Publications

Scientific output totals about 146 papers, books, and chapters; 270 contributed abstracts and presentations; and more than 106 invited seminars to academia and industry. My work continues to be well cited and favorably mentioned in the scientific and engineering literatures.

Authored or coauthored about 119 research papers, 1 book, 7 edited volumes, 19 chapters, 270 abstracts and presentations (106 others invited).

Books

  1. Schultz, R.A. (2024), 地质断裂力学 Geologic Fracture Mechanics, Chinese edition, Cambridge University Press and Petroleum Industry Press, in press.
  2. Schultz, R.A. (2019), Geologic Fracture Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 608 pp., ISBN 9781107189997 (released in UK in August 2019, and everywhere from September 2019). Also available on Amazon.

Edited Volumes

  1. Miocic, J., N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz, editors (2023), Geological Society of London Special Publication, 528, on “Enabling Secure Subsurface Storage in Future Energy Systems” https://doi.org/10.1144/SP528.
  2. Schultz, R.A., guest editor (2019), Special issue containing the best and keynote peer-reviewed papers from ARMA’s 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52, 4863–5821.
  3. Co-Editor (2017), Interpretation, special section on “Natural Fracture Interpretation: What to Look For” (with S.E. Laubach, J.E. Olson, and R. Marrett); papers were published as individual contributions.
  4. Watters, T.R., and R.A. Schultz, editors (2010), Planetary Tectonics, Cambridge University Press, 556 pp., ISBN 9780521765732.
  5. Schultz, R.A., and R.T. Pappalardo, guest editors (2006), Special Issue on Faulting and Fault Related Processes on Planetary Surfaces, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 2122–2270.
  6. Schultz, R.A., and R. Siddharthan, editors (1998), Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 267 pp.
  7. Daemen, J.J.K., and R.A. Schultz, editors (1995), Rock Mechanics: Proceedings of the 35th U.S. Symposium, Balkema, Rotterdam, 956 pp.

Chapters in Books and Edited Volumes

  1. Miocic, J., N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz (2023), Enabling secure subsurface storage in future energy systems: an introduction,in Enabling Secure Subsurface Storage in Future Energy Systems, edited by J. Miocic, N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 528, pp. 1–14, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP528-2023-5 (published online August 26, 2022).
  2. Schultz, R.A., S. Williams-Stroud, B. Horváth, J.M. Wickens, H. Bernhardt, W. Cao, P. Capuano, T.A. Dewers, R.A. Goswick, Q. Lei, M. McClure, R. Goteti, U. Prasad, B.A. Schwartz, H. Yu, S. Voegeli, and Q. Zhao (2022), Underground energy-related product storage and sequestration: Site characterisation, risk analysis, and monitoring, in Enabling Secure Subsurface Storage in Future Energy Systems, edited by J. Miocic, N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz, Geological Society of London Special Publication528, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP528-2022-66?ref=pdf&rel=cite-as&jav=AM (published online September 28, 2022).
  3. Babarinde, O., B. Schwartz, J. Meng, S. Kim, J. Segura, R.A. Schultz, and H. Soroush (2022), An overview of carbon sequestration and its geomechanical aspects, in Enabling Secure Subsurface Storage in Future Energy Systems, edited by J. Miocic, N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz, Geological Society of London Special Publication528, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP528-2022-51 (published online August 26, 2022).
  4. Schultz, R.A., N. Heinemann, B. Horváth, J. Wickens, J.M. Miocic, O.O. Babarinde, W. Cao, P. Capuano, T.A. Dewers, M. Dusseault, K. Edlmann, R.A. Goswick, A. Hassanpouryouzband, T. Husain, W. Jin, J. Meng, S. Kim, F. Molaei, T. Odunlami, U. Prasad, Q. Lei, B.A. Schwartz, J.M. Segura, H. Soroush, S. Voegeli, S. Williams-Stroud, H. Yu, and Q. Zhao (2022), An overview of underground energy-related product storage and sequestration, in Enabling Secure Subsurface Storage in Future Energy Systems, edited by J. Miocic, N. Heinemann, K. Edlmann, J. Alcalde, and R.A. Schultz, Geological Society of London Special Publication528, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP528-2022-160 (published online October 27, 2022).
  5. Fossen, H., R. Soliva, G. Ballas, B. Trzaskos, C. Cavalcante, and R.A. Schultz (2017), A review of deformation bands in reservoir sandstones: Geometries, mechanisms and distribution, in Subseismic-Scale Reservoir Deformation, edited by M. Ashton, S.J. Dee, and O.P. Wennberg, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 459, (published online in 2017).
  6. Nahm, A.L., and R.A. Schultz (2015), Rupes Recta and the geological history of the Mare Nubium region of the Moon: Insights from forward mechanical modeling of the ‘Straight Wall,’ in Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System, edited by T. Platz, M. Massironi, P.K. Byrne, and H. Hiesinger, Geological Society of London Special Publication, 401, pp. 377–394, doi:10.1144/SP401.4 (published online in 2013).
  7. Schultz, R.A., R. Soliva, C.H. Okubo, and D. Mège (2010), Fault populations, in Planetary Tectonics, edited by T.R. Watters and R.A. Schultz, Cambridge University Press, pp. 457–510.
  8. Tanaka, K.L., R. Anderson, J.M. Dohm, V. Hansen, G. McGill, R. Pappalardo, R.A. Schultz, and T.R. Watters (2010), Planetary structural mapping, in Planetary Tectonics, edited by T.R. Watters and R.A. Schultz, Cambridge University Press, pp. 351–396.
  9. Benedicto, A., V. Plagnes, P. Vergély, N. Flotté, and R.A. Schultz (2008), Fault and fluid interaction in a rifted margin: Integrated study of calcite-sealed fault-related structures (southern Corinth margin), in The Internal Structure of Fault Zones: Implications for Mechanical and Fluid-Flow Properties, edited by C.A.J. Wibberley, W. Kurz, J. Imber, R.E. Holdsworth, and C. Collettini, Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 299, pp. 257–275. (pdf reprint)
  10. Schultz, R.A., J.M. Moore, E.B. Grosfils, K.L. Tanaka, and D. Mège (2007), The Canyonlands model for planetary grabens: Revised physical basis and implications, in The Geology of Mars: Evidence from Earth-Based Analogues, edited by M.G. Chapman and I.P. Skilling, Cambridge University Press, pp. 371–399. (pdf reprint)
  11. Austin, K., and R.A. Schultz (1998), The use of RMR in determining subsidence parameters, in Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, edited by R.A. Schultz and R. Siddharthan, University of Nevada, Reno, pp. 49–54.
  12. Schultz, R.A., and J.M. Moore (1996), New observations of grabens from the Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, in Geology and Resources of the Paradox Basin, edited by A.C. Huffman, Jr., W.R. Lund, and L.H. Godwin, Utah Geological Association Guidebook, 25, pp. 295–302.
  13. Schultz, R.A., and T.R. Watters (1995), Elastic buckling of fractured basalt on the Columbia Plateau, Washington State, in Rock Mechanics: Proceedings of the 35th U.S. Symposium, edited by J.J.K. Daemen and R.A. Schultz, pp. 855–860, Balkema, Rotterdam.
  14. Schultz, R.A., K.A. Ward, and M.J. Hibbard (1993), Dike emplacement in the Donner Summit pluton, northern Sierra Nevada, California, in Crustal Evolution of the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, edited by M.M. Lahren, J.H. Trexler, Jr., and C. Spinosa, pp. 277–284, Geological Society of America Guidebook, Cordilleran/Rocky Mountain Sections, Reno, Nevada.
  15. Lucchitta, B.K., A.S. McEwen, G.D. Clow, P.E. Geissler, R.B. Singer, R.A. Schultz, and S.W. Squyres (1992), The canyon system on Mars, in Mars, edited by H.H. Kieffer, B.M. Jakosky, C.W. Snyder, and M.S. Matthews, pp. 453–492, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  16. Schultz, R.A., and R.C. Bradt (1992), Cleavage of ceramic and mineral single crystals, in Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics, 10: Fracture Fundamentals, High-Temperature Deformation, Damage, and Design, edited by R.C. Bradt, D.P.H. Hasselman, D. Munz, M. Sakai, and V.Ya. Shevchenko, pp. 135–153, Plenum, New York.
  17. Schultz, R.A. (1992), Studies of faulting on the Earth and other planets, in Trends in Geophysical Research, 1, pp. 97–111, Council of Scientific Research Integration, Trivandrum, India (INVITED REVIEW).
  18. Aydin, A., R.A. Schultz, and D. Campagna (1990), Fault-normal dilation in pull-apart basins: Implications for the relationship between strike-slip faults and volcanic activity, in “Active and Recent Strike-Slip Tectonics,” edited by M. Boccaletti and A. Nur, Annales Tectonicae (International Journal of Structural Geology and Tectonics), 4, pp. 45–52.
  19. Aydin, A., and R.A. Schultz (1989), The effect of fault interaction on the stability of echelon strike-slip faults, in “Proceedings of Conference XLV on Fault Segmentation and Controls of Rupture Initiation and Termination,” edited by D.P. Schwartz and R.H. Sibson, pp. 47–66, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 89-315.

Research Papers

  1. Hou, Z., K. Qiu, A. Rogowitz, R.A. Schultz, J. Deng, and B. Grasemann (2024), Progressive development of stylolites in cryptocrystalline quartz from western Sichuan Basin, China, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 136, B37461, in press.
  2. Lee, H.P., R.A. Schultz, and J.E. Olson (2022), Inferring friction and stress states from the angle between wing fractures and solution surfaces, Journal of Structural Geology, 162, 104706, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2022.104706.
  3. Schultz, R.A., and D.J. Evans (2020), Occurrence frequencies and uncertainties for US underground natural gas storage facilities by state, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 84, 103630, December 15, 2020,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103630.
  4. Yue, K., H.P. Lee, J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2020), Apparent fracture toughness for LEFM applications in hydraulic fracture modeling, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 230, 106984, May 1,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2020.106984.
  5. Schultz, R.A., D.W. Hubbard, D.J. Evans, and S.L. Savage (2019), Characterization of historical methane occurrence frequencies from US underground natural gas storage facilities with implications for risk management, operations, and regulatory policy, Risk Analysis, 39, https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13417 published online November 6, 2019 (printed as Risk Analysis, 40, March 2020, 588–607). Corrigendum, Risk Analysis, 41, published online February 6, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13710.
  6. Yue, K., J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2019), The effect of layered modulus on fracture modeling and height containment, SPE-195683-PA, SPE Drilling & Completion, 34, https://doi:10.2118/195683-PA.
  7. Almansour, A., S.E. Laubach, J.E. Bickel, and R.A. Schultz (2019), Value of information analysis of a fracture prediction method, paper SPE-198906-PA, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 22, https://doi:10.2118/198906-PA.
  8. Lee, H.P., J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2018), Numerical analysis of interaction between propagating opening mode fractures with veins using the Discrete Element Method, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 103, 275–288, https://doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.01.005.
  9. Wang, W., J.E. Olson, M. Prodanović, and R.A. Schultz (2018), Interaction between cemented natural fractures and hydraulic fractures assessed by experiments and numerical simulations, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 167, 506–516 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092041051830281X.
  10. Yue, K., J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2018), Layered modulus effect on fracture modeling and height containment, paper 2898691 presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC),Houston, Texas, July 23–25, 2018.
  11. Wang, W., J.E. Olson, M. Prodanović, and R.A. Schultz (2018), The impact of natural fracture thickness on hydraulic fracture interaction mechanics, paper 2902343 presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC),Houston, Texas, July 23–25, 2018.
  12. Schultz, R.A., and D. Vereide (2017), Post-Aliso Canyon regulations focus on natural gas storage reliability, Oil and Gas Journal, 115, 76–80, April 3, 2017 https://www.ogj.com/pipelines-transportation/article/17229273/postaliso-canyon-regulations-focus-on-natural-gas-storage-reliability.
  13. Schultz, R.A., C. Chabannes, and D. Vereide (2017), An asset integrity management system for underground natural gas storage in solution-mined salt caverns, paper presented at the Spring 2017 Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) Technical Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 23–26, 2017.
  14. Evans, D.J., and R.A. Schultz (2017), Analysis of occurrences at underground fuel storage facilities and assessment of the main mechanisms leading to loss of storage integrity, paper ARMA 17–265 presented at the 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, June 25–28, 2017.
  15. Razavi, O., H.P. Lee, J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2017), Characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs using drilling mud loss data: The effects of fluid leak-off and fracture permeability, paper ARMA 17–855 presented at the 51st US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, June 25–28, 2017.
  16. Razavi, O., H.P. Lee, J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2017), Drilling mud loss in naturally fractured reservoirs: Theoretical modeling and field data analysis, paper 17ATCE-P-2581-SPE presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, October 9–11, 2017.
  17. Schultz, R.A. (2016), Causes and mitigation strategies of surface hydrocarbon leaks at heavy-oil fields: Examples from Alberta and California, Petroleum Geoscience, 22, online publication November 1, 2016, https://doi:10.1144/petgeo2016-070.
  18. Schultz, R.A., U. Mutlu, and A. Bere (2016), Critical issues in subsurface integrity, paper ARMA 16–037 presented at the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, June 26–29, 2016
  19. Yue, K., J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2016), Calibration of stiffness and strength for layered rocks, paper ARMA 16–460 presented at the 50th US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, June 26–29, 2016.
  20. Lee, H.P., J.E. Olson, and R.A. Schultz (2016), The interaction analysis of propagating opening mode fractures with veins using Discrete Element Method, paper ARMA 16–769 presented at the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, June 26–29, 2016.
  21. Schultz, R.A., X. Tong, K.A. Soofi, D.T. Sandwell, and P.H. Hennings (2014), Using InSAR to detect active deformation associated with faults in Suban field, South Sumatra Basin, Indonesia, The Leading Edge, 33, 882–888 https://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/tle33080882.1.
  22. Schultz, R.A., L.E. Summers, K.W. Lynch, and A.J. Bouchard (2014), Subsurface containment assurance program: Key element overview and best practice examples, paper OTC 24851 presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, March 25–28, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Subsurface-Containment-Assurance-Program-Key-and-Schultz-Summers/21213b9656b181ac1a9bcc3b88efab2334ea1604.
  23. Schultz, R.A., X. Tong, K.A. Soofi, D.T. Sandwell, and P.H. Hennings (2014), Satellite interferometry and the detection of active deformation associated with faults in Suban field, South Sumatra Basin, Indonesia, Proceedings, Indonesian Petroleum Association, 38th Annual Convention and Exhibition, Jakarta Convention Center, May 21–23, 2014.
  24. Klimczak, C., and R.A. Schultz (2013), Fault damage zone origin of the Teufelsmauer, Subhercynian Cretaceous Basin, Germany, International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), 102, 121–138 https://doi:10.1007/s00531-012-0794-z.
  25. Schultz, R.A., C. Klimczak, H. Fossen, J.E. Olson, U. Exner, D.M. Reeves, and R. Soliva, (2013), Statistical tests of scaling relationships for geologic structures, Journal of Structural Geology, 48, 85–94 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191814112002763  (#1 most downloaded article through March 2013).
  26. Soliva, R., R.A. Schultz, G. Ballas, A. Taboada, C. Wibberley, E. Saillet, and A. Benedicto (2013), A new model of cataclastic band system formation as a function of tectonic setting, burial and material properties; new insight from Provence (southern France), Journal of Structural Geology, 49, 50–63 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191814112002714.
  27. Klimczak, C., and R.A. Schultz (2013), Localized compaction in dilating materials, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 64, 139–147 https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/document?repid=rep1&type=pdf&doi=deb955eda18d7df3443df0fb77d984a9b18b0498.
  28. Schultz, R.A., and R. Soliva (2012), Propagation energies inferred from deformation bands in sandstone, International Journal of Fracture, 176, 135–149 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10704-012-9730-2.
  29. Nahm, A.L., and R.A. Schultz (2011), Magnitude of global contraction on Mars from analysis of surface faults: Implications for Martian thermal history, Icarus, 211, 389–400, https://doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.11.003.
  30. Schultz, R.A. (2011), Relationship of compaction bands in Utah to Laramide fault-related folding, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, 29–35 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012821X11000136.
  31. Key, W.R.O., and R.A. Schultz (2011), Fault formation in porous rocks at high strain rates: First results from the Upheaval Dome impact crater, Utah, USA, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 1161–1170 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/gsabulletin/article-abstract/123/5-6/1161/125665/Fault-formation-in-porous-sedimentary-rocks-at.
  32. Fossen, H., R.A. Schultz, and A. Torabi (2011), Conditions and implications for compaction band formation in Navajo Sandstone, Utah, Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1477–1490 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191814111001246.
  33. Klimczak, C., R. Soliva, R.A. Schultz, and J. Chéry (2011), Growth of deformation bands in a multilayer sequence, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B09209, https://doi:10.1029/2011JB008365.
  34. Olson, J.E., and R.A. Schultz (2011), Comment on “A note on the scaling relations for opening mode fractures in rock” by C.H. Scholz, Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1523–1524 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S019181411000163X.
  35. Nahm, A.L., and R.A. Schultz (2010), Evaluation of the orogenic belt hypothesis for the origin of the Thaumasia Highlands, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, E04008, https://doi:10.1029/2009JE003327.
  36. Fossen, H., R.A. Schultz, E. Rundhovde, A. Rotevatn, and S.J. Buckley (2010), Fault linkage and graben stepovers in Canyonlands (Utah) and the North Sea Viking Graben, with implications for hydrocarbon migration and accumulation, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 94, 597–613 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/aapgbull/article-abstract/94/5/597/133047/Fault-linkage-and-graben-stepovers-in-the?redirectedFrom=fulltext.
  37. Klimczak, C., R.A. Schultz, R. Parashar, and D.M. Reeves (2010), Cubic law with aperture-length correlation: Implications for network scale fluid flow, Hydrogeology Journal, 18, 851–862, https://doi:10.1007/s10040–009–0572–6.
  38. Klimczak, C., R.A. Schultz, and Nahm, A.L. (2010), Evaluation of the origin hypotheses of Pantheon Fossae, central Caloris basin, Mercury, Icarus, 209, 262–270 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0019103510001624.
  39. Schultz, R.A., E. Hauber, S. Kattenhorn, C.H. Okubo, and T.R. Watters (2010), Interpretation and analysis of planetary structures, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 855–875 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S019181410900203X  (INVITED REVIEW ARTICLE) [#3 Hottest article].
  40. Solum, J.G., J.P. Brandenburg, O.V. Kostenko, S.J. Wilkins, and R.A. Schultz (2010), Characterization of deformation bands associated with normal and reverse stress states in the Navajo Sandstone, Utah, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 94, 1453–1475 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/aapgbull/article-abstract/94/9/1453/519044/Characterization-of-deformation-bands-associated.
  41. Schultz, R.A., C.H. Okubo, and H. Fossen (2010), Porosity and grain size controls on compaction band formation in Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L22306, https://doi:10.1029/2010GL044909.
  42. Benedicto, A., and R.A. Schultz (2010), Stylolites in limestone: Magnitude of contractional strain accommodated and scaling relationships, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 1250–1256 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191814109000741.
  43. Okubo, C.H., R.A. Schultz, M.A. Chan, G. Komatsu, and the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) Team (2009), Deformation band clusters on Mars and implications for subsurface fluid flow, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121, 474–482 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/gsabulletin/article-abstract/121/3-4/474/2368/Deformation-band-clusters-on-Mars-and-implications.
  44. Schultz, R.A. (2009), Scaling and paleodepth of compaction bands, Nevada and Utah, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B03407, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2008JB005876.
  45. Polit, A.T., R.A. Schultz, and R. Soliva (2009), Geometry, displacement-length scaling, and extensional strain of normal faults on Mars with inferences on mechanical stratigraphy of the Martian crust, Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 662–673 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191814109000716.
  46. Soliva, R., and R.A. Schultz (2008), Distributed and localized faulting in extensional settings: Insight from the North Ethiopian Rift – Afar transition area, Tectonics, 27, TC2003, https://doi:10.1029/2007TC002148.
  47. Schultz, R.A., and H. Fossen (2008), Terminology for structural discontinuities, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 92, 853–867.
  48. Soliva, R., A. Benedicto, R.A. Schultz, L. Maerten, and L. Micarelli (2008), Displacement and interaction of normal fault segments branched at depth: Implications for fault growth and potential earthquake rupture size, Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 1288–1299.
  49. Schultz, R.A., R. Soliva, H. Fossen, C.H. Okubo, and D.M. Reeves (2008), Dependence of displacement-length scaling relations for fractures and deformation bands on the volumetric changes across them, Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 1405–1411.
  50. Schultz, R.A., D. Mège, and H. Diot (2008), Emplacement conditions of igneous dikes in Ethiopian Traps, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 178, 673–692.
  51. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2007), Compactional deformation bands in Wingate Sandstone; additional evidence of an impact origin for Upheaval Dome, Utah, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 256, 169–181.
  52. Fossen, H., R.A. Schultz, Z.K. Shipton, and K. Mair (2007), Deformation bands in sandstone: A review, Journal of the Geological Society of London, 164, 755–769, https://10.1144/0016-76492006-036.
  53. Nahm, A.L., and R.A. Schultz (2007), Outcrop-scale properties of Burns Formation at Meridiani Planum, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L20203, https://10.1029/2007GL031005, October 24.
  54. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2006), Near-tip stress rotation and the development of deformation band stepover geometries in mode II, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 118, 343–348.
  55. Neuffer, D.P., R.A. Schultz, and R.J. Watters (2006),Mechanisms of slope failure on Pyramid Mountain, a subglacial volcano in Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 43, 147–155.
  56. Dimitrova, L.L., W.E. Holt, A.J. Haines, and R.A. Schultz (2006), Towards understanding the history and mechanisms of Martian faulting: The contribution of gravitational potential energy, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L08202, https://10.1029/2005GL025307, April 28.
  57. Neuffer, D.P., and R.A. Schultz (2006), Mechanisms of slope failure in Valles Marineris, Mars, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 39, 227–240. Paper was the winner of the Best Young Author Award.
  58. Schultz, R.A., R.T. Pappalardo, and D.T. Ferrill (2006), Introduction to the Special Issue on Faulting and Fault Related Processes on Planetary Surfaces, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 2121–2122.
  59. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2006), Variability in Early Amazonian Tharsis stress state based on wrinkle ridges and strike-slip faulting, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 2169–2181.
  60. Schultz, R.A., C.H. Okubo, and S.J. Wilkins (2006), Displacement-length scaling relations for faults on the terrestrial planets, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 2182–2193.
  61. Schultz, R.A. (2006), Cam cap models for Lunar soil: A first look, Proceedings of the 2nd NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration, 10th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2006), on CD-ROM.
  62. Goudy, C.L., and R.A. Schultz (2005), Dike intrusions beneath grabens south of Arsia Mons, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 5, doi:10.1029/2004GL021977.
  63. Soliva, R., R.A. Schultz, and A. Benedicto (2005), Three-dimensional displacement-length scaling and maximum dimension of normal faults in layered rocks, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L16302, doi:10.1029/2005GL023007, August 16.
  64. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2005), Evolution of damage zone geometry and intensity in porous sandstone: Insight from strain energy density, Journal of the Geological Society of London, 162, 939–949.
  65. Goudy, C.L., R.A. Schultz, and T.K.P. Gregg (2005), Coulomb stress changes in Hesperia Planum, Mars, reveal regional thrust fault reactivation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, E10005, doi:10.1029/2004JE002293.
  66. Wilkins, S.J., and R.A. Schultz (2005), 3-D cohesive end-zone model for source scaling of strike-slip interplate earthquakes, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95, 2232–2258.
  67. Schultz, R.A., and R. Siddharthan (2005), A general framework for the occurrence and faulting of deformation bands in porous granular rocks, Tectonophysics, 411, 1–18.
  68. Okubo, C.H., R.A. Schultz, and G.S. Stefanelli (2004), Gridding Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data with GMT: Effects of pixel size and interpolation methods on DEM integrity, Computers and Geosciences, 30, 59–72.
  69. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2004), Mechanical stratigraphy in the western equatorial region of Mars based on thrust fault-related fold topography and implications for near-surface volatile reservoirs, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116, 594–605.
  70. Schultz, R.A., C.H. Okubo, C.L. Goudy, and S.J. Wilkins (2004), Igneous dikes on Mars revealed by MOLA topography, Geology, 32, 889–892.
  71. Grosfils, E.B., R.A. Schultz, and G. Kroeger (2003), Geophysical exploration within northern Devils Lane graben, Canyonlands National Park, Utah: Implications for sediment thickness and tectonic evolution, Journal of Structural Geology, 25, 455–467.
  72. Schultz, R.A. (2003), Seismotectonics of the Amenthes Rupes thrust fault population, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 1303, doi:10.1029/2002GL016475, March 22.
  73. Schultz, R.A. (2003), A method to relate initial elastic stress to fault population strains, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 1593, doi:10.1029/2002GL016681, June 13.
  74. Wilkins, S.J., and R.A. Schultz (2003), Cross faults in extensional settings: Stress triggering, displacement localization, and implications for the origin of blunt troughs in Valles Marineris, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, 5056, doi:10.1029/2002JE001968, June 19.
  75. Schultz, R.A., and C.M. Balasko (2003), Growth of deformation bands into echelon and ladder geometries, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 2033, doi:10.1029/2003GL018449, October 18.
  76. Benedicto, A., R. Schultz, and R. Soliva (2003), Layer thickness and the shape of faults, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 2076, doi:10.1029/2003GL018237, October 31.
  77. Okubo, C.H., and R.A. Schultz (2003), Thrust fault vergence directions on Mars: A foundation for investigating global-scale Tharsis-driven tectonics, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 2154, doi:10.1029/2003GL018664, November 21.
  78. Schultz, R.A., and H. Fossen (2002), Displacement-length scaling in three dimensions: The importance of aspect ratio and application to deformation bands, Journal of Structural Geology, 24, 1389–1411.
  79. Watters, T.R., R.A. Schultz, M.S. Robinson, and A.C. Cook (2002), The mechanical and thermal structure of Mercury’s early lithosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, doi:10.1029/2001GL014308, June 14.
  80. Wilkins, S.J., R.A. Schultz, R.C. Anderson, J.M. Dohm, and N.C. Dawers (2002), Deformation rates from faulting at the Tempe Terra extensional province, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 1884, doi:10.1029/2002GL015391, September 25.
  81. Schultz, R.A. (2002), Stability of rock slopes in Valles Marineris, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 1932, doi:10.1029/2002GL015728, October 11.
  82. Schultz, R.A., and J. Lin (2001), Three-dimensional normal faulting models of Valles Marineris, Mars, and geodynamic implications, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, 16,549–16,566.
  83. Schultz, R.A., and T.R. Watters (2001), Forward mechanical modeling of the Amenthes Rupes thrust fault on Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 4659–4662.
  84. McGill, G.E., R.A. Schultz, and J.M. Moore (2000), Fault growth by segment linkage: An explanation for scatter in maximum displacement and trace length data from the Canyonlands Grabens of SE Utah: Discussion, Journal of Structural Geology, 22, 135–140.
  85. Schultz, R.A. (2000), Fault-population statistics at the Valles Marineris Extensional Province, Mars: Implications for segment linkage, crustal strains, and its geodynamical development, Tectonophysics, 316, 169–193.
  86. Schultz, R.A. (2000), Growth of geologic fractures into large-strain populations: Review of nomenclature, subcritical crack growth, and some implications for rock engineering, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 37, 403–411.
  87. Schultz, R.A. (2000), Localization of bedding plane slip and backthrust faults above blind thrust faults: Keys to wrinkle ridge structure, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 12,035–12,052.
  88. Watters, T.R., R.A. Schultz, and M.S. Robinson (2000), Displacement-length scaling relations of thrust faults associated with lobate scarps on Mercury and Mars: Comparison with terrestrial faults, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 3659–3662.
  89. Moore, J.M., and R.A. Schultz (1999), Processes of faulting in jointed rocks of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 111, 808–822.
  90. Schultz, R.A. (1999), Understanding the process of faulting: Selected challenges and opportunities at the edge of the 21st century, Journal of Structural Geology, 21, 985–993 (INVITED ARTICLE).
  91. Schultz, R.A. (1998), Integrating rock mechanics into traditional geoscience curricula, Journal of Geoscience Education, 46, 141–145, doi:10.5408/1089-9995-46.2.141.
  92. Schultz, R.A. (1998), Multiple-process origin of Valles Marineris basins and troughs, Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 46, 827–834.
  93. Schultz, R.A. (1998), Geologic map of MTM –10067 quadrangle of the western Coprates Chasma region of Mars, U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I–2588, scale 1:500,000.
  94. Schultz, R.A. (1997), Displacement-length scaling for terrestrial and Martian faults: Implications for Valles Marineris and shallow planetary grabens, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 12,009–12,015.
  95. Bruhn, R.L., and R.A. Schultz (1996), Geometry and slip distribution in normal fault systems: Implications for mechanics and fault-related hazards, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 3401–3412.
  96. Schultz, R.A., and A.N. Fori (1996), Fault-length statistics and implications of graben sets at Candor Mensa, Mars, Journal of Structural Geology, 18, 373–383.
  97. Schultz, R.A. (1996), Relative scale and the strength and deformability of rock masses, Journal of Structural Geology, 18, 1139–1149.
  98. Schultz, R.A. (1995), Limits on strength and deformation properties of jointed basaltic rock masses, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 28, 1–15.
  99. Schultz, R.A. (1995), Gradients in extension and strain at Valles Marineris, Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 43, 1561–1566.
  100. Schultz, R.A., and Q. Li (1995), Uniaxial strength testing of nonwelded Calico Hills tuff, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Engineering Geology, 40, 287–299.
  101. Piscoran, P.L., and R.A. Schultz (1995), Evolving fracture arrays and associated changes in rock mass properties, Proceedings, 6th International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management, 6–8, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  102. Schultz, R.A., and K.L. Tanaka (1994), Lithospheric-scale buckling and thrust structures on Mars: The Coprates rise and south Tharsis ridge belt, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, 8371–8385.
  103. Schultz, R.A., M.C. Jensen, and R.C. Bradt (1994), Single crystal cleavage of brittle materials, International Journal of Fracture, 65, 291–312.
  104. Schultz, R.A., and M.T. Zuber (1994), Observations, models, and mechanisms of failure of surface rocks surrounding planetary surface loads, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, 14,691–14,702.
  105. Li, Q., and R.A. Schultz (1994), Uniaxial strength testing of Calico Hills tuff, Yucca Mountain: Preliminary results, Proceedings, 5th International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management, 2106–2111, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  106. Schultz, R.A. (1993), Brittle strength of basaltic rock masses with applications to Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research, 98, 10,883–10,895.
  107. Schultz, R.A. (1992), Mechanics of curved slip surfaces in rock, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 10, 147–154.
  108. Schultz, R.A. (1991), Structural development of Coprates Chasma and western Ophir Planum, central Valles Marineris rift, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 96, 22,777–22,792.
  109. Aydin, A., and R.A. Schultz (1990), Effect of mechanical interaction on the development of strike-slip faults with echelon patterns, Journal of Structural Geology, 12, 123–129.
  110. Schultz, R.A., and H.V. Frey (1990), A new survey of multiring impact basins on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, 14,175–14,189.
  111. Frey, H.V., and R.A. Schultz (1990), Speculations on the origin and evolution of the Utopia-Elysium lowlands of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, 14,203–14,213.
  112. Schultz, R.A., and A. Aydin (1990), Formation of interior basins associated with curved faults in Alaska, Tectonics, 9, 1387–1407.
  113. Warren, J.L., H.A. Zook, J.H. Allton, U.S. Clanton, C.B. Dardano, J.A. Holder, R.R. Marlow, R.A. Schultz, L.A. Watts, and S.J. Wentworth (1989), The detection and observation of meteoroid and space debris impact features on the Solar Max satellite, Proceedings Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 19th, 641–657.
  114. Schultz, R.A. (1989), Strike-slip faulting of ridged plains near Valles Marineris, Mars, Nature, 341, 424–426.
  115. Frey, H.V., and R.A. Schultz (1988), Large impact basins and the mega-impact origin for the crustal dichotomy on Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 15, 229–232.
  116. Schultz, R.A. (1988), Stress intensity factors for curved cracks obtained with the displacement discontinuity method, International Journal of Fracture, 37, R31–R34.
  117. Schultz, R.A. (1985), Assessment of global and regional tectonic models for faulting in the ancient terrains of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 90, 7849–7860. (Correction to “Assessment of global and regional tectonic models for faulting in the ancient terrains of Mars” by R.A. Schultz (1986), Journal of Geophysical Research, 91, 12,861–12,863.)
  118. Schultz, P.H., R.A. Schultz[1], and J.L. Rogers (1982), The structure and evolution of ancient impact basins on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87, 9803–9820.
  119. Clanton, U.S., H.A. Zook, and R.A. Schultz (1980), Hypervelocity impacts in Skylab IV/Apollo windows, Proceedings Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 11th, 2261–2273.

Major Technical Reports

  1. Multiple reports to SHASTA (Subsurface Hydrogen Assessment, Storage, and Acceleration Project, funded by US DOE under contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 via subcontract number B655896 to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), including:
    • “Underground Hydrogen Storage Deployment: Industrial Perspectives Report.”
    • Quarterly interim status reports
  2. Multiple reports to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (Hydrogen TCP), Task 42: Underground Hydrogen Storage Workplan, including:
    • Progress, Semi-Annual, and Yearly Technology Monitor Reports (coauthor of Subsurface Integrity; Planning, Regulation, Safety & Society; Regional Perspectives; and Integrated Planning chapters).
  3. Multiple reports to the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), including:
    • “ARMA Communications Task Force Report, Containing Recommendations, Suggested Action Items, and Supporting Materials,” 77 p., June 2022.
    • Periodic and annual reports from the Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee and the Underground Storage and Utilization Technical Committee.
    • “Seattle Highlights,” report on the 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, ARMA Letters, 25, 2–3, Fall 2018 issue (INVITED).
  4. States First (now State Oil & Gas Regulatory Exchange), Ground Water Protection Council, and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (2017), Underground Gas Storage Regulatory Considerations: A Guide for State and Federal Regulatory Agencies; May 2017, 122 p. I was the lead author on Chapter 7, Reservoir Integrity. The published report can be found here.
  5. Schultz, R.A. (2016–present), Multiple technical reports to companies serving the gas storage industry.
  6. Schultz, R.A. (2015–2017), Multiple technical reports to industry sponsors of UT’s FRAC Consortium including ExxonMobil and Shell.
  7. Schultz, R.A. (2011–2015), Authored approximately 50 significant internal technical reports and presentations to technical workshops and senior management for ConocoPhillips Company (through March 2015).
  8. Schultz, R.A. (1988–2011), Multiple technical progress and final reports to funding agencies including NASA, DOE, NSF, U.S. National Research Council, and American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Fund.
  9. Schultz, R.A. (2007–2008), Proprietary technical reports for Shell International Exploration and Production Company, Houston, Texas.
  10. Schultz, R.A. (1997), 2D microtopography of ramps and graben terminations at Canyonlands National Park, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, San Ramon, California.
  11. Schultz, R.A. (1991–1993), Multiple proprietary technical reports for precious-metals mining companies including Newmont Gold Company, Noranda Exploration, Inc., Kennecott Exploration Company (all in Nevada).


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