Publications

Papers Submitted

Author(s) Title
Grigoratos, I., Savvaidis, A., Rathje. E. Distinguishing the causal factors of induced seismicity in the Delaware basin: hydraulic fracturing or wastewater disposal.                                           In Review
Jun Ge, J.-P. Nicot, P.H. Hennings, K.M. Smye, S.A. Hosseini, R.S. Gao, and C.L. Breton Recent Water Disposal and Pore Pressure Evolution in the Delaware Mountain Group, Delaware Basin, Southeast New Mexico and West Texas  In Review
Horne, E.A., Smye, K.M., and Hennings, P.H.

Structure and Characteristics of the Basement in the Fort Worth Basin in Callahan, O.A., Eichhubl, P., eds., The Geologic Basement of Texas: a volume in honor of Peter Flawn                                                                                       In Review: Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, doi:10.23867/RI0286C7 

Khosravikia, F., and Clayton, P.

Machine Learning in Ground Motion Prediction
Submitted: Journal of Earthquake Engineering (April 2019)

Khosravikia, F., and Clayton, P.

Influence of Induced and Non-induced Ground Motion Characteristics on Masonry Veneer Vulnerability
Submitted: Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (November 2019)

Smye, K.M., Banerji, D.A. Eastwood, R, McDaid, G., and Hennings, P.H. 

Facies and Reservoir Properties of the Delaware Mountain Group of the Delaware Basin and Implications for Saltwater Disposal 
In review at Journal of Sedimentary Research as of August 2020.

Li, M. Rathje, E., Cox, B., and Yust, M. 

A Regional Vs30 Map for Texas Incorporating Geology and Vs30 Observation                                                           
Submitted for possible publication in Earthquake Spectra.

Jeong, S.-J., B. Stump and H.R. DeShon

Stress Drop Estimates for Induced Seismic Events in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas     
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Submitted to the August 2020, in revision.

Li, P., A. Savvaidis

Cross-correlation relocation to identify active faults in the Permian Basin
Submitted to Seismological Research Letters November 2020.

 

Papers Awaiting Publication or Accepted Pending Revisions

Author(s) Title
Smye, K.M., Banerji, D.A. Eastwood, R, McDaid, G., and Hennings, P.H. Facies and Reservoir Properties of the Delaware Mountain Group of the Delaware Basin and Implications for Saltwater Disposal 
Accepted for Publication in Journal of Sedimentary Research as of August 2020.
Smye, K.M., Hennings, P.H., Horne, E.A.

Variations in Vertical Stress in the Permian Basin Region
AAPG Bulletin, in press, doi:10.1306/10092019189

Gao, R.S., J.-P. Nicot, P.H. Hennings, P. La Pointe, K.M. Smye, E.A. Horne, R. Dommisse

Low pressure build-up with large disposal volumes of oilfield water: A comprehensive hydrogeologic model of pore pressure change in the Ellenburger Group, Fort Worth Basin, North-Central Texas
Accepted for Publication in AAPG Bulletin  

Morris, A.P., Hennings, P.H., Horne, E.A., Smye, K.M.

Stability of Basement-Rooted Faults in the Delaware Basin of Texas and New Mexico, USA.
Accepted for Publication in Journal of Structural Geology

Hennings, P.H., J.P. Nicot, R.S.Gao, H.R. DeShon, J-E. Lund Snee, A.P. Morris, M. 7 R. Brudzinski, E.A. Horne, and C. Breton Pore Pressure Threshold and Fault Slip Potential for Induced Earthquakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area of North Central Texas
Accepted for Publication in Geophysical Research Letters 

 

Published

Year Published Author(s) Title
2021 Gao, S., Nicot, J.P., Hennings, P., La Pointe, P., Smye, K., Horne, E., Dommisse, R. Low Pressure buildup with large disposal volumes of oil field water: A flow model of the Ellenburger Group, Fort Worth Basin, northcentral Texas.                                                       Published in AAPG                                                                                                          Bulletin doi:https://doi.org/10.1306/07022119211                                                                                                                                                                
2021 Litherland, M. Induced Seismicity in New Mexico
New Mexico of Geology's general interest publication Earth Matters
https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/earthmatters/21/n2/em_v21_n2.pdf
2021 Hennings, P., Dvory, N., Horne., E., Li, P., Savvaidis, A., and Zoback, M.

Stability of the Fault Systems That Host-Induced Earthquakes in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.                                                                                                            Seismological Society of America's The Seismic Record                                                     http://dx.doi.org/10.18738/T8/TBTRXM                     

2021 Chen, Y. and S. Fomel Non-stationary local signal-and-noise orthogonalization                                                                      Geophysics, doi: 10.1190/geo2020-0151.1
2021 Chen, Y., O. Saad, M. Bai, X. Liu, and S. Fomel A compact program for 3D passive seismic source-location imaging                                                   Seismological Research Letters, doi: 10.1785/0220210050
2021 Chen, Y., S. Fomel, H. Wang, and S. Zu

5D de-aliased seismic data interpolation using non-stationary prediction error filter                 Geophysics, doi: 10.1190/geo2020.0540.1

2021 Chen, Y., Saad, O.M.

CapsPhase: Capsule Neural Network for Seismic Phase Classification and Picking                           Published online at IEEEXplore 2021. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3089929

2021 Li, P., Huang, G.D.,  Savvaidis, A., Kavoura F., Porritt, R.W.  Characteristics of Seismicity in the Eagle Ford Shale Play, Southern Texas, Constrained by Earthquake Relocation and Centroid Moment Tensor Inversion.                                                Seismological Research Letters 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220210005                                             
2021 Grigoratos I, Bazzurro P, Rathje E, Savvaidis, A.

Time-dependent seismic hazard and risk due to wastewater injection in Oklahoma                         Published in Earthquake Spectra.                       https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/8755293020988020

2021 Li, P., Huang, G.D., and Savvaidis, A.  Seismic Features of the Permian Basin Region from Received Function Analysis                      Tectonophysics, Volume 801, 2021, 228718, ISSN 0040-1951 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228718
2021 Trugman, D.T., Savvaidis, A.  Source Spectral Properties of Earthquakes in the Delaware Basin of West Texas, Seismol 
Res. Lett.XX,1–13, doi:10.1785/0220200461.
2021 Horne, E. A., Hennings, P. H., and Zahm, C. K. (2020) Basement Structure of the Delaware Basin, in Callahan, O. A., Eichhubl, P., eds., The Geologic Basement of Texas: a volume in honor of Peter Flawn    
Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, doi:10.23867/RI0286C6.
2021 Wang, W., Kahlor, L., Moon, W., Olson, H. Person, Place, or Thing: Individual, Community, and Risk Information Seeking
Published at Sage Journals- https://journals.sagepub.com/  DOI: 10.1177/1075547020986805
Link to PDF: https://utexas.box.com/s/r3nhr356foe5dtis87i8dn75abnj2eon
2020 J.P. Nicot

Hydrogeology of the Texas Basement                                                                                                            The Geologic Basement of Texas: a volume in honor of Peter Flawn. BEG Report Investigations. doi.org/1023867/RI0286                                                                                              

2020 Haddad, M., Eichhubl, P.  Poroelastic Modeling of Basement Fault Reactivation Caused by Saltwater Disposal Near Venus, Johnson County, Texas
Published at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Golden, Colorado, USA, 28 June-1 July. ARMA-20-2006. 
2020 Robinson, R., Aiging, L., Savvaidis, A., Hu, H. Complex shear wave anisotropy from induced earthquakes in west Texas
Published in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America
https://utexas.box.com/shared/static/sey6azyyrh7w2pzf9byu45m8wb6m74hw.pdf
2020 Merzlikin, D., Savvaidis, A., Whittaker, S., Bestmann, I. Data Processing of a local Seismological Network for West Texas Seismicity Characterization
Published in Seismological Research Letters:  https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190358
2020 Staniewicz, S., Chen,  J. Lee, H., Olson,J., Savvaidis, A., Reedy, R., Breton, C., Rathje, E., Hennings, P.  InSAR reveals complex surface deformation patterns over an 80,000 square kilometer oil-producing region in the Permian Basin
Geophysical Research Letters (2020): 2020GL090151 
2020 Jeong, S., B. Stump and H.R. DeShon Spectral Characteristics of Ground Motion from Induced Earthquakes in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, Using the Generalized Inversion Technique
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110, 2058-2076. https://doi: 10.1785/0120200097.
2020 Iason Grigoratos: Ellen Rathje: Paolo Bazzurro: Alexandros Savvaidis Earthquakes Induced by Wastewater Injection, Part II: Statistical Evaluation of Causal Factors and Seismicity Rate Forecasting
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2020) 
2020 Iason Grigoratos; Ellen Rathje; Paolo Bazzurro; Alexandros Savvaidis Earthquakes Induced by Wastewater Injection, Part I: Model Development and Hindcasting
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2020) https://doi.org/10.1785/0120200079
2020 F. Kavoura, A. Savvaidis, E. Rathje Determination of Local Magnitude for Earthquakes Recorded From the Texas Seismological Network (TEXNET)
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0220190366/589672/Determination-of-Local-Magnitude-for-Earthquakes
2020 R. W. Porritt, A. Savvaidis, B. Young, M. Shirley, P. Li Crustal Structure in Southeastern Texas from Joint Inversion of Ambient Seismic Noise and P to S Receiver Functions
https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008866
2020 Horne, E.A, Hennings, P. H., Osmond, J. L and DeShon, H.R. Structural Characterization of Potentially Seismogenic Faults in the Fort Worth Basin
http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/INT-2019-0188.1
2020 Haddad, M., EIchhubl, P. Poroelastic Models for Fault Reactivation in Response to Concurrent Injection and Production in Stacked Reservoirs
Journal of Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2020.100181 
2020 Khosravikia F, Kurkowski J, and Clayton P. (2020) Fragility of masonry veneers to human-induced Central U.S. earthquakes using neural network models
Journal of Building Engineering, 28  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.101100
2020 Chen, R, Xue, X., Park, J., Datta-Gupta, A., and King, M. J. New Insights into the Mechanisms of Seismicity in the Azle Area, North Texas
https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2018-0357.1
2019 Savvaidis, A., Lomax, A., Breton, C. Induced seismicity in the Delaware Basin, west Texas, is caused by hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal 
In press in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, available online on August25th  
https://utexas.box.com/s/d0b4htv0xudmogv2oxs4ujr4wy139bec
2019 Lemons, C. R., McDaid, G., Smye, K. M, Acevedo, J. P, Hennings, P. H., Banerji, D. A., and Scanlon, B. R Spatiotemporal and Stratigraphic Trends in salt-water disposal practices of the Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico, United States
Environmental Geosciences, v. 26, no. 4  https://doi.org/10.1306/eg.06201919002
2019 Zalachoris, G., and Rathje, E.M Ground Motion Model for Small-to-Moderate Earthquakes in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas
https://doi.org/10.1193/022618EQS047M
2019 Smye, K. M, Lemons, C. R., Eastwood, R. McDaid, G., and Hennings, P. H. Stratigraphic architecture and petrophysical characterization of formations for deep disposal in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas
https://library.seg.org/doi/pdf/10.1190/INT-2018-0195.1
2019 Savvaidis, A., Young, B., Huang, G. D. and Lomax, A. TexNet: A Statewide Seismological Network in Texas
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/90/4/1702/571435/TexNet-A-Statewide-Seismological-Network-in-Texas?redirectedFrom=PDF
2019 Quinones, L. A., DeShon, H. R., Jeong, S., Ogwari, P., Sufri, O., Holt, M. M. and Kwong, K. B. Tracking Induced Seismicity in the Fort Worth Basin: A Summary of the 2008–2018 North Texas Earthquake Study Catalog
https://doi.org/10.1785/0120190057
2019 Lomax, A., and Savvaidis, A. Improving absolute earthquake location in west Texas using probabilistic, proxy ground-truth station corrections
https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB017727
2019 Khosravikia, F., and Clayton, P. Updated evaluation metrics for optimal intensity measure selection in probabilistic seismic demand model
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109899
2019 Khosravikia, F., Clayton, P., and Nagy, Z. Artificial Neural Network-Based Framework for Developing Ground-Motion Models for Natural and Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-pdf/doi/10.1785/0220180218/4602832/srl-2018218.1.pdf
2019 Kahlor, L.A, Wang, W., Olsen, H.C, Li, X., and Markman, A.B. Public perceptions and information-seeking intentions related to seismicity in five Texas communities
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830726X?via%3Dihub
2019 Huang, G.G., Savvaidis, A., and Walter, J. l. Mapping the 3‐D Lithospheric Structure of the Greater Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico for Earthquake Monitoring
https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018351
2019 Hennings, P. H., Lund Snee, J.E., Osmond, DeShon, H.R, Dommisse, R., Horne, E., Lemons, C and Zoback, M.D. Injection-Induced Seismicity and Fault-Slip Potential in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas
https://doi.org/10.1785/0120190017
2019 Frolich, F., Frohlich, C., Hayward, C., Rosenblit, J., Aiken, C. Hennings, P. H., Savvaidis, A. Lemons, C., Horne, E., Walter, J., and DeShon, H. R. Onset and cause of increased seismic activity near Pecos, West Texas, USA from observations at the Lajitas TXAR Seismic Array
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019JB017737
2019 Fan, Z., Eichhubl, P., and Newell, P. Basement Fault Reactivation by Fluid Injection Into Sedimentary Reservoirs: Poroelastic Effects
https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB017062
2019 Deline, M.B., and Kahlor, L. A. Planned Risk Information Avoidance: A Proposed Theoretical Model
https://doi.org/10.1093/ct/qty035
2018 Haddad, M., Eichhubl, P. Poroelastic Models for Fault Reactivation in Response to Injection and Production.                                     
Presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, USA, 17-20 June. ARMA-18-1321, https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ARMA-2018-1321
2018 Yust, M.B., Cox, B.R., Cheng, T. Epistemic Uncertainty in Vs Profiles and Vs30 Values Derived from Joint Consideration of Surface Wave and H/V Data at the FW07 TexNet Station
https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481462.038
2018 Walter, J.I., Frohlich, C., and Borgfeldt, T. Natural and Induced Seismicity in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/89/6/2437/548553/Natural-and-Induced-Seismicity-in-the-Texas-and?redirectedFrom=PDF
2018 Scanlon, B. R., Weingarten, M. B., Murray, K.E, and Reedy, R. C. Managing Basin‐Scale Fluid Budgets to Reduce Injection‐Induced Seismicity from the Recent U.S. Shale Oil Revolution
https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180223
2018 Quinones, L. A., DeShon, H. R., Magnani, M. B., and Frohlich, C. Stress Orientations in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, Determined from Earthquake Focal Mechanisms
https://doi.org/10.1785/0120170337
2018 Ogwari, P., DeShon, H. R., and Hornbach, M. J. The Dallas‐Fort Worth Airport Earthquake Sequence: Seismicity Beyond Injection Period
https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB015003
2018 Kahlor, L.A., Olsen, H.C, Markman, A. B., and Wang, W. Avoiding Trouble: Exploring Environmental Risk Information Avoidance Intentions 
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0013916518799149
2018 DeShon, H. R., Hayward, C. T., Ogwari, P.O, Quinones, L., Sufri, O., Stump, B., and Magnani, M.B Summary of the North Texas Earthquake Study Seismic Networks, 2013–2018
https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180269
2018 Savvaidis, A., Rathje, E., Cox, B., George, Z., Ayushi, T., Yust, M., Young, B. Site Characterization of TexNet Seismic Stations Using Different Geophysical Approaches
2018 Chen, R., Xue, X. Yao, C., Datta-Gupta, A., King, M., Hennings, P., and Dommisse, R. Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanical Modeling of Seismicity in the Azle Area North Texas
https://doi.org/10.2118/191623-M
2017 Zhu, C., Fan, Z., and Eichhubl, P. The Effect of Variable Fluid Injection Rate on the Stability of Seismogenic Faults                                                     
ARMA. American Rock Mechanics Association, 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 25-28 June, San Francisco, California, pp.1-7,                                                                           https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ARMA-2017-0098
2017 Zalachoris, G., Rathje, E. M., Paine, J.G. VS30 Characterization of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Using the P-Wave Seismogram Method
https://doi.org/10.1193/102416EQS179M
2016 Fan, Z., Eichhubl, P., Gale, J.F.W. Geomechanical analysis of fluid injection and seismic fault slip for the NW4.8 Timpson, Texas, earthquake sequence.
Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 121(4), p. 2798-2812 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JB012821
2016 Frohlich, C., DeShon, H. R., Stump, B., Hayward, C., Hornbach, M. and Walter, J.I. A Historical Review of Induced Earthquakes in Texas
https://doi.org/10.1785/0220160016
2015 Gono, V., Olson , J. E. and Gale, J. Understanding the Correlation between Induced Seismicity and Wastewater Injection in the Fort Worth Basin

 


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