Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Peter Eichhubl

Peter Eichhubl
Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

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Research Interests

Fault and fracture mechanics

Diagenesis and low-temperature geochemistry

Fluid flow and transfer processes in sedimentary basins

Subsurface hydrogen storage

Induced seismicity


M.S. Geology, University of Vienna, Austria

Ph.D. Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Selected Publications

Haddad, M., and Eichhubl, P., 2023, Fault reactivation in response to saltwater disposal and hydrocarbon production for the Venus, TX, Mw 4.0 earthquake sequence, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-03083-4

Callahan, O. A., Eichhubl, P., and Davatzes, N. C., 2020, Mineral precipitation as a mechanism of fault core growth, Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 140, no. 104156 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104156

Haddad, M., and Eichhubl, P., 2020, Poroelastic Models for Fault Reactivation in Response to Concurrent Injection and Production in Stacked Reservoirs, Journal of Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol 24, no. 100181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2020.100181

Callahan, O. A., Eichhubl, P., Olson, J. E., and Davatzes, N. C., 2020, Experimental investigation of chemically aided fracture growth in silicified fault rocks, Geothermics, vol. 83, article 101724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101724

Chen, X., Eichhubl, P., Olson, J. E., Dewers, T. A., 2020, Salinity, pH, and temperature controls on fracture mechanical properties of three shales and their implications for fracture growth in chemically reactive fluid environments, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 21, article 100140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2019.100140

Fan, Z., Eichhubl, P., and Newell, P., 2019, Basement fault reactivation by fluid injection into sedimentary reservoirs: Poroelastic effects, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 124, p. 7354-7369. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB017062

Weisenberger, T. B., Eichhubl, P., Laubach, S. E., and Fall, A., 2019, Degradation of fracture porosity in sandstone by carbonate cement, Piceance basin, Colorado, USA, Petroleum Geoscience, v. 25, p. 354-370. https://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2018-162

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