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Peer-Reviewed Publications - 2020

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BEG Peer-reviewed Papers In Press

Fernandez, N., Duffy, O. B., Peel, F., and Hudec, M. R., 2020, Influence of minibasin obstruction on canopy dynamics in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Basin Research, 20 p., http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12480.

Grigoratos, I., Rathje, E., Bazzurro, P., and Savvaidis, A., 2020, Earthquakes induced by wastewater injection, part I: model development and hindcasting: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, http://doi.org/10.1785/0120200078.

Grigoratos, I., Rathje, E., Bazzurro, P., and Savvaidis, A., 2020, Earthquakes induced by wastewater injection, part II: statistical evaluation of causal factors and seismicity rate forecasting: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, http://doi.org/10.1785/0120200079.

Peng, J., Fu, Q., Larson, T., and Janson, X., 2020, Trace-elemental and petrographic constraints on the severity of hydrographic restriction in the silled Midland Basin during the late Paleozoic ice age: GSA Bulletin, http://doi.org/10.1130/B35336.1.

Rowan, M. G., Hearon, T. E., IV, Kernen, R. A., Giles, K. A., Gannaway-Dalton, C. E., Williams, N. J., Fiduk, J. C., Lawton, T. F., Hannah, P. T., and Fischer, M. P., 2019, A review of allochthonous salt tectonics in the Flinders and Willouran ranges, South Australia: Austalian Journal of Earth Sciences, 27 p., http://doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2018.1553063.

Senger, K., Betlem, P., Birchall, T., Buckley, S. J., Coakley, B., Eide, C. H., Flaig, P. P., Forien, M., Galland, O., Gonzaga, L., Jr., Jensen, M., Kurz, T., Lecomte, I., Mair, K., Malm, R. H., Mulrooney, M., Naumann, N., Nordmo, I., Nolde, N., Ogata, K., Rabbel, O., Schaaf, N. W., and Smyrak-Sikora, A., 2020, Using digital outcrops to make the high Arctic more accessible through the Svalbox database: Journal of Geoscience Education, 16 p., http://doi.org/10.1080/10899995.2020.1813865.

Tavassoli, S., Krishnamurthy, P., Beckham, E., Meckel, T., and Sepehrnoori, K., 2021, Carbon dioxide storage in deltaic saline aquifers: invasion percolation and compositional simulation: SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, no. SPE-196723-PA, 13 p., http://doi.org/10.2118/196723-PA.

BEG Peer-reviewed Papers

Abolt, C. J., and Young, M. H., 2020, High-resolution mapping of spatial heterogeneity in ice wedge polygon geomorphology near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: Scientific Data, v. 7, no. 87, 7 p., http://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0423-9.

Abolt, C. J., Young, M. H., Atchley, A. L., Harp, D. R., and Coon, E. T., 2020, Feedbacks between surface deformation and permafrost degradation in ice wedge polygons, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 125, no. 3, article no. e2019JF005349, 17 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2019JF005349.

Alnahwi, A., Kosanke, T., Loucks, R. G., Greene, J., Liu, X., and Linton, P., 2020, High-resolution hyperspectral-based continuous mineralogical and total organic carbon analysis of the Eagle Ford Group and associated formations in south Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 104, no. 7, p. 1439–1462, http://doi.org/10.1306/02262018156.

Ambrose, W. A., Flaig, P., Zhang, J., Olariu, M. I., Denison, C., Demchuk, T., and O'Keefe, J., 2020, The Midway to Carrizo succession in the southeastern Texas Gulf Coast: evolution of a tidally influenced coastline: GCAGS Journal, v. 9, p. 41–75.

Bakhshian, S., Hosseini, S. A., and Lake, L. W., 2020, CO2-brine relative permeability and capillary pressure of Tuscaloosa sandstone: effect of anisotropy: Advances in Water Resources, v. 135, no. 103464, 13 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.103464.

Bakhshian, S., Murakami, M., Hosseini, S. A., and Kang, Q., 2020, Scaling of imbibition front dynamics in heterogeneous porous media: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 47, no. e2020GL087914, 10 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087914.

Bakhshian, S., Rabbani, H. S., Hosseini, S. A., and Shokri, N., 2020, New insights into complex interactions between heterogeneity and wettability influencing two‐phase flow in porous media: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 47, no. e2020GL088187, 10 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088187.

Callahan, O. A., Eichhubl, P., and Davatzes, N. C., 2020, Mineral precipitation as a mechanism of fault core growth: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 140, no. 104156, 16 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2020.104156.

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, v. 83, no. 101724, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101724.

Chen, X., Eichhubl, P., Olson, J. E., and 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, v. 21, no. 100140, 12 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2019.100140.

Chiarenza, A.A., Fiorillo, A.R., Tykoski, R.S., McCarthy, P.J., Flaig, P. P., and Contreras, D.L., 2020, The first juvenile dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from Arctic Alaska: PLoS ONE, v. 15 (7), no. e0235078, 30 p., http://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0235078.

Covault, J. A., Sylvester, Z., Hudec, M. R., Ceyhan, C., and Dunlap, D., 2020, Submarine channels ‘swept’ downstream after bend cutoff in salt basins: The Depositional Record, v. 6, no. 1, p. 259–272, http://doi.org/10.1002/dep2.75.

Devitt, D. A., Young, M. H., and Pierre, J. P., 2020, Assessing the potential for greater solar development in West Texas, USA: Energy Strategy Reviews, v. 29, no. 100490, 10 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.esr.2020.100490.

Dooley, T. P., and Hudec, M. R., 2020, Extension and inversion of salt-bearing rift systems: Solid Earth, v. 11, no. 4, p. 1187–1204, http://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-1187-2020.

Duffy, O. B., Fernandez, N., Peel, F. J., Hudec, M. R., Dooley, T. P., and Jackson, C. A.-L., 2020, Obstructed minibasins on a salt‐detached slope: an example from above the Sigsbee canopy, northern Gulf of Mexico: Basin Research, v. 32, no. 3, p. 505–524, http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12380.

Fatichi, S., Or, D., Walko, R., Vereecken, H., Young, M. H., Ghezzehei, T. A., Hengl, T., Kollet, S., Agam, N., and Avissar, R., 2020, Soil structure is an important omission in Earth System Models: Nature Communications, v. 11, no. 522, 11 p., http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14411-z.

Fernandez, N., Hudec, M. R., Jackson, C. A.-L., Dooley, T. P., and Duffy, O. B., 2020, The competition for salt and kinematic interactions between minibasins during density-driven subsidence: observations from numerical models: Petroleum Geoscience, v. 26, no. 1, p. 3–15, http://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2019-051.

Frohlich, C., Hayward, C., Rosenblit, J., Aiken, C., Hennings, P., Savvaidis, A., Lemons, C., Horne, E., Walter, J. I., and DeShon, H. R., 2020, Onset and cause of increased seismic activity near Pecos, West Texas, USA from observations at the Lajitas TXAR Seismic Array: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 125, no. 1, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB017737.

Fu, Q., and Ambrose, W. A., 2020, Lithofacies and diagenetic features of Strawn carbonates in the subsurface of north-central Texas: implications for controls on reservoir quality: GCAGS Journal, v. 9, p. 115–132.

Fu, Q., Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., and Hamlin, H. S., 2020, Early Permian (Wolfcampian) succession in the Permian Basin: icehouse platform, slope carbonates, and basinal mudrocks, in Ruppel, S. C., ed., Anatomy of a Paleozoic basin: the Permian Basin, USA: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 285; AAPG Memoir 118, v. 2, p. 185–226, http://doi.org/0.23867/RI0285-1.

Fu, Q., Hu, S., Xu, Z., Zhao, W., Shi, S., and Zeng, H., 2020, Depositional and diagenetic controls on deeply buried Cambrian carbonate reservoirs: Longwangmiao Formation in the Moxi–Gaoshiti area, Sichuan Basin, southwestern China: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 117, no. 104318, 24 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104318.

Geng, Z., Wu, X., Fomel, S., and Chen, Y., 2020, Relative time seislet transform: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 2, p. V223–V232, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0212.1.

Geng, Z., Wu, X., Shi, Y., and Fomel, S., 2020, Deep learning for relative geologic time and seismic horizons: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 4, p. WA87–WA100, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0252.1.

Haddad, M., and Eichhubl, P., 2020, Poroelastic models for fault reactivation in response to concurrent injection and production in stacked reservoirs: Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, v. 24, no. 100181, 17 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2020.100181.

Hooghvorst, J. J., Harrold, T. W. D., Nikolinakou, M. A., Fernandez, O., and Marcuello, A., 2020, Comparison of stresses in 3D v. 2D geomechanical modelling of salt structures in the Tarfaya Basin, West African coast: Petroleum Geoscience, v. 26, no. 1, p. 36–49, http://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2018-095.

Horne, E. A., Hennings, P. H., Osmond, J. L., and DeShon, H. R., 2020, Structural characterization of potentially seismogenic faults in the Fort Worth Basin: Interpretation, v. 8, no. 2, p. T323–T347, http://doi.org/10.1190/INT-2019-0188.1.

Hudec, M. R., Dooley, T. P., Peel, F. J., and Soto, J. I., 2020, Controls on the evolution of passive-margin salt basins: structure and evolution of the Salina del Bravo region, northeastern Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 132, no. 5/6, p. 997–1012, http://doi.org/10.1130/B35283.1.

Jackson, C. A.-L., Duffy, O. B., Fernandez, N., Dooley, T. P., Hudec, M. R., Jackson, M. P. A., and Burg, G., 2020, The stratigraphic record of minibasin subsidence, Precaspian Basin, Kazakhstan: Basin Research, v. 32, no. 4, p. 739–763, http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12393.

Jeong, H., Sun, A. Y., Jeon, J., Min, B., and Jeong, D., 2020, Efficient Ensemble-Based Stochastic Gradient Methods for Optimization Under Geological Uncertainty: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 8, no. 108, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.00108.

Kaur, H., Fomel, S., and Pham, N., 2020, Seismic ground‐roll noise attenuation using deep learning: Geophysical Prospecting, v. 68, no. 7, p. 2064–2077, http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2478.12985.

Kaur, H., Pham, N., and Fomel, S., 2020, Improving the resolution of migrated images by approximating the inverse Hessian using deep learning: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 4, p. WA173–WA183, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0315.1.

Kerans, C., Hearty, P. J., Zahm, C., Bachtel, S. L., and Cheng, H., 2020, Reply to: comments on: “Anatomy of a late Quaternary carbonate island: Constraints on timing and magnitude of sea-level fluctuations, West Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI” by Wanless and Dravis [Quat. Sci. Rev. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106216]: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 243, no. 106441, 6 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106441.

Longman, M. W., Milliken, K., Olson, T. M., and Drake, W. R., 2020, A Comparison of Silica Diagenesis in the Devonian Woodford Shale (Central Basin Platform, West Texas) and Cretaceous Mowry Shale (Powder River Basin, Wyoming), in Camp, W., Milliken, K., Taylor, K., Fishman, N., Hackley, P., and Macquaker, J., eds., Mudstone Diagenesis: Research Perspectives for Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Seals, and Source Rocks: Tulsa, Okla., AAPG Memoir, v. 120, p. 49–67, http://doi.org/10.1306/13672210M12163.

Loucks, R. G., Lambert, J. R., Patty, K., Larson, T. E., Reed, R. M., and Zahm, C. K., 2020, Regional overview and significance of the mineralogy of the Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk Group, onshore Gulf of Mexico: GCAGS Journal, v. 9, p. 1–16.

Milliken, K. L., and Hayman, N. W., 2020, Mudrock components and the genesis of bulk rock properties: review of current advances and challenges, in Dewers, T., Heath, J., and Sánchez, M., eds., Shale: subsurface science and engineering: Washington, D.C.; Hoboken, N.J., American Geophysical Union; Wiley, Geophysical Monograph, v. 245, p. 3–25, http://doi.org/10.1002/9781119066699.ch1.

Nolting, A., Zahm, C. K., Kerans, C., and Alzayer, Y., 2020, The influence of variable progradation to aggradation ratio and facies partitioning on the development of syndepositional deformation in steep-walled carbonate platforms: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 114, no. 104171, 12 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.104171.

Osmond, J. L., and Meckel, T. A., 2020, Enhancing trap and fault seal analyses by integrating observations from HR3D seismic data with well logs and conventional 3D seismic data, Texas inner shelf, in Ogilvie, S. R., Dee, S. J., Wilson, R. W., and Bailey, W. R., eds., Integrated fault seal analysis: London, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 496, no. 496, p. 253–279, http://doi.org/10.1144/SP496-2018-142.

Peng, J., Milliken, K. L., and Fu, Q., 2020, Quartz types in the Upper Pennsylvanian organic‐rich Cline Shale (Wolfcamp D), Midland Basin, Texas: Implications for silica diagenesis, porosity evolution and rock mechanical properties: Sedimentology, v. 67, no. 4, p. 2040–2064, http://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12694.

Peng, J., Milliken, K., Fu, Q., Janson, X., and Hamlin, H. S., 2020, Grain assemblages and diagenesis in organic-rich mudrocks, Upper Pennsylvanian Cline shale (Wolfcamp D), Midland Basin, Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 104, no. 7, p. 1593–1624, http://doi.org/10.1306/03022018240.

Peng, S., 2020, Gas-water relative permeability of unconventional reservoir rocks: hysteresis and influence on production after shut-in: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, v. 82, no. 103511, 11 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103511.

Pichel, L. M., Jackson, C. A.-L., Peel, F., and Dooley, T. P., 2020, Base‐salt relief controls salt‐tectonic structural style, São Paulo Plateau, Santos Basin, Brazil: Basin Research, v. 32, no. 3, p. 453–484, http://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12375.

Pierre, J. P., Andrews, J. R., Young, M. H., Sun, A. Y., and Wolaver, B. D., 2020, Projected landscape impacts from oil and gas development scenarios in the Permian Basin, USA: Environmental Management, v. 66, no. 3, p. 348–363, http://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01308-2.

Portnov, A., Cook, A. E., Heidari, M., Sawyer, D. E., Santra, M., and Nikolinakou, M., 2020, Salt-driven evolution of a gas hydrate reservoir in Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 104, no. 9, p. 1903–1919, http://doi.org/10.1306/10151818125.

Reed, R. M., Loucks, R. G., and Ko, L. T., 2020, Scanning electron microscope petrographic differentiation among different types of pores associated with organic matter in mudrocks: GCAGS Journal, v. 9, p. 17–27.

Romanak, K. D., and Bomse, D. S., 2020, Field assessment of sensor technology for environmental monitoring using a process-based soil gas method at geologic CO2 storage sites: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 96, no. 103003, 12 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103003.

Ruppel, S. C., Rowe, H., Reed, R. M., and Loucks, R. G., 2020, The Mississippian System in the Permian Basin: Proximal Platform Carbonates and Distal Organic-Rich Mudrocks, in Ruppel, S. C., ed., Anatomy of a Paleozoic Basin: The Permian Basin, USA: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 285; AAPG Memoir 118, v. 118, pt. 2, p. 125–158, http://doi.org/0.23867/RI0285-2.

Ruppel, S. C., Rowe, H., Reed, R. M., Barrick, J. E., James, E. J., and Loucks, R. G., 2020, The Woodford Formation of the Permian Basin: Regional, Middle to Late Devonian Transgression of the Southern Midcontinent and Accompanying Anoxia, in Ruppel, S. C., ed., Anatomy of a Paleozoic Basin: The Permian Basin, USA: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 285; AAPG Memoir 118, pt. 2, p. 75–124, http://doi.org/0.23867/RI0285-2.

Saylam, K., Averett, A. R., Costard, L., Wolaver, B. D., and Robertson, S., 2020, Multi-Sensor Approach to Improve Bathymetric Lidar Mapping of Semi-Arid Groundwater-Dependent Streams: Devils River, Texas: Remote Sensing, v. 12, no. 2491, 24 p., http://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152491.

Shi, Y., Wu, X., and Fomel, S., 2020, Waveform embedding: automatic horizon picking with unsupervised deep learning: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 4, p. WA67–WA76, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0438.1.

Soto-Kerans, G. M., Stockli, D. F., Janson, X., Lawton, T. F., and Covault, J. A., 2020, Orogen proximal sedimentation in the Permian foreland basin: Geosphere, v. 16, no. 2, p. 567–593, http://doi.org/10.1130/GES02108.1.

Sripanich, Y., Fomel, S., Trampert, J., Burnett, W., and Hess, T., 2020, Probabilistic moveout analysis by time warping: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 1, p. U1–U20, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2018-0797.1.

Sun, A. Y., 2020, Optimal carbon storage reservoir management through deep reinforcement learning: Applied Energy, v. 278, no. 115660, 15 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115660.

Torres, M. E., Hong, W.-L., Solomon, E. A., Milliken, K., Kim, J.-H., Sample, J. C., Teichert, B. M. A., and Wallmann, K., 2020, Silicate weathering in anoxic marine sediment as a requirement for authigenic carbon burial: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 200, no. 102960, 15 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102960.

Wolaver, B. D., Priestley, S. C., Crossey, L. J., Karlstrom, K. E., and Love, A. J., 2020, Elucidating sources to aridland Dalhousie Springs in the Great Artesian Basin (Australia) to inform conservation: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 28, no. 1, p. 279–296, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-019-02072-2.

Wu, X., Geng, Z., Shi, Y., Pham, N., Fomel, S., and Caumon, G., 2020, Building realistic structure models to train convolutional neural networks for seismic structural interpretation: Geophysics, v. 85, no. 4, p. WA27–WA39, http://doi.org/10.1190/geo2019-0375.1.

Yáñez, E., Ramírez, A., Núñez-López, V., Castillo, E., and Faaij, A., 2020, Exploring the potential of carbon capture and storage-enhanced oil recovery as a mitigation strategy in the Colombian oil industry: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 94, no. 102938, 36 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102938.

Zhang, T., Javadpour, F., Li, X., Wu, K., Li, J., and Ying, Y., 2020, Mesoscopic method to study water flow in nanochannels with different wettability: Physical Review E, v. 102, no. 013306, 17 p., http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.102.013306.

Zhong, Z., Sun, A. Y., and Wu, X., 2020, Inversion of time-lapse seismic reservoir monitoring data using CycleGAN: a deep learning-based approach for estimating dynamic reservoir property changes: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 125, no. e2019JB018408, 27 p., http://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018408.

Zhong, Z., Sun, A. Y., Wang, Y., and Ren, B., 2020, Predicting field production rates for waterflooding using a machine learning-based proxy model: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 194, no. 107574, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107574.