, C., Nikishin, A. 1994; 11 (6): 659-683
  • SYSTEMATIC VARIATIONS IN STRESS STATE IN THE SOUTHERN SAN-JOAQUIN VALLEY - INFERENCES BASED ON WELL-BORE DATA AND CONTEMPORARY SEISMICITY AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS Castillo, D. A., Zoback, M. D. 1994; 78 (8): 1257-1275
  • STRESS PERTURBATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE FAULTS PENETRATED BY BOREHOLES - POSSIBLE EVIDENCE FOR NEAR-COMPLETE STRESS DROP AND A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR STRESS MAGNITUDE MEASUREMENT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. 1994; 99 (B5): 9373-9390
  • TOWARDS ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONTINENTAL SCIENTIFIC DRILLING PROGRAM TERRA NOVA Zoback, M. D., Emmerman, R. 1994; 6 (1): 3-4
  • NEAR-SURFACE, THIN SKIN REVERSE FAULTING STRESSES IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED-STATES Moos, D., Zoback, M. D. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 1993: 965-971
  • COMPRESSIVE AND TENSILE FAILURE OF BOREHOLES ARBITRARILY-INCLINED TO PRINCIPAL STRESS AXES - APPLICATION TO THE KTB BOREHOLES, GERMANY Brudy, M., Zoback, M. D. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 1993: 1035-1038
  • STRESSES IN THE LITHOSPHERE AND SEDIMENTARY BASIN FORMATION TECTONOPHYSICS Zoback, M. D., Stephenson, R. A., Cloetingh, S., Larsen, B. T., VANHOORN, B., Robinson, A., Horvath, F., Puigdefabregas, C., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1993; 226 (1-4): 1-13
  • UPPER-CRUSTAL STRENGTH INFERRED FROM STRESS MEASUREMENTS TO 6 KM DEPTH IN THE KTB BOREHOLE NATURE Zoback, M. D., Apel, R., Baumgartner, J., Brudy, M., Emmermann, R., Engeser, B., Fuchs, K., Kessels, W., RISCHMULLER, H., Rummel, F., Vernik, L. 1993; 365 (6447): 633-635
  • EVIDENCE FOR A WEAK INTERPLATE THRUST-FAULT ALONG THE NORTHERN JAPAN SUBDUCTION ZONE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MECHANICS OF THRUST FAULTING AND FLUID EXPULSION GEOLOGY Magee, M. E., Zoback, M. D. 1993; 21 (9): 809-812
  • STATE OF STRESS IN THE LONG VALLEY CALDERA, CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY Moos, D., Zoback, M. D. 1993; 21 (9): 837-840
  • INFILTRATION EFFECTS IN THE TENSILE RUPTURE OF THIN-WALLED CYLINDERS OF GLASS AND GRANITE - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING BREAKDOWN EQUATION INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES & GEOMECHANICS ABSTRACTS Schmitt, D. R., Zoback, M. D. 1993; 30 (3): 289-303
  • EVIDENCE FOR NEAR-FRICTIONLESS FAULTING IN THE 1989 (M-6.9) LOMA-PRIETA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE AND ITS AFTERSHOCKS GEOLOGY Zoback, M. D., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 21 (2): 181-185
  • MECHANISM DIVERSITY OF THE LOMA-PRIETA AFTERSHOCKS AND THE MECHANICS OF MAINSHOCK-AFTERSHOCK INTERACTION SCIENCE Beroza, G. C., Zoback, M. D. 1993; 259 (5092): 210-213

    Abstract

    The diverse aftershock sequence of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake is inconsistent with conventional models of mainshock-aftershock interaction because the aftershocks do not accommodate mainshock-induced stress changes. Instead, the sense of slip of the aftershocks is consistent with failure in response to a nearly uniaxial stress field in which the maximum principal stress acts almost normal to the mainshock fault plane. This orientation implies that (i) stress drop in the mainshock was nearly complete, (ii) mainshock-induced decreases of fault strength helped were important in controlling the occurrence of after-shocks, and (iii) mainshock rupture was limited to those sections of the fault with preexisting shear stress available to drive fault slip.

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  • RAPID INTRAPLATE STRAIN ACCUMULATION IN THE NEW MADRID SEISMIC ZONE SCIENCE Liu, L. B., Zoback, M. D., Segall, P. 1992; 257 (5077): 1666-1669

    Abstract

    Remeasurement of a triangulation network in the southern part of the New Madrid seismic zone with the Global Positioning System has revealed rapid crustal strain accumulation since the 1950s. This area experienced three large (moment magnitudes >8) earthquakes in 1811 to 1812. The orientation and sense of shear is consistent with right-lateral strike slip motion along a northeast-trending fault zone (as indicated by current seismicity). Detection of crustal strain accumulation may be a useful discriminant for identifying areas where potentially damaging intraplate earthquakes may occur despite the absence of large earthquakes during historic time.

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    View details for PubMedID 17841164

  • ANALYSIS OF STRESS-INDUCED WELLBORE BREAKOUTS IN AN ARBITRARILY ORIENTED TECTONIC STRESS-FIELD JSME INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL SERIES I-SOLID MECHANICS STRENGTH OF MATERIALS Ito, T., Hayashi, K., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 35 (3): 265-270
  • TRANSFORM-NORMAL EXTENSION AND ASYMMETRIC BASINS - AN ALTERNATIVE TO PULL-APART MODELS GEOLOGY BENAVRAHAM, Z., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 20 (5): 423-426
  • INSITU STRESS MEASUREMENTS TO 3.5 KM DEPTH IN THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH BOREHOLE - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MECHANICS OF CRUSTAL FAULTING JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Zoback, M. D., Healy, J. H. 1992; 97 (B4): 5039-5057
  • STRESS ORIENTATION PROFILE TO 3.5 KM DEPTH NEAR THE SAN-ANDREAS FAULT AT CAJON PASS, CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Shamir, G., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 97 (B4): 5059-5080
  • INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL SECTION ON THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC DRILLING PROJECT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Zoback, M. D., Lachenbruch, A. H. 1992; 97 (B4): 4991-4994
  • THE EFFECT OF TOPOGRAPHY ON THE STATE OF STRESS IN THE CRUST - APPLICATION TO THE SITE OF THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC DRILLING PROJECT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Liu, L. B., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 97 (B4): 5095-5108
  • ESTIMATION OF MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL PRINCIPAL STRESS MAGNITUDE FROM STRESS-INDUCED WELL BORE BREAKOUTS IN THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH BOREHOLE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Vernik, L., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 97 (B4): 5109-5119
  • SELF-SIMILAR DISTRIBUTION AND PROPERTIES OF MACROSCOPIC FRACTURES AT DEPTH IN CRYSTALLINE ROCK IN THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC DRILL HOLE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 97 (B4): 5181-5200
  • DIMINISHED PORE PRESSURE IN LOW-POROSITY CRYSTALLINE ROCK UNDER TENSIONAL FAILURE - APPARENT STRENGTHENING BY DILATANCY JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Schmitt, D. R., Zoback, M. D. 1992; 97 (B1): 273-288
  • A STRESS MEASUREMENT PROFILE TO MIDCRUSTAL DEPTH IN KTB SCIENTIFIC DRILLING PROJECT, SOUTHEASTERN GERMANY - SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES Fuchs, K., Zoback, M. D., Rummel, F. 1991; 337 (1645): 25-28
  • STATE OF STRESS AND CRUSTAL DEFORMATION ALONG WEAK TRANSFORM FAULTS PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES Zoback, M. D. 1991; 337 (1645): 141-150
  • UTILIZATION OF OBSERVATIONS OF WELL BORE FAILURE TO CONSTRAIN THE ORIENTATION AND MAGNITUDE OF CRUSTAL STRESSES - APPLICATION TO CONTINENTAL, DEEP-SEA DRILLING PROJECT, AND OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM BOREHOLES JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH AND PLANETS Moos, D., Zoback, M. D. 1990; 95 (B6): 9305-9325
  • INTERPRETATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING PRESSURE TIME RECORDS USING INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS-METHODS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES & GEOMECHANICS ABSTRACTS Baumgartner, J., Zoback, M. D. 1989; 26 (6): 461-469
  • POROELASTIC EFFECTS IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL PRINCIPAL STRESS IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TESTS - A PROPOSED BREAKDOWN EQUATION EMPLOYING A MODIFIED EFFECTIVE STRESS RELATION FOR TENSILE FAILURE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES & GEOMECHANICS ABSTRACTS Schmitt, D. R., Zoback, M. D. 1989; 26 (6): 499-506
  • GLOBAL PATTERNS OF TECTONIC STRESS NATURE Zoback, M. L., Zoback, M. D., Adams, J., Assumpcao, M., Bell, S., Bergman, E. A., Blumling, P., Brereton, N. R., Denham, D., Ding, J., Fuchs, K., Gay, N., Gregersen, S., Gupta, H. K., Gvishiani, A., Jacob, K., Klein, R., Knoll, P., Magee, M., Mercier, J. L., Muller, B. C., Paquin, C., Rajendran, K., Stephansson, O., Suarez, G., Suter, M., Udias, A., Xu, Z. H., Zhizhin, M. 1989; 341 (6240): 291-298
  • INSITU STRESS, CRUSTAL STRAIN, AND SEISMIC HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN EASTERN NORTH-AMERICA ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Zoback, M. D., Zoback, M. L. 1989; 558: 54-71
  • THE STYLE OF LATE CENOZOIC DEFORMATION AT THE EASTERN-FRONT OF THE CALIFORNIA COAST RANGES TECTONICS Wentworth, C. M., Zoback, M. D. 1989; 8 (2): 237-246
  • CONTRIBUTION OF INSITU MEASUREMENTS OF ELECTRICAL-RESISTIVITY TO THE STUDY OF FRACTURES AND CRUSTAL STRESSES - THE EXAMPLE OF THE CAJON PASS DRILLHOLE IN THE VICINITY OF THE SAN-ANDREAS FAULT, CALIFORNIA COMPTES RENDUS DE L ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES SERIE II Pezard, P. A., Luthi, S. M., Anderson, R. N., OLLIER, G. R., Zoback, M. D. 1989; 308 (5): 509-514
  • EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SEISMIC VELOCITY, EFFECTIVE PRESSURE, POROSITY, AND CLAY CONTENT IN SANDSTONE GEOPHYSICS EBERHARTPHILLIPS, D., Han, D. H., Zoback, M. D. 1989; 54 (1): 82-89
  • EFFECTS OF ROCK ELASTIC AND STRENGTH PROPERTIES IN ESTIMATION OF THE STATE OF STRESS AT DEPTH ROCK AT GREAT DEPTH, VOL 2 Vernik, L., Zoback, M. D. 1989: 1033-1040
  • HYDRAULIC FRACTURING INSITU STRESS MEASUREMENTS TO 2.1 KM DEPTH AT CAJON PASS, CALIFORNIA GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Healy, J. H., Zoback, M. D. 1988; 15 (9): 1005-1008
  • THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC DRILLING EXPERIMENT - OVERVIEW OF PHASE-1 GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Zoback, M. D., SILVER, L. T., Henyey, T., Thatcher, W. 1988; 15 (9): 933-936
  • INSITU STRESS ORIENTATION NEAR THE SAN-ANDREAS FAULT - PRELIMINARY-RESULTS TO 2.1 KM DEPTH FROM THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC DRILLHOLE GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Shamir, G., Zoback, M. D., Barton, C. A. 1988; 15 (9): 989-992
  • INSITU PERMEABILITY AND FLUID PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS AT APPROXIMATELY 2-KM DEPTH IN THE CAJON PASS RESEARCH WELL GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Coyle, B. J., Zoback, M. D. 1988; 15 (9): 1029-1032
  • DETERMINATION OF INSITU STRESS ORIENTATION FROM BOREHOLE GUIDED-WAVES JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH AND PLANETS Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D. 1988; 93 (B7): 7834-7844
  • INSITU STRESS ORIENTATION AND MAGNITUDE AT THE FENTON GEOTHERMAL SITE, NEW MEXICO, DETERMINED FROM WELLBORE BREAKOUTS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Barton, C. A., Zoback, M. D., Burns, K. L. 1988; 15 (5): 467-470
  • LISTRIC NORMAL FAULTING, STRESS REFRACTION, AND THE STATE OF STRESS IN THE GULF-COAST BASIN GEOLOGY Bradshaw, G. A., Zoback, M. D. 1988; 16 (3): 271-274
  • NEW EVIDENCE ON THE STATE OF STRESS OF THE SAN-ANDREAS FAULT SYSTEM SCIENCE Zoback, M. D., Zoback, M. L., Mount, V. S., Suppe, J., EATON, J. P., Healy, J. H., Oppenheimer, D., REASENBERG, P., Jones, L., RALEIGH, C. B., Wong, I. G., Scotti, O., Wentworth, C. 1987; 238 (4830): 1105-1111

    Abstract

    Contemporary in situ tectonic stress indicators along the San Andreas fault system in central California show northeast-directed horizontal compression that is nearly perpendicular to the strike of the fault. Such compression explains recent uplift of the Coast Ranges and the numerous active reverse faults and folds that trend nearly parallel to the San Andreas and that are otherwise unexplainable in terms of strike-slip deformation. Fault-normal crustal compression in central California is proposed to result from the extremely low shear strength of the San Andreas and the slightly convergent relative motion between the Pacific and North American plates. Preliminary in situ stress data from the Cajon Pass scientific drill hole (located 3.6 kilometers northeast of the San Andreas in southern California near San Bernardino, California) are also consistent with a weak fault, as they show no right-lateral shear stress at approximately 2-kilometer depth on planes parallel to the San Andreas fault.

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