Publications

Journal Article
Espinoza, N. D., Jung, H., Major, J. R., Sun, Z., Ramos, M. J., Eichhubl, P., Balhoff, M. T., et al. (2018). CO2 charged brines changed rock strength and stiffness at Crystal Geyser, Utah: Implications for leaking subsurface CO2 storage reservoirs. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 73, 16–28. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Aman, M., Espinoza, N. D., Ilgen, A. G., Major, J. R., Eichhubl, P., & Dewers, T. A. (2018). CO2-induced chemo-mechanical alteration in reservoir rocks assessed via batch reaction experiments and scratch testing. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 8, 133–149. Wiley Online Library. Publisher's Version
Sun, Z., Tang, H., Espinoza, N. D., Balhoff, M. T., & Killough, J. E. (2018). Discrete element modeling of grain crushing and implications on reservoir compaction. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Shovkun, I., & Espinoza, N. D. (2018). Geomechanical implications of dissolution of mineralized natural fractures in shale formations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 160, 555–564. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Chen, X., & Espinoza, N. D. (2018). Ostwald ripening changes the pore habit and spatial variability of clathrate hydrate. Fuel, 214, 614–622. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Chen, X., Verma, R., Espinoza, N. D., & Prodanović, M. (2018). Pore-Scale Determination of Gas Relative Permeability in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments Using X-Ray Computed Micro-Tomography and Lattice Boltzmann Method. Water Resources Research, 54, 600–608. Wiley Online Library. Publisher's Version
Jung, H., Singh, G., Espinoza, N. D., & Wheeler, M. F. (2018). Quantification of a maximum injection volume of CO2 to avert geomechanical perturbations using a compositional fluid flow reservoir simulator. Advances in Water Resources, 112, 160–169. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Sun, Z., Espinoza, N. D., & Balhoff, M. T. (2018). Reservoir rock chemo-mechanical alteration quantified by triaxial tests and implications to fracture reactivation. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 106, 250–258. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Chen, X., & Espinoza, N. D. (2018). Surface area controls gas hydrate dissociation kinetics in porous media. Fuel, 234, 358–363. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Shovkun, I., & Espinoza, N. D. (2017). Coupled fluid flow-geomechanics simulation in stress-sensitive coal and shale reservoirs: Impact of desorption-induced stresses, shear failure, and fines migration. Fuel, 195, 260–272. Elsevier.
Massaro, A. S., Espinoza, N. D., Frydman, M., Barredo, S., & Cuervo, S. (2017). Analyzing a suitable elastic geomechanical model for Vaca Muerta Formation. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 79, 472–488. Elsevier.
Hernandez-Uribe, L. A., Aman, M., & Espinoza, N. D. (2017). Assessment of Mudrock Brittleness with Micro-scratch Testing. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50, 2849–2860. Springer.
Espinoza, N. D., & Santamarina, C. J. (2017). CO 2 breakthrough—Caprock sealing efficiency and integrity for carbon geological storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 66, 218–229. Elsevier.
Sun, Z., Espinoza, N. D., Balhoff, M. T., & Dewers, T. A. (2017). Discrete element modeling of micro-scratch tests: investigation of mechanisms of CO2 alteration in reservoir rocks. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50, 3337–3348. Springer.
Guiltinan, E. J., Cardenas, B. M., Bennett, P. C., Zhang, T., & Espinoza, N. D. (2017). The effect of organic matter and thermal maturity on the wettability of supercritical CO2 on organic shales. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 65, 15–22. Elsevier.
Ramos, M. J., Espinoza, N. D., Torres-Verd{\'ın, C., & Grover, T. (2017). Use of S-wave anisotropy to quantify the onset of stress-induced microfracturingShear anisotropy and microfracturing. Geophysics, 82, MR201–MR212. GeoScienceWorld.
Espinoza, D. N., Vandamme, M., Dangla, P., Pereira, J. - M., & Vidal-Gilbert, S. (2016). Adsorptive-mechanical properties of reconstituted granular coal: Experimental characterization and poromechanical modeling. International Journal of Coal Geology, 162, 158-168. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Sun, Y., Aman, M., & Espinoza, D. N. (2016). Assessment of mechanical rock alteration caused by CO 2–water mixtures using indentation and scratch experiments. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 45, 9–17. Elsevier. Publisher's Version
Sun, Z., Espinoza, D. N., & Balhoff, M. T. (2016). Discrete element modeling of indentation tests to investigate mechanisms of CO2-related chemomechanical rock alteration. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(11), 7867-7881. Publisher's Version

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