Publications

Listed below are our most recent published articles. A complete overview of the articles published by the Experimental Rock Deformation Group from 1986 to present can be viewed here.

2024

Fu, Q., Yan, M., Dekkers, M. J., Guan, C., Yu, L., Xu, W., Xu, Z., Shen, M., & Li, B. (2024). Remagnetization of magnetite-bearing rocks in the Eastern Qiangtang Terrane, Tibetan Plateau (China): Mechanism and diagnosis. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 351, Article 107184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2024.107184
Wolterbeek, T. K. T., Snippe, J. R., & Hangx, S. J. T. (2024). Impact of humid supercritical CO2 flow and CO2 solvation-induced cement porewater expulsion on reactive self-sealing processes along wellbore microannuli. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 235, Article 212728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2024.212728
Carpentier, S., Meekes, S., Frumau, A., Verberne, M., Candela, T., & Koster, K. (2024). A novel geophysical method to monitor ultra-shallow reservoirs: mapping of soil moisture content in subsiding peatlands to forecast drought effects and CO2 emissions. First Break, 42(3), 85-91. https://doi.org/10.3997/1365-2397.fb2024027
Peng, H., Vasconcelos, I., & Ravasi, M. (2024). Image-domain seismic inversion by deblurring with invertible Recurrent Inference Machines. Geophysics, 89(2), R121-R136. https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2022-0780.1
Hung, C.-C. (2024). Experimental and Numerical Perspectives on The Role of Localization and Heating in Small-Magnitude Earthquakes. [Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU), Universiteit Utrecht]. Utrecht University. https://doi.org/10.33540/2170
Arts, J. P. B., Niemeijer, A. R., Drury, M. R., Willingshofer, E., & Matenco, L. C. (2024). The frictional strength and stability of spatially heterogeneous fault gouges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 628, 1-13. Article 118586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2024.118586

2023

Xu, W., Yan, M., van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., Li, B., Guan, C., Fu, Q., Yu, L., Xu, Z., Zhang, D., Shen, M., Feng, Z., Niu, Z., & Vaes, B. (2024). 50° Post-Eocene clockwise rotation of Mangkang and its implications for the oroclinal bending of the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Gondwana Research, 129, 23-35. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2023.12.004
Hung, C.-C., Niemeijer, A. R., Raoof, A., & Sweijen, T. (2023). Investigation of strain localization in sheared granular layers using 3-D discrete element modeling. Tectonophysics, 862, 1-13. Article 229974. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2023.229974
Heeb, J., Healy, D., Timms, N. E., & Gomez-Rivas, E. (2023). Rapid hydration and weakening of anhydrite under stress: implications for natural hydration in the Earth's crust and mantle. Solid Earth, 14(9), 985-1003. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-14-985-2023
Harpers, N., Wen, M., Miller, P., Hangx, S., & Busch, A. (2023). The Harpers THMC flow bench: A triaxial multi-reactor setup for the investigation of long-term coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical fluid-rock interaction. Review of Scientific Instruments, 94(9), 1-14. Article 095112. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0160906
Bérest, P., Gharbi, H., Blanco-Martín, L., Brouard, B., Brückner, D., DeVries, K. L., Hévin, G., Hofer, G., Spiers, C. J., & Urai, J. L. (2023). Salt Creep: Transition Between the Low and High Stress Domains. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 56(11), 8305-8316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-023-03485-y
Zand, F., Hangx, S. J. T., Spiers, C. J., van den Brink, P. J., Burns, J., Boebinger, M. G., Poplawsky, J. D., Monai, M., & Weckhuysen, B. M. (2023). Elucidating the Structure and Composition of Individual Bimetallic Nanoparticles in Supported Catalysts by Atom Probe Tomography. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(31), 17299-17308. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c04474
Hangx, S., & Pijnenburg, R. (2023). Compaction in the Groningen Gas Field: An overview of our understanding of the compaction behaviour of the Slochteren sandstone and surroundings during and after production.
Diekmann, L., Vasconcelos, I., & Van Leeuwen, T. (2023). A note on Marchenko-linearised full waveform inversion for imaging. Geophysical Journal International, 234(1), 228-242. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggad066
Hamers, M. F., Niemeijer, A. R., & Drury, M. R. (2023). Cathodoluminescence as a tracing technique for quartz precipitation in low velocity shear experiments. Scientific Reports, 13(1), Article 10236. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-37052-w
Wolterbeek, T. K. T., & Hangx, S. J. T. (2023). The thermal properties of set Portland cements – a literature review in the context of CO2 injection well integrity. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 126, 1-16. Article 103909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2023.103909
Zhang, M., Spiers, C. J., & Hangx, S. J. T. (2023). Effect of CO2-H2O-Smectite Interactions on Permeability of Clay-Rich Rocks Under CO2 Storage Conditions. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 56(5), 3451-3474. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-023-03259-6
Heeb, J., Healy, D., Timms, N. E., & Gomez-Rivas, E. (2023). Grain boundary networks and shape preferred orientation: A fresh angle on pattern quantification with GBPaQ. Computers and Geosciences, 174, Article 105311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2023.105311
Busch, A., Hangx, S., Vialle, S., Rizzo, R. E., & Kampman, N. (2023). Mechanical weakening of a mudrock seal by reaction with CO2-charged fluids. Geology, 51(7), 616-620. https://doi.org/10.1130/G51250.1
Chen, J., Hunfeld, L. B., Niemeijer, A. R., & Spiers, C. J. (2023). Fault Weakening During Short Seismic Slip Pulse Experiments: The Role of Pressurized Water and Implications for Induced Earthquakes in the Groningen Gas Field. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(2), Article e2022JB025729. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB025729
Pluymakers, A., Muntendam-Bos, A. G., & Niemeijer, A. (2023). Induced seismicity: a global phenomenon with special relevance to the Dutch subsurface. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 102(1), Article e2. https://doi.org/10.1017/njg.2023.2
Okuda, H., Niemeijer, A. R., Takahashi, M., Yamaguchi, A., & Spiers, C. J. (2023). Hydrothermal Friction Experiments on Simulated Basaltic Fault Gouge and Implications for Megathrust Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(1), Article e2022JB025072. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB025072
Ndayishimiye, A., Bang, S. H., Spiers, C. J., & Randall, C. A. (2023). Reassessing cold sintering in the framework of pressure solution theory. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 43(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.09.053

2022

Boulton, C., Mizera, M., Niemeijer, A. R., Little, T. A., Müller, I. A., Ziegler, M., & Hamers, M. F. (2022). Observational and theoretical evidence for frictional-viscous flow at shallow crustal levels. Lithos, 428-429, 1-21. Article 106831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2022.106831
Chen, J., Niemeijer, A. R., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). Seismic Fault Slip Behavior Predicted From Internal Microphysical Processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(11), Article e2022JB024530. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB024530
Miocic, J. M., Alcalde, J., Heinemann, N., Marzan, I., & Hangx, S. (2022). Toward Energy-Independence and Net-Zero: The Inevitability of Subsurface Storage in Europe. ACS Energy Letters, 7(8), 2486-2489. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01303
Van Stappen, J. F., McBeck, J. A., Cordonnier, B., Pijnenburg, R. P. J., Renard, F., Spiers, C. J., & Hangx, S. J. T. (2022). 4D Synchrotron X-ray Imaging of Grain Scale Deformation Mechanisms in a Seismogenic Gas Reservoir Sandstone During Axial Compaction. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 55(8), 4697-4715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-02842-7
Leah, H., Fagereng, Groome, N., Buchs, D., Eijsink, A., & Niemeijer, A. (2022). Heterogeneous Subgreenschist Deformation in an Exhumed Sediment-Poor Mélange. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(8), Article e2022JB024353. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB024353
Ji, Y., Spiers, C. J., Hangx, S. J. T., de Bresser, J. H. P., & Drury, M. R. (2022). 4D microtomography of brine-assisted healing processes in deformation-damaged rocksalt: A first look. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 88-97). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-9
Muhammad, N., de Bresser, J. H. P., Peach, C. J., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). A composite flow law for wet polycrystalline halite to capture the transition from dislocation creep to solution-precipitation creep. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 141-152). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-14
Niemeijer, A., van den Ende, M., Spiers, C., & Marone, C. (2022). A review of frictional sliding on brine-penetrated faults in salt. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 38-45). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-4
van Oosterhout, B. G. A., Hangx, S. J. T., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). A threshold stress for pressure solution creep in rock salt: Model predictions vs. observations. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 57-67). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-6
Friedenberg, L., Bartol, J., Bean, J., Czaikowski, O., Düsterloh, U., Gartzke, A.-K., Hangx, S., Laurich, B., Lerch, C., Lerche, S., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Liu, W., Lüdeling, C., Mills, M., Müller-Hoeppe, N., Popp, T., Rabbel, O., Rahmig, M., Reedlunn, B., ... Zhao, J. (2022). Compaction of crushed salt for safe containment: Overview of phase 2 of the KOMPASS project. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 283-291). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-27
Muhammad, N., de Bresser, J. H. P., Peach, C. J., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). Creep behaviour of bischofite, carnallite and mixed bischofite-carnallite-halite salt rock at in situ conditions. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 212-223). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-20
Niemeijer, A., Marone, C., & Elsworth, D. (2022). Effects of grain size distribution on the permeability of compacting aggregates: Results from rock-analogue experiments and microphysical models. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 78-87). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-8
van Oosterhout, B. G. A., Hangx, S. J. T., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). Mechanisms of dilatancy in rock salt at the grain-scale and implications for the dilatancy boundary. In J. H. P. D. Bresser, M. R. Drury, P. A. Fokker, M. Gazzani, S. J. T. Hangx, A. R. Niemeijer, & C. J. Spiers (Eds.), The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022 (1 ed., pp. 25-37). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808-03
de Bresser, J. H. P., Drury, M. R., Fokker, P. A., Gazzani, M., Hangx, S. J. T., Niemeijer, A. R., & Spiers, C. J. (Eds.) (2022). The Mechanical Behavior of Salt X: Proceedings of the 10th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt (SaltMech X), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 06-08 July 2022. (1 ed.) CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003295808
Hong, G., Till, J. L., Greve, A., Lee, S.-M., & Oman Drilling Project Science Team (2022). New Rock Magnetic Analysis of Ultramafic Cores From the Oman Drilling Project and Its Implications for Alteration of Lower Crust and Upper Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(7), 1-21. Article e2022JB024379. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB024379
Zhang, M., Spiers, C. J., Liu, J., & Zhou, H. (2022). Stress-Strain-Sorption Behaviour of Smectites Upon Exposure to Dry and Wet CO2. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, Article 911247. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.911247
Liu, J., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). Permeability of Bituminous Coal to CH4 and CO2 Under Fixed Volume and Fixed Stress Boundary Conditions: Effects of Sorption. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, Article 877024. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.877024
Atakan, K., Cocco, M., Orlecka-Sikora, B., Pijnenburg, R., Michalek, J., Rønnevik, C., Olszewska, D., Górka-Kostrubiec, B., & Drury, M. R. (2022). National EPOS initiatives and participation to the EPOS integration plan. Annals of Geophysics, 65(2), Article DM211. https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-8758
Candela, T., Chitu, A. G., Peters, E., Pluymaekers, M., Hegen, D., Koster, K., & Fokker, P. A. (2022). Subsidence Induced by Gas Extraction: A Data Assimilation Framework to Constrain the Driving Rock Compaction Process at Depth. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, 1-18. Article 713273. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.713273
Giese, C.-C., Kate, I. L. T., Ende, M. P. A. V. D., Wolthers, M., Aponte, J. C., Camprubi, E., Dworkin, J. P., Elsila, J. E., Hangx, S., King, H. E., Mclain, H. L., Plümper, O., & Tielens, A. G. G. M. (2022). Experimental and Theoretical Constraints on Amino Acid Formation from PAHs in Asteroidal Settings. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 6(3), 468-481. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00329
Békési, E., Fokker, P. A., Candela, T., Szanyi, J., & van Wees, J.-D. (2022). Ground motions induced by pore pressure changes at the Szentes geothermal area, SE Hungary. Geothermal Energy, 10(1), 1-18. Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-022-00214-6
Schimmel, M. T. W., Hangx, S. J. T., & Spiers, C. J. (2022). Effect of pore fluid chemistry on uniaxial compaction creep of Bentheim sandstone and implications for reservoir injection operations. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 29, 1-20. Article 100272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2021.100272
Beltran Jimenez, K., Skadsem, H. J., Sunde, J. K., Gardner, D., Wolterbeek, T. K. T., Cornelissen, E. K., & Keultjes, W. J. G. (2022). Restoration of annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion (LCE) technology: Treatment of near-horizontal test sections containing a free-water channel. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 208(Part E), 1-14. Article 109792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.109792

2021

Schutjens, P. M., Spiers, C., & Niemeijer, A. (2021). Surface microstructures developed on polished quartz crystals embedded in wet quartz sand compacted under hydrothermal conditions. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-12. Article 14920. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94376-1
Wolterbeek, T. K. T., & Hangx, S. J. T. (2021). Remediation of Annular Gas Migration along Cemented Wellbores Using Reactive Mineral Fluids: Experimental Assessment of Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Silicate-Based Solutions. Energies, 14(22), 1-19. Article 7507. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14227507
Ramesh Kumar, K., Makhmutov, A., Spiers, C. J., & Hajibeygi, H. (2021). Geomechanical simulation of energy storage in salt formations. Scientific Reports, 11(1), Article 19640. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99161-8
Mehranpour, M. H., Hangx, S. J. T., & Spiers, C. J. (2021). Compaction of the Groningen Gas Reservoir Sandstone: Discrete Element Modeling Using Microphysically Based Grain-Scale Interaction Laws. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(9), 1-23. Article e2021JB021722. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB021722