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Paul Hsieh

Research Hydrologist

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Short Biography

Education

Ph.D., 1983, University of Arizona, Hydrology and Water Resources
M.S., 1979, University of Arizona, Hydrology and Water Resources
B.S.E., 1977, Princeton University, Civil Engineering

Professional Experience

U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1983 to present. Research hydrologist and chief of project Hydrology of Fractured Rocks. Conduct research on fluid flow and solute transport in fractured rocks, hydraulic and tracer testing, computer simulation and visualization, groundwater resources in bedrock terrain, poroelasticity analysis of fluid-stress interaction and subsurface deformation. Special assignments. 2010: Served on the Government science team for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. 2005 to 2007: Served as lead scientist to develop the groundwater model of the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer in Washington and Idaho.

U.S. Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ, 1978 to 1983. Worked part time as hydrologist while attending graduate school at University of Arizona. Conducted research on hydraulic testing in fractured rocks.

U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, 1977 to 1978. Hydrologist. Conducted research on earthquakes triggered by increase of fluid pressure.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 1989 to 2004. Taught graduate-level courses "Role of Fluid in Geologic Processes" and "Hydraulic and Tracer Tests for Ground-Water Resource Evaluation."

Awards and Honors

National Ground Water Association John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering, 2012
Service to America Medal - 2011 Federal Employee of the Year
U.S. Geological Survey - Director's Award, For Exemplary Service to the Nation, 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response
Department of the Interior - Distinguish Service Award, 2008
Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 2005
Department of the Interior - Meritorious Service Award, 2000
Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, 1995
 






Publications

Hickman, H.H., P.A. Hsieh, W.D. Mooney, C.B. Enomoto, P.H. Nelson, L.A. Mayer, T.C. Weber, K. Moran, P.B. Flemings, M.K. McNutt, 2012, Scientific basis for safely shutting in the Macondo Well after the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online ahead of print December 3, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1115847109

McNutt, M.K., R. Camilli, T.J. Crone, G.D. Guthrie, P.A. Hsieh, T.B. Ryerson, O. Savasg, and F. Shafferd, 2011, Review of flow rate estimates of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print December 20, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1112139108.

Hsieh, P.A., 2011, Application of MODFLOW for Oil Reservoir Simulation During the Deepwater Horizon Crisis: Ground Water, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00813.x.

McNutt, M, R. Camilli, G. Guthrie, P. Hsieh, V. Labson, B. Lehr, D. Maclay, A. Ratzel, and M. Sogge. 2011. Assessment of Flow Rate Estimates for the Deepwater Horizon / Macondo Well Oil Spill. Flow Rate Technical Group report to the National Incident Command, Interagency Solutions Group, March 10, 2011.

Berg, S.J., Hsieh, P.A., and Illman, W.A., 2011, Estimating hydraulic parameters when poroelastic effects are significant: Ground Water, no. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00781.x

Hsieh, P.A., 2010, Computer simulation of reservoir depletion and oil flow from the Macondo well following the Deepwater Horizon blowout: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1266, 18 p.

Hutnak, M., Hurwitz, S., Ingebritsen, S.E., and Hsieh, P.A., 2009 , Numerical models of caldera deformation: Effects of multi-phase and multi-component hydrothermal fluid flow: Journal of Geophysical Research , v. 114, B04411, doi:10.1029/2008JB006151.

Hsieh, P.A., 2009, Book Review--Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics: Geofluids, v. 9, p. 251-252.

Kipp, Jr., K.L., Hsieh, P.A., and Charlton, S.R., 2008, Guide to the revised ground-water flow and heat transport simulator: HYDROTHERM -- Version 3: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6-A25, 160 p.

Hsieh, P.A., Barber, M.E., Contor, B.A., Hossain, M.A., Johnson, G.S., Jones, J.L., and Wylie, A.H., 2007, Ground-water flow model for the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer, Spokane County, Washington, and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5044, 77 p.

Hurwitz, S., Christiansen, L.B., and Hsieh, P.A., 2007, Hydrothermal fluid flow and deformation in large calderas: Inferences from numerical simulations: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112, B02206, doi:10.1029/2006JB004689.

Shapiro, A.M., Hsieh, P.A., Burton, W.C., and Walsh, G.J., 2007, Integrated multi-scale characterization of ground-water flow and chemical transport in fractured crystalline rock at the Mirror Lake Site, New Hampshire, in Hyndman, D.W., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Singha, K., eds., Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes: American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series, v. 171, p. 201–225.

Heilweil, V.M., and Hsieh, P.A., 2006, Determining anisotropic transmissivity using a simplified Papadopulos method: Ground Water, v. 44, p. 749-753.

Christiansen, L.B., Hurwitz, S., Saar, M.A., Ingebritsen, S.E., and Hsieh, P.A., 2005, Seasonal seismicity at western United States volcanic centers: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 240, no. 2, p. 307-321.

Kipp, K.L., Hsieh, P.A., Hayba, D.O., and Ingebritsen, S.E., 2005, HYDROTHERM: A simulator of two-phase ground-water flow and heat transport: International Ground Water Modeling Center Newsletter, v. 23, no. 3, p. 3.

Tiedeman, C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 2004, Evaluation of longitudinal dispersivity estimates from simulated forced- and natural-gradient tracer tests in heterogeneous aquifers: Water Resources Research, v. 40, no. 1, 15 p.

Tiedeman, C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 2003, Evaluation of longitudinal dispersivity estimates from forced-gradient tracer tests in heterogeneous aquifers in Kovar, K., and Zbynek, H., eds., Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling: A Few Steps Closer to Reality: IAHS Publication 277, p. 168-174.

Tiedeman, C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 2003, Evaluation of simulated forced-gradient tracer test in heterogeneous aquifers - Different test types yield different longitudinal dispersivity estimates, in Poeter, E.P, Zheng, C., Hill, M.C. and Doherty, J., eds. MODFLOW and more 2003, Understanding through Modeling [Proceedings]: Golden, CO, Colorado School of Mines, September 16-19, 2003, p. 264-268.

Ellefsen, K.J., Hsieh, P.A., Shapiro, A.M., 2002, Crosswell seismic investigation of hydraulically conductive, fractured bedrock near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire: Journal of Applied Geophysics, v. 50, p. 299-317.

Hsieh, P.A., 2002, Some thoughts on modeling flow in fractured rocks: International Groundwater Modeling Center Newsletter, v. XX, Spring 2002, p. 2.

Hsieh, P.A., and Winston, R.B., 2002, User's Guide To Model Viewer, A Program For Three-Dimensional Visualization of Ground-water Model Results: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-106, 18 p.

Tiedeman, C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 2002, Evaluation of longitudinal dispersivity estimates from forced-gradient tracer tests in heterogeneous aquifers, in Korvar, K. and Hrkal, Z., eds. ModelCARE 2002, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modeling, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-20 June 2002: Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geologica 2002, v. 46., p. 131-134.

Hsieh, P.A., 2001, TopoDrive and ParticleFlow -Two Computer Models for Simulation and Visualization of Ground-Water Flow and Transport of Fluid Particles in Two Dimensions: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-286, 30 p.

Hsieh, P.A., and others, 2001, Conceptual models of flow and transport in the fractured vadose zone: Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, 374 p.

Hsieh, P.A., and Tiedeman C.R., 2001, Evaluation of forced-gradient tracer tests in fractured rock aquifers: Fractured Rock 2001 Conference Proceedings, March 26-28, 2001, Toronto Canada

Tiedeman C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 2001, Assessing an open-well aquifer test in fractured crystalline rock: Journal of Ground Water, v. 39, no. 1, p. 68-78.

Zheng, C., Hill, M.C., and Hsieh, P.A., 2001, MODFLOW-2000, The U.S. Geological Survey modular ground-water model--User guide to the LMT6 package, the linkage with MT3DMS for multi-species mass transport modeling: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-82, 43 p.

Hsieh, P.A., Wingle, W.L, and Healy, R.W, 2000, VS2DI-A graphical software package for simulating fluid flow and solute or energy transport in variably saturated porous media: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 99-4130, 16 p.

Hsieh, P.A., 2000, A brief survey of hydraulic tests in fractured rocks in Faybishenko, B., Witherspoon, P.A., and Benson, S.M., eds., Dynamics of fluids in fractured rocks: American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 122, p. 59-66.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane, J.W., Jr., Hsieh, P.A., and Gorelick, S.M., 2001, Characterizing Fractured rock aquifers using radar, tracer and hydraulic data: Fractured Rock 2001 Conference Proceedings, March 26-28, 2001, Toronto, Canada.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Hsieh, P.A., Gorelick, S.M., 2000, Identifying fracture-zone geometry using simulated annealing and hydraulic-connection data: Water Resources Research, v. 36, no. 7, p. 1707-1721.

Tiedeman, C.R., and Hsieh, P.A., 1999, Analysis of an open-hole aquifer test in fractured crystalline rock, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 783-793.

Shapiro, A.M., Hsieh, P.A., and Haeni, F.P., Integrating multidisciplinary investigations in the characterization of fractured rocks, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 669-680.

Hsieh, P.A., Shapiro, A.M., and Tiedeman, C.R., 1999, Computer simulation of fluid flow in fractured rocks at the Mirror Lake FSE well field, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 777-781.

Elllefsen, K.J., Hsieh, P.A., and Shapiro, A.M., 1999, Relation between seismic velocity and hydraulic conductivity at the USGS Fractured Rock Research Site, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 735-745.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Hsieh, P.A., Shapiro, A.M., and Gorelick, S.M., 1999, Geostatistical simulation of high-transmissivity zones at the Mirror Lake Site: Conditioning to hydraulic information, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 685-693.

Tiedeman, C.R., Goode, D.J., and Hsieh, P.A., 1998, Characterizing a ground water basin in a New England mountain and valley terrain: Ground Water, v. 36, no. 4, p. 611-620.

Shapiro, A.M., and Hsieh, P.A., 1998, How good are estimates of transmissivity from slug tests in fractured rock?: Ground Water, v. 36, no. 1, p. 37-48.

Hsieh, P.A., 1998, Scale effects in Fluid Flow through Fractured Geologic Media, in Sposito, Garrison, ed., Scale Dependence and Scale Invariance in Hydrology: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, p. 335-353.

Ellefsen, K.J., Kibler, J.E., Hsieh, P.A., and Shapiro, A.M., 1998, Crosswell seismic Tomography at the USGS Fractured Rock Research Site: Data collection, data processing, and tomograrns, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-510.

Tiedeman, C.R., Goode, D.J., and Hsieh, P.A., 1997, Numerical simulation of ground-water flow through glacial deposits and crystalline bedrock in the Mirror Lake area, Grafty County, New Hampshire: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1572, 50 p.

Leake, S.A., and Hsieh, P.A., 1997, Simulation of deformation of sediments from decline of ground-water levels in an aquifer underlain by a bedrock step, in Prince, K.R., and Leake, S.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Subsidence Interest Group conference—proceedings of the technical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 1995: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0047.

Hsieh, P.A., 1997, Poroelasticity simulation of ground-water flow and subsurface deformation, in Prince, K.R., and Leake, S.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Subsidence Interest Group Conference—proceedings of the technical meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 1995: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0047.

Committee on Fracture Characterization and Fluid Flow, 1996, Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow, Contemporary Understanding and Applications: Washington D.C., National Academy Press, 551 p.

Hsieh, P.A., 1996, Deformation-induced changes in hydraulic head during ground-water withdrawal: Ground Water, v, 34, no. 6, p. 1082-1089.

Wright, D.L., Olhoeft, G.R., Hsieh, P.A., Majer, E.L., Paillet, F.L., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 1996, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, p. 119-126.

Wood, W.,W., Shapiro, A.M., and Hsieh, P.A., 1996, Observational, experimental and inferred evidence for solute diffusion in fractured granite aquifers: Examples from the Mirror Lake watershed, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, p. 167-170.

Shapiro, A.M., and Hsieh, P.A., 1996, A new method of performing controlled injection of traced fluid in fractured crystalline rock, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, p. 131-136.

Shapiro, A.M. and Hsieh, P.A., 1996, Overview of research on use of hydrologic, geophysical and geochemical methods to characterize flow and chemical transport in fractured rock at the Mirror Lake site, New Hampshire, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015.

Hsieh, P.A., and Shapiro, A.M, 1996, Hydraulic characteristics of fractured bedrock underlying the FSE well field at the Mirror Lake site, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, p. 127-130.

Hsieh, P.A., Perkins, R.L., and Rosenberry, D.O., 1996, Field instrumentation for multilevel monitoring of hydraulic head in fractured bedrock at the Mirror Lake site, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program—Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, p. 137-140.

Hsieh, P.A., 1996, An overview of field investigations of fluid flow in fractured crystalline rocks on the scale of hundreds of meters, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Workshop on Research Related to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings,: U. S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 182-185.

Hsieh, P.A., and Cooley, R.L., 1995, Comment on “Horizontal aquifer movement in a Theis-Theim confined system” by Donald C. Helm: Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 12, p. 3107-3111.Shapiro, A.M., Hsieh, P.A., and Winter, T.C., 1995, The Mirror Lake fractured-rock research site—A multidisciplinary research effort in characterizing ground-water flow and chemical transport in fractured rock: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-138-95, 2 p.

Tiedeman, C., Hsieh, P.A., and Christian, S.B., 1995, Characterization of a high transmissivity zone by well test analysis: Steady-state case, Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 1, p. 27-37.

Kaehler, C.A., and Hsieh, P.A., 1994, Hydraulic properties of a fractured-rock aquifer, Lee Valley, San Diego County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2394, 64 p.

Hsieh, P.A., Shapiro, A.M., Barton, C.C., Haeni, F.P., Johnson, C.D., Martin, C.W., Paillet, F.L., Winter, T.C., and Wright, D.L., 1993, Methods of characterizing fluid movement and chemical transport in fractured rock, in Cheney, J.T., and Hepburn, J.C., eds., Field Trip Guidebook for the Northeastern United States: 1993 Boston GSA: Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, v. 2, p. R1-R30.

Goode, D.J., Hsieh, P.A., Shapiro, A. M., Wood, W.W., and Kraemer, T.F., 1993, Concentration history during pumping from a leaky aquifer with stratified initial concentration: in Shen, H.W., ed., Hydraulic Engineering, Proc. 1993 National Conference, 25-30 July 1993, San Francisco, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York.

Hsieh, P.A., 1993, Some Experience gained from using packers and transducers in ground-water investigations of crystalline-rock aquifers, in Latkovich, V. J., ed., Proceedings of a pressure transducer-packer workshop, June 25-28, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-71, p. 5-7.

Hsieh, P.A., and Freckleton, J.R., 1993, Documentation of a computer program to simulate horizontal-flow barriers using the Modular Three-Dimensional Finite-Difference Ground-Water Flow Model: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-477, 59 p.

Shapiro, A.M. and Hsieh, P.A., 1991, Research in fractured-rock hydrogeology: Characterizing fluid movement and chemical transport in fractured rock at the Mirror Lake drainage basin, New Hampshire, in Mallard, G.E., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 155-161.

Ritzi, R.W., Jr., Sorooshian, S., and Hsieh, P. A., 1991, The estimation of fluid flow properties from the response of water levels in wells to the combined atmospheric and earth tide forces: Water Resources Research, v. 27, no. 5, p. 883-893.

Barton, C.C., and Hsieh, P.A., 1989, Physical and hydrologic-flow properties of fractures, Field Trip Guidebook T385, 28th International Geologic Congress: American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C., 36 p.

Hsieh, P.A., Bredehoeft, J.D., and Rojstaczer, S.A., 1988, Response of well aquifer systems to earth tides: Problem Revisited: Water Resources Research, v. 24, no. 3, p. 468-472.

Paillet, F.P., Cheng, C.H., and Hsieh, P.A., 1987, Experimental verification of acoustic waveform and vertical seismic profile measurements of fracture permeability: Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Annual Logging Symposium, 28th, London, 1987, Proceedings, p. PP1-21.

Hsieh, P.A., Bredehoeft, J.D., and Farr, J.M, 1987, Determination of aquifer transmissivity from earth tide analysis: Water Resources Research, v. 23, no. 10, p. 1824-1832.

Hsieh, P.A., 1987, Characterizing the hydraulic properties of fractured rock masses: Methodology and case studies, in Farmer, I. W., and others, eds., Rock Mechanics: Proceedings of the 28th U. S. Symposium: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 465-472.

Hsieh, P.A., 1986, A new formula for the analytical solution of the radial dispersion problem: Water Resources Research, v. 22, no. 11, p. 1597-1605.

Hsieh, P.A., 1986, Discussion of “Aquifer test analysis in fractured rocks with linear flow pattern” by Z. Sen: Ground Water, v. 24, no. 4, p. 530-531.

Hsieh, P.A., and Neuman, S.P., 1985, Field determination of the three dimensional hydraulic conductivity tensor of anisotropic media, 1. Theory: Water Resources Research, v. 21, no. 11, p. 1655-1665.

Hsieh, P.A., Neuman, S.P., Stiles, G.K., and Simpson, E.S., 1985, Field determination of the three-dimensional hydraulic conductivity tensor of anisotropic media, 2. Methodology and application to fractured rocks: Water Resources Research, v. 21, no. 11, p. 1667-1676.

Moench, A.F., and Hsieh, P.A., 1985, Comment on “Evaluation of slug tests in wells containing a finite thickness skin” by C. R. Faust and J. W. Mercer: Water Resources Research, v. 21, no. 9, p. 1459-1461.

Neuman, S.P., Simpson, E.S., Hsieh, P.A., Jones, J.W., and Winter, C.L., 1985, Statistical analysis of hydraulic test data from fractured crystalline rock near Oracle, Arizona, in Memoires Volume XVII, Part 1 Proceedings Hydrogeology of Rocks of Low Permeability: International Association of Hydrogeologists, Tucson, Arizona, p. 289-300.

Moench, A.F., and Hsieh, P.A., 1985, Slug testing in wells with finite-thickness skin, in Ramey, J. H., Jr., and others, eds., Proceedings Tenth Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering: Stanford Geothermal Program, p. 169-175.

Moench, A.F., and Hsieh, P.A., 1985, Analysis of slug test data in a well with finite thickness skin, in Memoires Volume XVII, Part 1 Proceedings Hydrogeology of Rocks of Low Permeability: International Association of Hydrogeologists, Tucson, Arizona, p. 17-29.

Hsieh, P.A., Neuman, S.P., and Simpson, E.S., 1983, Pressure testing of fractured rocks--a methodology employing three-dimensional cross-hole tests: U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Topical Report NUREG/CR- 3213, 176 p.

Hsieh, P.A., Tracy, J.V., Neuzil, C.E., Bredehoeft, J.D., and Silliman, S.E., 1981, A transient laboratory method for determining the hydraulic properties of “tight' rocks-I. theory: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences and Geomechanics Abstracts, v. 18. no. 3, p. 245-252.

Neuzil, C.E., Cooley, C., Silliman, S.E., Bredehoeft, J.D., and Hsieh, P.A., 1981, A transient laboratory method for determining the hydraulic properties of “tight” rocks--II. application: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences and Geomechanics Abstracts, v. 18, no. 3, p. 253-258.

Hsieh, P.A., and Bredehoeft, J. D., 1981, A reservoir analysis of the Denver earthquake: a case of induced seismicity: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 86, no. B2, p. 903-920.




                           

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