Derek Elsworth

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Computational mechanics, rock mechanics, groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling, poromechanics, coupled processes, contaminant hydrology, mining engineering, petroleum engineering and fracture hydrology with applications to geothermal energy; the de

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Recent Publications

The Stability Transition From Stable to Unstable Frictional Slip With Finite Pore Pressure

Affinito, R., Wood, C., Marty, S., Elsworth, D. & Marone, C., Jan 16 2024, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 51, 1, e2023GL105568.

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Brittle sedimentary strata focus a multimodal depth distribution of seismicity during hydraulic fracturing in the Sichuan Basin, Southwest China

An, M., Elsworth, D., Zhang, F., Huang, R., Li, J., Xu, Z., Zhong, Z. & He, M., May 10 2024, In: Tectonophysics. 880, 230332.

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Chemical compositions of Longmaxi shales and implications for fault stability during the extraction and storage of fuels and energy

An, M., Zhang, F., Yin, Z., Elsworth, D. & Huang, R., Jun 2024, In: Geoenergy Science and Engineering. 237, 212777.

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A multi-layer nanocased model to explain the U-shaped evolution of shale gas permeability at constant confining pressure

Cheng, W., Cui, G., Tan, Y., Elsworth, D., Wang, C., Yang, C., Chen, T. & Jiang, C., Mar 1 2024, In: Fuel. 359, 130478.

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Power law dependence of unstable slip velocity on decreasing shear loading stiffness

Gu, L., Hao, S. & Elsworth, D., Jun 24 2024, In: Tectonophysics. 881, 230349.

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Millisecond-resolved gas sorption kinetics and time-dependent diffusivity of coal

He, X., Elsworth, D. & Liu, S., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

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Feasibility and prospects of symbiotic storage of CO2 and H2 in shale reservoirs

Hou, L., Elsworth, D., Wang, J., Zhou, J. & Zhang, F., Jan 2024, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 189, 113878.

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Prediction of Fracturing Pressure and Parameter Evaluations at Field Practical Scales

Hou, L., Zhou, L., Elsworth, D., Wang, S. & Wang, W., Apr 2024, In: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 57, 4, p. 2567-2580 14 p.

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Recalibration of CO2 storage in shale: prospective and contingent storage resources, and capacity

Hou, L., Elsworth, D., Zhang, L., Gong, P. & Liu, H., Mar 1 2024, In: Energy. 290, 130067.

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Effect of non-uniform swelling on coal multiphysics during gas injection: The triangle approach

Huang, Y., Liu, J., Zhao, Y., Elsworth, D. & Leong, Y. K., Apr 2024, In: Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 16, 4, p. 1362-1372 11 p.

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Shale gas production evaluation considering gas diffusion and dispersed distribution of kerogen

Huang, Y., Liu, J., Gao, Q., Elsworth, D. & Leong, Y. K., Jan 18 2024, In: Energy and Fuels. 38, 2, p. 1083-1097 15 p.

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Evolution of coal permeability during gas/energy storage

Jiang, C., Liu, J., Leong, Y. K. & Elsworth, D., Jan 31 2024, In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 53, p. 1373-1386 14 p.

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Evolution of pore systems in low-maturity oil shales during thermal upgrading —Quantified by dynamic SEM and machine learning

Liu, J., Bai, X. & Elsworth, D., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Petroleum Science.

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Stress sensitivity of permeability in high-permeability sandstone sealed with microbially-induced calcium carbonate precipitation

Song, C. & Elsworth, D., Mar 2024, In: Biogeotechnics. 2, 1, 100063.

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Impacts of Rate of Change in Effective Stress and Inertial Effects on Fault Slip Behavior: New Insights Into Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Sun, Z., Elsworth, D., Cui, G., Li, Y., Zhu, A. & Chen, T., Feb 2024, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 129, 2, e2023JB027126.

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