Notable SDI Papers

2019 Best Recent Paper | Award, AAPG Petroleum Structure & Geomechanics Division. Marrett, Gale, Gomez, Laubach: Correlation analysis of fracture arrangement in space (2018) | view

2006 Classics in Oil, Petroleum & Natural Gas | According to Google Scholar citations, a project paper by Ortega, Marrett and Laubach is among the top cited in this field for that year. Classic papers are highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the test of time. For each area, Google Scholar lists the ten most-cited articles that were published ten years earlier.

This release of classic papers consists of articles that were published in 2006 and is based on the Scholar index as it was in May 2017. The list of classic papers includes articles that presented new research, to the extent the Scholar indexing system is able to automatically determine. The list specifically excludes review articles, introductory articles, editorials, guidelines, and commentaries. Ortega et al. was also previously recognized as an AAPG Notable Paper by the AAPG Bulletin editorial board.

  • Ortega, O. J., Marrett, R., and Laubach, S. E., 2006, A scale-independent approach to fracture intensity and average fracture spacing: AAPG Bulletin, v. 90, no. 2 (Feb. 2006), 193-208. | view

Highly Cited Recognition  | For Gale, Laubach, Olson  et al., 2014, Natural fractures in shale: a review and new observations. According to ISI Web of Science, as of May/June 2016, this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. | view

Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience Research–Best University Research
U.S. Department of Energy Symposium Flow and Transport: from Pore to Reservoir Scales 2004

Predicting Fracture Porosity in Sandstone | Robert H. Lander with S. E. Laubach | view

Elements of this research were published in: Lander R.H., and Laubach, S.E., 2015, Insights into rates of fracture growth and sealing from a model for quartz cementation in fractured sandstones. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127/3-4, 516-538. doi: 10.1130/B31092.1  A summary and fracture cement animations available on the SDI blog | view paper

2016 Bureau of Economic Geology Publication Award
Natural hydraulic fracturing of tight-gas sandstone reservoirs, Piceance Basin, Colorado. 2015, Geological Society of America Bulletin 127(1-2), 61-75. Fall, A., Eichhubl, P., Bodnar, R., Laubach, S.E., Davis, S. | view

2011 Bureau of Economic Geology Publication Award
Modeling fracture porosity evolution in dolostone. 2010, Journal of Structural Geology 32(9), 1201-1211. Gale, J.F., Lander, R.H., Reed, R.M., and Laubach, S.E. | view

2014 Jackson School Publication Bronze Award for student-authored publication
2014 Best Student Paper Award JSG Energy Theme
Fracture-aperture size–frequency, spatial distribution, and growth processes in strata-bounded and non-strata-bounded fractures, Cambrian Mesón Group, NW Argentina. 2013, Journal of Structural Geology 54, 54-71. J.N. Hooker, S.E. Laubach, R. Marrett | view

2010 AAPG Pratt Award | Best Paper in AAPG Bulletin: R.H. Lander, L.M. Bonnell | view

2018 SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Award | BEG postdoctoral fellow Mahdi Haddad has been elected the 2018 recipient of the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal for his 2017 SPE Journal paper Integration of Dynamic Microseismic Data With a True 3D Modeling of Hydraulic-Fracture Propagation in the Vaca Muerta Shale. The medal, given out since 1956, recognizes authors under 36 years of age for best paper in an SPE journal. Co-authors older than 36 years receive the Cedrik K. Ferguson Certificate. One of Mahdi’s co-authors is Jing Du who is a TOTAL liaison to FRAC. Mahdi worked on this project as a PhD student while on a TOTAL internship. Mahdi will receive the medal at the 2018 SPE Annual Technical Conference on September 25 | more information on SPE site | view paper

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