Publications

Fracture heights

Fracture stratigraphy

2014 Selected Publications

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., and Marrett, R., 2014, A universal power-law scaling exponent for fracture apertures in sandstone. Geological Society of America Bulletin. doi: 10.1130/B30945.1 | request reprint

Fan, Z.Q., Jin, Z.H., Johnson, S.E., 2014. Oil-gas transformation induced subcritical crack propagation and coalescence in petroleum source rocks. International Journal of Fracture, v. 185, nos. 1-2, p. 187-194.

2013 Selected Publications

Wu, K., Olson, J.E., 2013, Investigation of the impact of fracture spacing and fluid properties for interfering simultaneously or sequentially generated hydraulic fractures. SPE Production & Operations, v. 28, no. 4, p. 427-436. | request reprint

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., and Marrett, R., 2013, Fracture-aperture size–frequency, spatial distribution, and growth processes in strata-bounded and non-strata-bounded fractures, Cambrian Mesón Group, NW Argentina. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 54, p. 54-71. doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2013.06.011, Available online 6 July 2013. | request reprint | View at publisher

Schultz, R.A., Klimczak, C., Fossen, H., Olson, J.E., Exner, U., Reeves, D.M., Soliva, R., 2013, Statistical tests of scaling relationships for geologic structures. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 48, p. 85-94. | View at publisher

Dahi Taleghani, A., Ahmadi, M., Olson, J.E., 2013, Secondary fractures and their potential impacts on hydraulic fracture efficiency. InTech. | request reprint

Natural and hydraulic fractures

Pommer, L., Gale, J.F.W., Eichhubl, P., Fall, A., Laubach, S.E., 2013, Using structural diagenesis to infer the timing of natural fractures in the Marcellus Shale. This paper was prepared for presentation at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013. URTeC Control ID 1580135 | request reprint

Fall, A., Eichhubl, P., Laubach, S.E., 2013, Timing and processes of fracture formation in tight-gas sandstone reservoirs using fluid inclusions. This paper was prepared for presentation at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013. URTeC Control ID 1582124 | request reprint

Tokan-Lawal, A., Prodanovic, M., Eichhubl, P., 2013, Image-based modeling of flow in natural partially cemented fractures. This paper was prepared for presentation at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013. URTeC Control ID 158163 | request reprint

2012 Selected Publications

Fall, A., Eichhubl, P., Cumella, S.P., Bodnar, R.J., Laubach, S.E., & Becker, S.P., 2012, Testing the basin-centered gas accumulation model using fluid inclusion observations: southern Piceance Basin, Colorado. AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 12, p. 2297-2318. doi:10.1306/05171211149 | request reprint view at GSW

Ellis, M.A., Laubach, S.E. Eichhubl, P., Olson, J.E. & Hargrove, P., 2012, Fracture development and diagenesis of Torridon Group Applecross Formation, near An Teallach, NW Scotland: millennia of brittle deformation resilience? Journal of the Geological Society, London. v. 169, no. 3, p. 297-310. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492011-086. |
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Maggie Ellis' field area in Scotland

Garland, J., J.E. Neilson, S.E. Laubach, & K. J. Whidden, 2012, Advances in carbonate exploration and reservoir analysis. In Garland, J., J.E. Neilson, S.E. Laubach, & K. J. Whidden (eds.) Advances in Carbonate Exploration and Reservoir Analysis, Geological Society of London Special Publications 370, p. 1-15. doi: 10.1144/SP370.15 | View at GSL

Hooker, J.N., Gomez, L.A., Laubach, S.E., Gale, J.F.W. & Marrett, R., 2012, Effects of diagenesis (cement precipitation) during fracture opening on fracture aperture-size scaling in carbonate rocks. In Garland, J., J.E. Neilson, S.E. Laubach, & K. J. Whidden (eds.) Advances in Carbonate Exploration and Reservoir Analysis, Geological Society of London Special Publications 370, p. 187-206. doi:10.1144/SP370.9. | request reprint

Iñigo, J.F., Laubach, S.E., Hooker, J.N., 2012, Fracture abundance and patterns in the Subandean fold and thrust belt, Devonian Huamampampa Formation petroleum reservoirs and outcrops, Argentina and Bolivia. Marine & Petroleum Geology, v. 35, no. 1, p. 201-218. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.01.010 | request reprint

Klokov, A. and Fomel, S. 2012, Separation and imaging of seismic diffractions using migrated dip-angle gathers. Geophysics 77 (6), S131–S143. | View at publisher

Mehmani, Y., Sun, T., Balhoff, M., Eichhubl, P., & Bryant, S., 2012, Multiblock pore-scale modeling and upscaling of reactive transport: application to carbon sequestration. Transport in Porous Media, v. 95, p. 305-326.

Bahorich, B., Olson, J.E., Holder, J., 2012. Examining the effect of cemented natural fractures on hydraulic fracture propagation in hydrostone block experiments. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 8-10 October 2012, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 160197-MS

Weisenberger, T.B., Rahn, M., van der Lelij, R., Spikings, R.A., and Bucher, K., 2012, Timing of low-temperature mineral formation during exhumation and cooling in the Central Alps, Switzerland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 327–328, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.01.007

2011 Selected Publications

Dahi-Taleghani A. and Olson Jon E., 2011, Numerical modeling of multistranded-hydraulic-fracture propagation: Accounting for the interaction between induced and natural fractures, SPE Journal, v. 16, Issue 3, p. 575-581.

Fall, A., Tattitch, B., and Bodnar, R. J., 2011, Combined microthermometric and Raman spectroscopic technique to determine the salinity of H2O–CO2–NaCl fluid inclusions based on clathrate melting, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 951-964.

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., Gomez, L., Marrett, R., Eichhubl, P., Diaz-Tushman, K., and Pinzon, E., 2011, Fracture size, frequency, and strain in the Cambrian Eriboll Formation sandstones, NW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, v. 47, no. 1, 45-56.| request reprint

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., Kaylor, A., Eichhubl, P., and Fall, A., 2011, Size, spacing, and opening history of natural fractures, preliminary results from El Alamar Formation, NE Mexico. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions (GCAGS) v. 61, p. 233-243.

Ozkan, A. Cumella, S. P., Milliken, K. L. and Laubach, S. E., 2011, Prediction of lithofacies and reservoir quality using well logs, Williams Fork Formation, Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 10 (October 2011), p. 1699-1723

Sun, W., Andrade, J. E., Rudnicki,J. W., and Eichhubl, P., 2011, Connecting microstructural attributes and permeability from 3D tomographic images of in situ shear-enhanced compaction bands using multiscale computations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10302, doi:10.1029/2011GL047683.

Weisenberger T. and Bucher K., 2011, Mass transfer and porosity evolution during low temperature water-rock interaction in gneisses of the Simano nappe: Arvigo, Val Calanca, Swiss Alps. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 162 no. 1, 61-81, doi: 10.1007/s00410-010-0583-2.

Gale, J. F. W., and Holder, J., 2011, Natural fractures in some U.S. shales and their importance for gas production: The Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference Series, v. 7, p. 1131‒1140. doi: 10.1144/0071131

Olson, J.E. and Schultz, R.A., 2011, Comment on “A note on the scaling relations for opening mode fractures in rock” by C.H. Scholz. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 33, no. 10, October 2011, p. 1523-1524.

2010 Selected Publications

Laubach, S.E, P. Eichhubl, C. Hilgers, R.H. Lander, 2010, Structural diagenesis. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p.1866-1872. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.10.001. | request reprint | About Structural Diagenesis

Eichhubl, P., Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., 2010, Pure and shear-enhanced compaction bands in Aztec Sandstone, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p. 1873-1886. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.02.004.

Ortega, O.J., Gale, J.F.W., Marrett, R., 2010, Quantifying diagenetic and stratigraphic controls on fracture intensity in platform carbonates: An example from the Sierra Madre Oriental, northeast Mexico, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p. 1943-1959. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.07.004.

Twiss, R. and R. Marrett, 2010, Determining brittle extension and shear strain using fault length and displacement systematics: Part I: Theory, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p. 1960-1977. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.04.007

Twiss, R. and R. Marrett, 2010, Determining brittle extension and shear strain using fault length and displacement systematics: Part II: Data evaluation and test of the theory, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p. 1978-1995. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.04.006

Laubach, S.E.,R.M. Reed, R.H. Lander, 2010, Fracture with crack-seal texture and porosity, depth 6,274 m, Wyoming (Photograph of the month), Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 12, p. 1865. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2010.10.003

Olson, J.E., Laubach, S.E., and Eichhubl, P., 2010, Estimating natural fracture producibility in tight gas sandstones: coupling diagenesis with geomechanical modeling. The Leading Edge. v. 29, no. 12, p. 1494-1499 (December 2010).

December 2010 JSG cover

Hooker, J. N., and Laubach, S. E., 2010, Using empirical trends in fracture size-frequency data to constrain subsurface fracture abundance, in 44th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th U.S.–Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium Proceedings, Salt Lake City, June 27–30: ARMA 10-325, 11 p.

Laubach, S.E., Olson, J.E., Eichhubl, P., Fomel, S., Marrett, R.A., 2010, Natural fractures from the perspective of diagenesis. CSEG Recorder, v. 35, no. no. 7, p. 27-31. Invited Focus Article.

Becker, S.P., Eichhubl, P. Laubach, S.E., Reed, R.M., Lander, R.H., and Bodnar, R.J., 2010, A 48 m.y. history of fracture opening, temperature, and fluid pressure: Cretaceous Travis Peak Formation, East Texas basin. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, no. 7/8, p. 1081-1093; doi 10.1130/B30067.1

Gale, J. F., Lander, R. H., Reed, R. M., and Laubach, S. E., 2010, Modeling fracture porosity evolution in dolostone. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32, no. 9, p. 1201-1211. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2009.04.018.

  • 2011 Publication Award, in recognition of exemplary publication of scientific or economic impact, Bureau of Economic Geology.

Park, N., Olson, J., & Holder, J., 2010, Stress-corrosion cracking as an alternative time-dependent shale-stability model. SPE Drilling & Completion v. 25 (2), p. 168-176.

Laubach, S., Hargrove, P., Ellis, M., and Eichhubl, P., 2010, Fracturing, cementation and feedback in a small-offset oblique slip fault in sandstone: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74, no. 11, Supplement 1, p. A565.

Weisenberger, T., and K. Bucher, 2010, Zeolites in fissures of granites and gneisses of the Central Alps, J. Metamorphic Geol., v. 28, p. 825-847.

2009 Selected Publications

Laubach, S.E. Olson, J.E. and Eichhubl, P., 2009, Fracture diagenesis and producibility in tight gas sandstones, in Carr, T., D’Agostino, T. Ambrose, W., Pashin, J, and Rosen, N.C., eds., Unconventional Energy Resources: Making the Unconventional Conventional, 29th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, on CD, p. 483-499.

Laubach, S. E., Olson, J. E, and Gross, M. R., 2009, Mechanical and fracture stratigraphy. AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, no. 11, p. 1413-1426. | view at GSW | AAPG Notable Paper

AAPG Bulletin cover 2009

Olson, J. E, Laubach, S. E., and Lander, R. H., 2009, Natural fracture characterization in tight gas sandstones: Integrating mechanics and diagenesis. AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, no. 11, p. 1535-1549. | AAPG Notable Paper

Laubach, S.E. and Diaz-Tushman, K., 2009, Laurentian paleostress trajectories and ephemeral fracture permeability, Cambrian Eriboll Formation sandstones west of the Moine thrust zone, northwest Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society (London), v. 166, part 2, p. 349-362. | View at GSW

Eichhubl, P., Davatzes, N.C., Becker, S.P., 2009, Structural and diagenetic control of fluid migration and cementation along the Moab Fault, Utah. AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, no. 5, p. 653-681. | AAPG Notable Paper

Hooker, J.N., Gale, J.F.W., Gomez, L.A., Laubach, S.E., Marrett, R., Reed, R.M., 2009, Aperture-size scaling variations in a low-strain opening-mode fracture set, Cozzette Sandstone, Colorado, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, p. 707-718. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.04.001

Gale, J.F., and Laubach, S.E., 2009, Natural fractures in the New Albany Shale and their importance for shale-gas production: 2009 International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium.

Sayers, C.M., Dahi Taleghani, A. and Adachi, J., 2009, The effect of mineralization on the ratio of normal to tangential compliance of fractures. Geophysical Prospecting, v 57, no. 3, p. 439-446.

2008 Selected Publications

Olson, J.E., 2008, Multi-fracture propagation modeling: Applications to hydraulic fracturing in shales and tight gas sands. The 42nd US Rock Mechanics Symposium (USRMS). American Rock Mechanics Association, 08-327.

Lander, R.H., Larese, R.E. and Bonnell, L.M., 2008, Toward more accurate quartz cement models—The importance of euhedral vs. non-euhedral growth rates. AAPG Bulletin, v 92, no. 11, p. 1537-1564. | AAPG Notable Paper

Laubach, S. E., 2008, Applications of cathodoluminescence imaging to the study of sedimentary rocks by S. Boggs Jr. and D. Kinsley, 2006, ix + 165 p.: Cambridge, NY, Cambridge University Press: a review: Geological Magazine, v. 145, no. 4, p. 605–606. Invited review.

2007 Selected Publications

Marrett, R., Laubach, S.E. Olson, J.E., 2007, Anisotropy and beyond: geologic perspectives on geophysical prospecting for natural fractures. The Leading Edge, 26/9, 1106-1111. | Reprinted in Fractured reservoirs: A compendium of influential papers (2008), AAPG.

Olson, J. E., 2007, Fracture aperture, length and pattern geometry development under biaxial loading: a numerical study with applications to natural, cross-jointed systems. In Couples, G & Lewis, H., eds., Fracture-Like Damage and Localization, Geological Society of London, Special Publication. 289, 123-142.

Olson, J. E., Laubach, S. E., and Lander, R. L., 2007, Combining diagenesis and mechanics to quantify fracture aperture distributions and fracture pattern permeability: In Lonergan, L., Jolley, R.J., Sanderson, D.J. , Rawnsley, K., eds., Fractured Reservoirs, Geological Society of London Special Publication 270, 97-112.

Gale, J. F. W., Reed, R. M., and Holder, Jon, 2007, Natural fractures in the Barnett Shale and their importance for hydraulic fracture treatments: AAPG Bulletin, 91: 603-622. | AAPG Notable Paper

Gale, J. F. W. and Gomez, L. A., 2007, Late opening-mode fractures in karst-brecciated dolostones of the Lower Ordovician Ellenburger Group, west Texas: Recognition, characterization, and implications for fluid flow. AAPG Bulletin 91: 1005-1023.

Appold, M., Garven, G., Boles, J., Eichhubl, P., 2007, Numerical modeling of the origin of calcite mineralization in the Refugio-Carneros fault, Santa Barbara Basin, CA. Geofluids, 7: 79-95.

Naehr, T.H., Eichhubl, P., and others, 2007, Authigenic carbonate formation at hydrocarbon seeps in continental margin sediments: A comparative study. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.

Hooker, J.N., and Laubach, S.E., 2007, The geologic history of quartz grains, as revealed by color SEM-CL. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 57, 375-386.

2006 Selected Publications

Gomez, L. A., and Laubach, S. E, 2006, Rapid digital quantification of microfracture populations. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 28, 408-420.

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 .| request reprint | AAPG Notable Paper

Laubach, S.E., and Gale, J.F.W., 2006, Obtaining fracture information for low-permeability (tight) gas sandstones from sidewall cores: Journal of Petroleum Geology, v. 29 (2) (April 2006), 147-158. | request reprint

Makowitz, A., Lander, R. H., Milliken, K. L., 2006, Diagenetic modeling to assess the relative timing of quartz cementation and brittle grain processes during compaction: AAPG Bulletin 90: 873-885.

Aydin, A., Borja, R. I., and Eichhubl, Peter, 2006, Geological and mathematical framework for failure modes in granular rock. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 28, no. 1, 83-98.

Laubach, S. E. and Ward, M. W., 2006, Diagenesis in porosity evolution of opening-mode fractures, Middle Triassic to Lower Jurassic La Boca Formation, NE Mexico. Tectonophysics 419, 75-97. | request reprint

Laubach, S.E. , Olson, J.E., Eichhubl, P., Lander R.H., 2006, Accurate and verifiable interwellbore fracture attribute predictions by linking diagenesis and fracture observations and models, Proceedings, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, 68th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Vienna, Austria (short papers & extended abstracts).

2005 Selected Publications

Philip, Z. G., Jennings, J. W. Jr., Olson, J. E., Laubach, S. E., and Holder, J., 2005, Modeling coupled fracture-matrix fluid flow in geomechanically simulated fracture networks: SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, v. 8, no. 4 (August 2005), 300-309. | request reprint

Milliken, K. L., Reed, R. M., and Laubach, S. E., 2005, Quantifying compaction and cementation within deformation bands in porous sandstones : in Sorkhabi, R. and Y. Tsuji, eds., Faults, Fluid Flow and Petroleum Traps, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 85, 237-249.

Boles, J. R. , Eichhubl, Peter, Garven, G., and Chen, J., 2005, Evolution of hydrocarbon migration pathway along a basin-bounding fault: evidence from fault cements: AAPG Bulletin, v. 88, 947-970.

Davatzes, N. C., Eichhubl, Peter, and Aydin, A., 2005, Structural evolution of fault zones in sandstone by multiple deformation mechanisms: Moab fault, SE Utah: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, no. 1/2, 135-148.

Eichhubl, Peter, and Flodin, E., 2005, Brittle deformation, fluid flow, and diagenesis in sandstone at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, in Pederson, J., and Dehler, C. M., eds., Interior Western United States: Geological Society of America Field Guides, v. 6, 151-167, doi: 10.1130/2005.fld006(07).

Eichhubl, Peter, D’Onfro, P., Aydin, A., Waters, J., and McCarty, D. K., 2005, Structure, petrophysics, and diagenesis of shale entrained along a normal fault, Black Diamond Mines, California-implications for fault seal: AAPG Bulletin, v. 89, no. 9, 1113-1137.

2004 Selected Publications

Laubach, S.E., Olson, J.E., and Gale, J.F.W., 2004, Are open fractures necessarily aligned with maximum horizontal stress? Earth & Planetary Science Letters, v. 222, no. 1, 191-195.

Laubach, S. E., Reed, R. M., Olson, J. E., Lander, R. H., and Bonnell, L. M., 2004, Coevolution of crack-seal texture and fracture porosity in sedimentary rocks: cathodoluminescence observations of regional fractures : Journal of Structural Geology, v. 26, no. 5, 967-982.

Laubach, S., Lander, R., Bonnell, L., Olson, J., and Reed, R., 2004, Opening histories of fractures in sandstone : in Cosgrove, J.W., and Engelder, T., editors, The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication 231, 1-9.

Olson, Jon, 2004, Predicting fracture swarms – the influence of subcritical crack growth and the crack-tip process zone on joint spacing in rock , in Cosgrove, J.W., and Engelder, T., editors, The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication 231, 73-87.

Gale, J. F. W., Laubach, S. E., Marrett, R. A., Olson, J. E., Holder, J. & Reed, R. M., 2004, Predicting and characterizing fractures in dolostone reservoirs: using the link between diagenesis and fracturing. In: Braithwaite, C. J. R., Rizzi, G. & Darke, G., eds., The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 235, 177-192.

Eichhubl, P., Taylor, W. L., Pollard, D. D. and Aydin, A., 2004, Paleo-fluid flow and deformation in the Aztec Sandstone at the Valley of Fire, Nevada-Evidence for the coupling of hydrogeologic, diagenetic, and tectonic processes. Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 116, no. 9/10, p 1120-1136.

Eichhubl, Peter, 2004, Growth of ductile opening-mode fractures in geomaterials. In Cosgrove, J.W., and Engelder, T., editors, The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication 231, 11-24.

Eichhubl P, Taylor WL, Pollard DD, et al., 2004, Paleo-fluid flow and deformation in the Aztec Sandstone at the Valley of Fire, Nevada – Evidence for the coupling of hydrogeologic, diagenetic, and tectonic processes. Geological Society of America Bulletin 116, 1120-1136.

2003 Selected Publications

Laubach, S. E., 2003, Practical approaches to identifying sealed and open fractures , AAPG Bulletin, v. 87, No. 4, (April 2003) 561-579. | Reprinted in Fractured reservoirs: A compendium of influential papers (2008), AAPG; and reprinted in Understanding diagenetic controls on sandstone reservoir quality: A compendium of influential papers (2006), AAPG. | request reprint | For a slide set

Olson, J. E., 2003, Sublinear scaling of fracture aperture versus length: An exception or the rule? Journal of Geophysical Research (American Geophysical Union), v. 108, no. B9, 2413, doi:10.1029/2001JB000419.

Makowitz A, Milliken KL, 2003, Quantification of brittle deformation in burial compaction, Frio and Mount Simon Formation sandstones: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 73 (6), 1007-1021.

Reed, R. M., and Milliken, K. L., 2003. How to overcome imaging problems associated with carbonate minerals on SEM-based cathodoluminescence systems : Journal of Sedimentary Research, 73 (2), 328-332.

Eichhubl P, Aydin A, 2003, Ductile opening-mode fracture by pore growth and coalescence during combustion alteration of siliceous mudstone. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (1): 121-134.

2002 Selected Publications

Gale, J. F. W., 2002 Specifying lengths of horizontal wells in fractured reservoirs: Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, v. 5, no. 3, p. 266–272.

Montoya, P., Fisher, W., Marrett, R., and Tatham, R., 2002, Estimation of fracture orientation and relative intensity using azimuthal variation of P-wave AVO responses and oriented core data in the Tacata Field, Venezuela , SEG Expanded Abstracts, 2002, AVO2 Case History Section, Salt Lake City, 261-264.

Rijken,P., Holder, J., Olson, J.E., and Laubach, S.E., 2002, Predicting fracture attributes in the Travis Peak Formation using quantitative mechanical modeling and structural diagenesis, GCAGS Transactions, 52, 837-847.

Liu, X., Srinivasan, S. and Wong, D.W., 2002, Geological characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs using multiple point geostatistics , SPE 75246, SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, April 2002.

Hooker, John N., Marrett, Randall, and Laubach, S. E., 2002, Timing of faults and extension fractures in the Sierra Madre Oriental, northeastern Mexico: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 52, 421-428.

2001 Selected Publications

Marrett, R., ed., 2001, Genesis and controls of reservoir-scale carbonate deformation, Monterrey salient, Mexico : The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Guidebook 28.

Olson, J.E., Qiu, Y., Holder, J., and Rijken, P., 2001, Constraining the spatial distribution of fracture networks in naturally fractured reservoirs using fracture mechanics and core measurements : SPE 71342.

Holder, J., Olson, J.E., and Philip, Z., 2001, Experimental determination of subcritical crack growth parameters in sedimentary rock: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 28, no. 4, 599-602.

Laubach, S. E., Reed, R. M., Olson, J., Ortega, Orlando, and Gale, J. F. W., 2001, Fracture-surrogate analysis methods applied to Spraberry, Bone Spring, and Canyon cores: preliminary results, in The Permian Basin: microns to satellites, looking for oil and gas at all scales: West Texas Geological Society Fall Symposium, West Texas Geological Society Publication 01-110, 75-79.

2000 Selected Publications

Milliken, K.L., and Laubach, S.E., 2000, Brittle deformation in sandstone diagenesis as revealed by scanned cathodoluminescence imaging with application to characterization of fractured reservoirs : Chapter 9, Cathodoluminescence in Geosciences, New York, Springer Verlag, 225-243.

Ortega, O.O. and Marrett, R., 2000, Prediction of macrofracture properties using microfracture information, Mesaverde Group sandstones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico : Journal of Structural Geology, 22, 571-588.

Laubach, S. E., Marrett, R., and Olson, J. O., 2000, New directions in fracture characterization, The Leading Edge 19, July, 704-711. doi: 10.1190/1.1438694  request reprint

Hennings, P.H., Olson, J.E., and Thompson, L.B., 2000, Combining outcrop data and three-dimensional structural models to characterize fractured reservoirs: An example from Wyoming. AAPG Bulletin 84/6, 830-849. | AAPG Notable Paper

Other Selected Publications

Laubach, S. E., and Tinker, S. W., eds., 2009, Earth’s art: celebrating the Centennial of the Bureau of Economic Geology, 1909–2009: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, 142 p.

Lander, R.H., and Walderhaug, O., 1999, Porosity prediction through simulation of sandstone compaction and quartz cementation: AAPG Bulletin, v. 83, 433-449. More about Geocosm

Marrett, R., Ortega, O.O., and Kelsey, C., 1999, Power-law scaling of natural fractures in rock: Geology, v. 27, 799-802.

Laubach, S. E., Marrett, R., Olson, J., and Scott, A. R., 1998, Characteristics and origins of coal cleat: a review: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 35, 175-207.

Eichhubl, Peter, ed., 1998, Diagenesis, deformation, and fluid flow in the Miocene Monterey Formation of coastal California: SEPM Pacific Section Special Publication, v. 83, 98 p.

Laubach, S. E., 1997, A method to detect natural fracture strike in sandstones: AAPG Bulletin, v. 81, no. 4, 604-623.

Marrett, Randall, 1997, Permeability, porosity, and shear-wave anisotropy from scaling of open fracture populations: in Hoak,    T.E., Klawitter, A., and Blomquist, P.K., eds., Fractured Reservoirs: Characterization and Modeling:  Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, p. 217-226.

Marrett, Randall, 1996, Aggregate properties of fracture populations: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 18, No. 2/3, 169-178.

Nelson, P., and Laubach, S. E., 1994, Rock mechanics models and measurements, challenges from industry: Rotterdam, Proceedings of the First North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, 1155 p.

Withjack, M.O., Olson, J.E., and Peterson, E., 1990, Experimental-models of extensional forced folds: AAPG Bulletin 74/7, 1038-1054. | AAPG Notable Paper.

Laubach, S. E., 1989, Paleostress directions from the preferred orientation of closed microfractures (fluid-inclusion planes) in sandstone, East Texas basin, U.S.A.: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 11, no. 5, p. 603-611.

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