Student Projects (Past)

Projects of Former Students


  Roselyne Laboso (thesis; paper):

 
  • Laboso, R. C. (2016). Fault-controlled damage and permeability at the brady geothermal system, Nevada, U.S.A (Order No. 10193609). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1858814864).
  • Laboso, R.C., N.C. Davatzes (2016), Fault-Controlled Damage and Permeability at the Brady Geothermal System,Nevada, USA, Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 22-24, 16p.


  Olivia Wells (thesis; paper):

 
  • Wells, O. L. (2015). The evolution of fracture surface roughness and its dependence on slip (Order No. 1597133). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1710061932).Wells, O.L. and Davatzes, N.C. (2015) The history of dilation across natural fractures due to evolving surface roughness, Proceedings, Fortieth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 28-28, 2015, 12 p.


  Justin Roth (thesispaper):

  • Roth, J. M. (2014). Investigating the volume and structure of porosity in fractured and unfractured rocks from the newberry volcano, oregon: An evaluation and comparison of two- and three-dimensional methods (Order No. 1552297). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1501655565).

    Roth, J., Davatzes, N.C., Davatzes, A.E.K. (2013) Investigating the volume and structure of porosity in fractured and unfractured rock from the Newberry volcano, Oregon, USA: Evaluation of two- and three-dimensional methods. Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 29-October 2, 2013. 10 p.


  Michael Swyer (thesis: ; paper 1, paper 2):

  • Swyer, M. W. (2013). Evaluating the role of the rhyolite ridge fault system in the desert peak geothermal field, NV: Boundary element modeling of fracture potential in proximity of fault slip (Order No. 1533315). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1294851926).

    Swyer, M.W. and Davatzes, N.C. (2013) Evaluating the role of the Rhyolite Ridge fault system in the Desert Peak Geothermal Field with robust sensitivity testing through boundary element modeling and likelihood analysis, PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Eight Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, California, February 11-February 13, SGP-TR-194, 16 p.

    Swyer, M.W. and Davatzes, N.C. (2012) Using Boundary Element Modeling of Fault Slip to Predict Patterns of stress Perturbation and Related Fractures in Geothermal Reservoirs and Explore Parameter Uncertainty, Proceedings, Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, California, January 30-February 1, SGP-TR-194, 14 p.


  Kelly Blake (thesis; paper 1, paper 2):

  • Blake, K. (2011). Crustal stress heterogeneity in the vicinity of a geothermal field: Coso geothermal field, CA (Order No. 1500799). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (900865609).
  • Blake, K. and Davatzes, N.C. (2012) Borehole Image Log and Statistical Analysis of FOH-3D, Fallon Naval Air Station, NV, Proceedings, Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, California, January 30-February 1, SGP-TR-194, 14 p.
  • Blake, K. and Davatzes, N.C. (2011) Stress Heterogeneity in the Vicinity of the Coso Geothermal Field. Proceedings Thirty-Fifth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California. 11 p.

  Nwachukwu Anyamele (thesis; abstract)

 
  • Anyamele, N., Davatzes, N.C., and Solum, J. G. (2009). Sources of clay in fault rock of the Moab Fault, Utah. American Association of Petrolem Geologists/Society for Sedimentary Geology joint annual meeting, Denver, Colorado.


  Joseph Batir (thesis; paper)

 
  • Batir, J., Davatzes, N.C., and Asmundsson, R. (2012) Preliminary State of Stress of the Hellisheidi Geothermal Field, Hengill Volcanic Zone, Iceland, Proceedings, Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, California, January 30-February 1, SGP-TR-194, 17 p.


  Drew Fetterman (thesis; paper)

  • Fetterman, J.D. and Davatzes, N.C. (2011) Evolution of Fracture Porosity in the Newberry Volcano Geothermal System, Oregon, USA: Feedback between deformation and alteration. Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 7 p.

  Amelia Letvin (thesis)



  Tryana Garza-Cruz (thesis; paper)

  • Garza-Cruz, T. & Davatzes, N.C. (2010): Numerical Modeling of the nucleation conditions of drilling-induced Petal Centerline Fracture. Geothermal Resources Council. Best Paper Award!

For a perspective on the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, please visit: EES List of Recent Theses.