Dr.  Birgit Müller

Dr. Birgit Müller

  • Adenauerring 20b
    76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1980 - 1988: Study of Geophysics at Universität Fridericiana in Karlsruhe
  • 3/1988: Diploma in Geophysics „Numerische Modellierung der tektonischen Spannungen in der Nordschweiz“
  • 2. Juli 1993: Promotion „Borehole guided waves affected by stress-induced anisotropy“, Vice-Chairman World Stress Map Project
  • 1988 - 1991: Researcher within SFB 108 „Spannung und Spannungsumwandlung in der Lithosphäre“
  • 1992: Edward A. Flinn Award of the International Lithosphere Program
  • 1991 - 1995: Research assistant at the Geophysical Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Co-ordination of the European part of the World Stress Map, Participation within research projects (KTB, EU-Projects, Europrobe).
  • 1995- 2001: Researcher in the project “Weltkarte der tektonischen Spannungen” at the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 1996-2007: Project leader SFB 461 Project: „Rezentes Spannungsfeld und Geodynamik“. Project leader DGMK project 593-5: Predicting stress re-orientations associated with major geological structures in sedimentary sequences within: "Tight Gas Reservoirs - Erdgas für die Zukunft
  • 2001-2006: Researcher at Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam 2006-2008: Researcher at Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Co-ordinator INTAS-9130 Projekt STREGEOS. Associate Partner within Australian Research Council Projekt: Present-Day Stress and Tectonics of Deltas and Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belts)
  • 2009-2010: Researcher at FU Berlin – Projekt PHASE. Collaborator of ISTC Project No. G-1303
  • Since Nov. 2010: Managing Director of the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

 

Awards:

  • 1992: Edward A. Flinn Award of the International Lithosphere Program

Research Interests

  • Analysis and interpretation of borehole logging data for stress analysis. Development of Software Tools
  • Processes affecting stress transfer and stress concentration.
  • Physics of fluid induced microseismicity, role of stresses and pore pressure – stress coupling.
  • Sources of tectonic stresses on reservoir to continental scales (current focus: Caucasus)
  • Sustainable use of the underground for Geothermal, Radioactive Waste Storage, Hydrocarbon reservoirs and energy storage

 

Cross Section of Borehole with Borehole Breakout
recorded from oriented four arm caliper tools
Likelihood for reactivation of optimally oriented faults in the vicinity
of a geothermal dublette in a N-S stress field (arrows) but different
relative injection (blue dot) and production (red dot) positions

 

Current Projects

Completed Projects

  • DGMK-776 Reservoir Management and Seismicity (RMS)
  • SFB 108 „ Stress and stress release in the lithosphere“.
  • SFB 461 " Strong Earthquakes" - Causes, Risks and Mitigation.
  • KTB
  • BS-Era.net 018 Natural analogue investigation for CCS in the Southern Caucasus.
  • Europrobe.
  • PHASE – Physics of acoustic seismic emissions.
  • DGMK project 593-5: Predicting stress re-orientations associated with major geological structures in sedimentary sequences within: "Tight Gas Reservoirs – Erdgas für die Zukunft.
  • INTAS-9130 Projekt STREGEOS: Stress related Geohazards in the Southern Caucasus.
  • Australian Research Council Project: Present-Day Stress and Tectonics of Deltas and Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belts.
  • ISTC Project No. G-1303: The study of the structure of the lithosphere of Caucasus by means of surface wave tomography and three-dimensional modeling.

Publications


The crustal stress field of Germany: a refined prediction
Ahlers, S.; Röckel, L.; Hergert, T.; Reiter, K.; Heidbach, O.; Henk, A.; Müller, B.; Morawietz, S.; Scheck-Wenderoth, M.; Anikiev, D.
2022. Geothermal Energy, 10 (1), Art.Nr. 10. doi:10.1186/s40517-022-00222-6
Geomechanics in Underground Technologies for Renewable Energy supply: The example of Enguri power tunnel leakage
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B. I. R.; Röckel, T.; Kalabegishvili, M.; Schilling, F.; Aberle, B.
2022, June 15. DGMK/ÖGEW Frühjahrstagung 2022 – Geo-Energy-Systems and Subsurface Technologies – Key Elements towards a Low Carbon World (2022), Celle, Germany, June 15–16, 2022
Geomechanical explanation of the Enguri power tunnel leakage
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B. I. R.; Röckel, T.; Kalabegishvili, M.; Schilling, F.; Aberle, B.
2022, May 26. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2022), Vienna, Austria, May 23–27, 2022. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu22-11830
3D fault sets of Germany and adjacent areas
Röckel, L.; Müller, B. I. R.; Ahlers, S.; Reiter, K.; Hergert, T.; Henk, A.; Heidbach, O.; Schilling, F.
2022, March 10. doi:10.5445/IR/1000143465
The analysis of slip tendency of major tectonic faults in Germany
Röckel, L.; Ahlers, S.; Müller, B.; Reiter, K.; Heidbach, O.; Henk, A.; Hergert, T.; Schilling, F.
2022. Solid Earth, 13 (6), 1087–1105. doi:10.5194/se-13-1087-2022
Fracture network characterization and DFN modelling of the Upper Carboniferous, Ruhr Area, Germany
Allgaier, F.; Busch, B.; Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B.; Hilgers, C.
2021, September 23. GeoKarlsruhe (DGGV 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19–24, 2021
Slip tendency of faults and pore pressure evolution in the “Wasserprovinz Haus Aden” – Ruhr area
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B.; Müller, L.; Röckel, T.; Schilling, F.; Allgaier, F.; Rische, M.
2021, September 22. GeoKarlsruhe (DGGV 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19–24, 2021
Numerical modeling of the stress state around the Enguri power tunnel
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B.; Röckel, T.; Kalabegishvili, M.; Schilling, F.
2021, September 21. GeoKarlsruhe (DGGV 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19–24, 2021
New insights on the origin of borehole breakouts from LWD observations
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.; Bender, F.; Kohl, T.
2021, September 14. Celle Drilling - International Conference and Exhibition for Advanced Drilling Technology (2021), Online, September 14, 2021
Integrating digitized fracture data in geological 3D models, Upper Carboniferous, Ruhr area, Germany
Allgaier, F.; Niederhuber, T.; Quandt, D.; Busch, B.; Müller, B.; Hilgers, C.
2021, April 21. DGMK/ÖGEW Frühjahrstagung "Shaping the Energy Transitionwith Upstream and Storage Technologies" (2021), Online, April 21, 2021
3D crustal stress state of Germany according to a data-calibrated geomechanical model
Ahlers, S.; Henk, A.; Hergert, T.; Reiter, K.; Müller, B.; Röckel, L.; Heidbach, O.; Morawietz, S.; Scheck-Wenderoth, M.; Anikiev, D.
2021. Solid Earth, 12 (8), 1777–1799. doi:10.5194/se-12-1777-2021
An open-access stress magnitude database for Germany and adjacent regions
Morawietz, S.; Heidbach, O.; Reiter, K.; Ziegler, M.; Rajabi, M.; Zimmermann, G.; Müller, B.; Tingay, M.
2020. Geothermal Energy, 8 (1), Art. Nr.: 25. doi:10.1186/s40517-020-00178-5
Großskalige Experimente zur Dichtigkeit von Bohrlöchern bei zyklischer Belastung
Schulz, M.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2020, January 9. SUBI Kolloquium (2020), Wiesbaden, Germany, January 9–10, 2020
Geodynamics, seismicity, and seismic hazards of the Caucasus
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Adamia, S.; Chabukiani, A.; Chelidze, T.; Cloetingh, S.; Floyd, M.; Gorshkov, A.; Gvishiani, A.; Ismail-Zadeh, T.; Kaban, M. K.; Kadirov, F.; Karapetyan, J.; Kangarli, T.; Kiria, J.; Koulakov, I.; Mosar, J.; Mumladze, T.; Müller, B.; Sadradze, N.; Safarov, R.; Schilling, F.; Soloviev, A.
2020. Earth science reviews, 207, Article: 103222. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103222
Reservoir Stress Path for Underground Gas Storage
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B.; Rudolph, T.; Schilling, F.; Schmitt, D. R.
2019, December. Fall Meeting (AGU 100 2019), San Francisco, CA, USA, December 9–13, 2019
Drilling induced borehole breakouts - new insights from LWD data analysis
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Kohl, T.; Meixner, J.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.
2019, November 22. EAGE/BVG/FKPE Joint Workshop on Borehole Geophysics and Geothermal Energy (2019), Munich, Germany, November 22, 2019
DAMAST. Dams and Seismicity - Technologies for risk reduction
Müller, B.; Röckel, T.
2019, November 21. (Damast-Team, Ed.), Workshop der Arbeitsgruppe Induzierte Seismizität (AGIS 2019), Hanover, Germany, November 21–22, 2019
Analysis of image and drilling logs for formation instability uncertainty analysis
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Kohl, T.; Meixner, J.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.
2019, November 14. Student Technical Congress (STC 2019), Aachen, Germany, November 14–15, 2019
Analysis of injection data for pore pressure and minimum horizontal stress magnitude estimates in the Arbuckle Formation
Schulz, M.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2019, November 14. Student Technical Congress (STC 2019), Aachen, Germany, November 14–15, 2019
Probability of fault reactivation in the Bavarian Molasse Basin
Seithel, R.; Gaucher, E.; Mueller, B.; Steiner, U.; Kohl, T.
2019. Geothermics, 82, 81–90. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.06.004
Drilling induced borehole breakouts - new insights from LWD data analysis
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Kohl, T.; Meixner, J.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.
2019, October 9. 7th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2019), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 9–10, 2019
Drilling induced borehole breakouts - new insights from LWD data analysis
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Kohl, T.; Meixner, J.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.
2019, October 9. 7th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2019), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 9–10, 2019
Large Scale Experiments on the Tightness of Boreholes under Cyclic Loading
Schulz, M.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2019, May 7. SUBI Kolloquium (2019), Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany, May 7, 2019
Present-day stress control on fluid migration pathways: Case study of the Zechstein fractured carbonates, NW-Germany
Becker, I.; Müller, B.; Koehrer, B.; Jelinek, W.; Hilgers, C.
2019. Marine and petroleum geology, 103, 320–330. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.03.002
Beitrag zur Geomechanischen Beurteilung von Gasspeichern
Niederhuber, T.; Müller, B.; Rudolph, T.; Schilling, F.
2019, April. ÖGEW-DGMK Gemeinschaftstagung (2019), Celle, Germany, April 25–26, 2019
Analysis of injection data for pore pressure and minimum horizontal stress magnitude estimates in the Arbuckle Formation
Schulz, M.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2019, March 5. 3rd Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity (2019), Davos, Switzerland, March 5–8, 2019
SpannEnD – Modelling the 3D stress state of Germany
Röckel, L.; Ahlers, S.; Morawietz, S.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.; Reiter, K.; Henk, A.; Hergert, T.; Heidbach, O.; Ankiev, D.; Scheck-Wenderoth, M.
2019. Student Technical Congress (STC 2019), Aachen, Germany, November 14–15, 2019
Analysis of image and drilling logs for formation instability uncertainty analysis
Stricker, K. R.; Schimschal, S.; Kohl, T.; Meixner, J.; Müller, B.; Wessling, S.
2018, November 8. Student Technical Conference (STC 2018), Freiberg, Germany, November 8–9, 2018
Geomechanical considerations about induced seismicity in the Bavarian Molasse Basin
Seithel, R.; Mueller, B.; Kohl, T.
2018, November. German Geothermal Congress (2018), Essen, Germany, November 27–29, 2018
Geomechanical considerations about seismicity induced in the vicinity of geothermal plants
Seithel, R.; Müller, B.; Steiner, U.; Kohl, T.
2018, October. 6th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2018), Strasbourg, France, October 10–11, 2018
Potential of in situ triaxial stress experiments using neutron time-of-flight diffraction on po - rous rocks for reducing the risk of subsidence and induced seismicity through gas produc - tion
Müller, B. I. R.; Scheffzük, C.; Breuer, S.; Schilling, F. R.
2018, September 18. German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities, Garching, 17.-19.09.2018
In situ triaxial deformation experiments on a sandstone sample for strain investigation at the neutron time-of-flight diffractometer EPSILON
Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B. I. R.; Breuer, S.; Schilling, F. R.
2018, September 17. German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities, Garching, 17.-19.09.2018
Betrachtung der Seismizität um Geothermie-Anlagen im geomechanischen Kontext
Seithel, R.; Müller, B.; Zosseder, K.; Schilling, F.; Kohl, T.
2018. Geothermische Energie, 89 (2), 24–27
Induced Seismicity in Reservoirs: Stress Makes the Difference
Müller, B. I. R.; Schilling, F. R.; Röckel, T.; Heidbach, O.
2018. Erdöl, Erdgas, Kohle, 2018 (1), 33–37. doi:10.19225/180106
The World Stress Map database release 2016: Crustal stress pattern across scales
Heidbach, O.; Rajabi, M.; Cui, X.; Fuchs, K.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.; Reiter, K.; Tingay, M.; Wenzel, F.; Xie, F.; Ziegler, M. O.; Zoback, M.-L.; Zoback, M.
2018. Tectonophysics, 744, 484–498. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.007
Quantitative modeling of the lithosphere dynamics, earthquakes and seismic hazard
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Soloviev, A.; Sokolov, V.; Vorobieva, I.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2018. Tectonophysics, 746, 624–647. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.04.007
EPSILON@JINR to understand progressive rock strength degradation by in situ strain detection using neutron diffraction
Voigtländer, A.; Leith, K.; Krautblatter, M.; Breuer, S.; Müller, B. I. R.; Scheffzük, C.; Schilling, F. R.
2017. International Conference “Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2”, Dubna, Moscow region, RUS, 9-12 October 2017
EPSILON @JINR for Geosciences
Schilling, F. R.; Müller, B. I. R.; Breuer, S.; Scheffzük, C.
2017. International Conference “Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2”, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia, 9-12 October 2017
Measurements of Elastic and Inelastic Properties of Polycrystalline Samples under Simulated Earth’s Mantle Conditions in Large Volume Apparatus
Müller, H. J.; Schilling, F. R.; Scheffzük, C.; Breuer, S.; Müller, B. I. R.
2017. 9th High Pressure Mineral Physics Seminar, Saint Malo, F, September 24-28, 2017
RMS - Reservoir Management and Seismicity : Progress Reports
Müller, B.; Schöner, A.; Schilling, F.; Westerhaus, M.; Zippelt, K.; Lempp, C.; Röckel, T.; Scheffzük, C.
2017. DGMK/ÖGEW-Frühjahrstagung 2017 : Perspektive für Erdöl und Erdgas - Sicher und innovativ aus Deutschland, Celle, Germany, 5th - 6th April 2017
Integrated Research as Key to the Development of a Sustainable Geothermal Energy Technology
Meller, C.; Bremer, J.; Ankit, K.; Baur, S.; Bergfeldt, T.; Blum, P.; Canic, T.; Eiche, E.; Gaucher, E.; Hagenmeyer, V.; Heberling, F.; Held, S.; Herfurth, S.; Isele, J.; Kling, T.; Kuhn, D.; Mayer, D.; Müller, B.; Nestler, B.; Neumann, T.; Nitschke, F.; Nothstein, A.; Nusiaputra, Y.; Orywall, P.; Peters, M.; Sahara, D.; Schäfer, T.; Schill, E.; Schilling, F.; Schröder, E.; Selzer, M.; Stoll, M.; Wiemer, H.-J.; Wolf, S.; Zimmermann, M.; Kohl, T.
2017. Energy technology, 5 (7), 965–1006. doi:10.1002/ente.201600579
RMS - Reservoir Management and Seismicity: Entwicklung von strategien zur verringerung von induzierter seismizität in gasfeldern
Müller, B. I. R.; Schilling, F. R.; Wampach, M.; Westerhaus, M.; Zippelt, K.; Lempp, C.; Schöner, A.; Röckel, T.; Scheffzük, C.
2016. DGMK/OGEW - Fruhjahrstagung des Fachbereiches "Aufsuchung und Gewinnung" 2016 - DGMK / OGEW Spring Meeting on "Investigation and Extraction" 2016; Celle; Germany; 21 April 2016 through 22 April 2016, 69–75, Deutsche Wissens. Gesell. fur Erdoel
An Approach to Forward-Model Time-of-Flight Neutron Diffraction Data for Uniaxial Load Conditions Using the Example of Sandstone
Breuer, S.; Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2016. 24th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallograhical Society (DGK), Stuttgart, Germany, 14th - 17th March 2016
Slip tendency analysis & frictional strength of reservoir rocks in South Germany
Seithel, R.; Müller, B. I. R.; Steiner, U.; Kohl, T.; Henk, A.; Stober, I.
2016. European Geothermal Congress (EGC 2016), Strasbourg, France, September 19–26, 2016
Temporal pore pressure induced stress changes during injection and depletion
Müller, B.; Schilling, F.; Fuchs, K.; Röckel, T.; Heidbach, O.
2016. EGU : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17th - 22nd April 2016
Moving the Frontier in Geoscience by Neutron Experiments
Schilling, F.; Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.; Müller, H. J.
2016. German Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016 : Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung DN2016, Kiel, Germany, 20th - 22nd September 2016 Abstract & Poster at the German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016
Active tectonics of central-western Caucasus, Georgia
Tsereteli, N.; Tibaldi, A.; Alania, V.; Gventsadse, A.; Enukidze, O.; Varazanashvili, O.; Müller, B. I. R.
2016. Tectonophysics, 691, 328–344. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.10.025
Spannungskarte Deutschland 2016
Reiter, K.; Heidbach, O.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.; Röckel, T.
2016. GFZ Data Services. doi:10.5880/WSM.Germany2016
Tiefe Bohrlöcher
Bracke, G.; Charlier, F.; Harms, U.; Heidbach, O.; Kienzler, B.; Liebscher, A.; Müller, B.; Prevedel, B.; Röckel, T.; Schilling, F.; Sperber, A.
2016. Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum
Residual and Applied Strain Investigation on Sandstone Samples Using Neutron Time-of-Flight Diffraction at the Strain Diffractometer Epsilon
Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.; Breuer, S.; Schilling, F.
2016. German Conference on Neutron Scattering, Kiel, Germany, 20th - 22nd September 2016
An Approach to Forward-Model Time-of-Flight Neutron Diffraction Data for Uniaxial Load Conditions Using the Example of Sandstone
Breuer, S.; Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2016. German Conference on Neutron Scattering, 20.-22. September 2016, Kiel, Germany
Residual and Applied Strain Investigation on Sandstone Samples Using Neutron Time-of-Flight Diffraction at the Strain Diffractometer Epsilon, IBR-2M Dubna
Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.; Breuer, S.; Altangerel, B.; Schilling, F.
2016. International Conference on Contemporary Physics (ICCP), June 7-10, 2016, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
An Approach to Model Neutron Diffraction Pattern of Uniaxial Deformed Sandstone Using Elastic Properties of Quartz
Schilling, F.; Breuer, S.; Scheffzuek, C.; Mueller, B.
2015. AGU Fall Meeting 2015 : San Francisco, 14th - 18th December 2015
Analysis of Stress Heterogeneities in Fractured Crystalline Reservoirs
Sahara, D. P.; Schoenball, M.; Kohl, T.; Müller, B.
2015. World Geothermal Congress (WGC 2015), Melbourne, Australia, April 19–25, 2015
Residual strain analysis by neutron-TOF-diffraction on altered granites from the well EPS1 of the geothermal site in Soultz-sous-Forêts, France
Meller, C.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.; Scheffzük, C.
2015. ECNS 2015 : 6th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, Zaragoza, Spain, 30th August - 4th September 2015
Neutron-TOF-diffraction for residual strain analysis of altered granites from the geothermal site in Soultz-sous-Forêts, France
Meller, C.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.; Scheffzük, C.
2015. Mecasens VIII: 8th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron & Synchrotron Radiation, Grenoble, France, 30th September - 2nd October 2015
Analysis of Stress Heterogeneities in Fractured Crystalline Reservoirs
Sahara, D. P.; Schoenball, M.; Kohl, T.; Müller, B.
2015. Proceedings of the World Geothermal Congress 2015, Melbourne, Australia, 19th - 25th April, 2015. Ed.: IGA, 9 S., International Geothermal Association (IGA)
Spannungskarte Deutschland 2015
Reiter, K.; Heidbach, O.; Reinecker, J.; Müller, B.; Röckel, T.
2015. Erdöl, Erdgas, Kohle, 131 (11), 437–442
An Approach to Model Neutron Diffraction Patterns of Uniaxially Deformed Sandstone Using Elastic Properties of Quartz
Breuer, S.; Schilling, F.; Scheffzük, C.; Müller, B.
2015. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December, 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, USA
An Approach to Model Mineral’s Bulk Moduli K from their Chemical Composition and Density ρ
Breuer, S.; Schilling, F.; Müller, B.; Drüppel, K.
2015. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December, 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, USA
Local stress anomaly in the Bavarian Molasse Basin
Seithel, R.; Steiner, U.; Müller, B.; Hecht, C.; Kohl, T.
2015. Geothermal Energy, 3 (4), 1–22. doi:10.1186/s40517-014-0023-z
Long-term safety of well abandonment: First results from large scale laboratory experiments (COBRA)
Schilling, F.; Bieberstein, A.; Eckhardt, J. D.; Haist, M.; Hirsch, A.; Klumbach, S.; Kromer, M.; Mühlbach, J.; Müller, B. I. R.; Müllser, H. S.; Neumann, T.; Schläger, S.; Triantafyllidis, T.
2015. Geological storage of CO2 - Long term security aspects. Ed.: A. Liebscher, 115–138, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13930-2_6
Application of Image Log Data for Geomechanical Reservoir Characterization of a Geothermal Project
Seithel, R.; Steiner, U.; Müller, B. I. R.; Kohl, T.; Hecht, C.
2014. IGC 2014 : 10th International Geothermal Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 14th - 16th May 2014
How neutron experiments on reservoir rocks can help to better predict induced earthquakes : In situ determination of pore pressure stress coupling in heterogeneous anisotropic media
Schilling, F.; Scheffzük, C.; Röckel, T.; Müller, B.
2014. SNI 2014 : Deutsche Tagung für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung, Neutronen und Ionenstrahlen an Großgeräten 2014, Bonn, Germany, 21st - 23rd September 2014
Challenges and Perspectives of Stress Mapping
Müller, B.; Schilling, F.; Heidbach, O.
2014. CanGEA 2014 : Geothermal Conference, Calgary, Canada, 26th - 28th March 2014
Geological Storage of Gases : Chances, Risks & Perspectives
Müller, B.
2014. XX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 10th - 13th June 2014
Neutron time-of-flight diffraction experiments on a gneiss sample from Forsmark, Sweden : Applied, residual strain, and texture investigations in combination with in situ acoustic emission detection
Scheffzük, C.; Zang, A.; Stephansson, O.; Ullemeyer, K.; Müller, B.; Schilling, F.
2014. SNI 2014 : Deutsche Tagung für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung, Neutronen und Ionenstrahlen an Großgeräten, Bonn, Germany, 21st - 23rd September 2014
Pore pressure stress coupling in 3D and consequences for reservoir stress states and fault reactivation
Altmann, J. B.; Müller, B. I. R.; Müller, T. M.; Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M. R. P.; Weißhardt, A.
2014. Geothermics, 52, 195–205. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.01.004
Application of Image Log Data for Geomechanical Reservoir Characterization of a Geothermal Project
Seithel, R.; Steiner, U.; Müller, B. I. R.; Kohl, T.; Hecht, C.
2014. Proceedings of the IGC 2014 : 10th International Geothermal Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 14th - 16th May 2014
Impact of fracture networks on borehole breakout heterogeneities in crystalline rock
Sahara, D. P.; Schoenball, M.; Kohl, T.; Müller, B. I. R.
2014. International journal of rock mechanics and mining sciences, 71, 301–309. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.07.001
Stress and stress release in the lithosphere - Geothermics and borehole geophysics. For sustainable use of the underground and geodynamic understanding
Müller, B.; Heidbach, O.
2014. 50 Years Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe, 1964 to 2014 - Expectations and Surprises. Ed.: C. Prodehl, 267–284, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
50 Years Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe, 1964 to 2014 - Expectations and Surprises
Bohlen, T.; Bonjer, K.-P.; Forbriger, T.; Fuchs, K.; Gottschämmer, E.; Heidbach, O.; Hubral, P.; Knopf, P.; Mann, J.; Müller, B.; Prodehl, C.; Ritter, J.; Wenzel, F.; Wilhelm, H.; Zürn, W.
2014. (C. Prodehl, Ed.), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Characterization of tectonic stresses for a Geothermal Project in the southern Molasse basin
Seithel, R.; Steiner, U.; Müller, B. I. R.; Kohl, T.
2013. 2nd European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2013), Strasbourg, France, October 24–25, 2013
The role of active fractures on borehole breakout development
Sahara, D. P.; Schoenball, M.; Kohl, T.; Müller, B.
2013. AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, California, 9th - 13th December 2013
Poroelastic contribution to the reservoir stress path
Altmann, J. B.; Müller, T.; Müller, B.; Tingay, M.; Heidbach, O.
2010. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 47 (7), 1104–1113. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2010.08.001
Global crustal stress pattern based on the World Stress Map database release 2008
Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M.; Barth, A.; Reinecker, J.; Kurfeß, D.; Müller, B.
2010. Tectonophysics, 482 (1), 3–15. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.07.023
Effects of poroelastic coupling on microseismic signatures
Schoenball, M.; Müller, T. M.; Müller, B. I. R.; Heidbach, O.
2010. 2009 SEG Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, October 25 - 30, 2009, 1860–1864, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Fluid-induced microseismicity in pre-stressed rock masses
Schoenball, M.; Müller, T. M.; Müller, B. I. R.; Heidbach, O.
2010. Geophysical Journal International, 180 (2), 813–819. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04443.x
The World Stress Map database release 2008, 1:46
Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M.; Barth, A.; Reinecker, J.; Kurfeß, D.; Müller, B.
2009. Commission for the Geological Map of the World. doi:10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Map2009
Stress-induced Spatial Anisotropy of Microseismicity Distributions
Schoenball, M.; Müller, T. M.; Müller, B. I. R.
2009. Extended abstracts CD-ROM & Exhibitors’ Catalogue of the 71st EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2009Extended abstracts CD-ROM & Exhibitors’ Catalogue of the 71st EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 8-11 June 2009, 5, EAGE Publications bv
The World Stress Map database release 2008, 1:46
Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M.; Barth, A.; Reinecker, J.; Kurfeß, D.; Müller, B.
2008. Commission for the Geological Map of the World. doi:10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Rel2008
Modellierung von porendruckinduzierten Änderungen des Spannungsfelds in Reservoiren
Altmann, J. B.; Dorner, A.; Schoenball, M.; Müller, B. I. R.; Müller, T. M.
2008. Der Geothermiekongress 2008, Karlsruhe, 11.-13. November 2008, 425–433, Geothermische Vereinigung
Modelling porepressure/stress couping in stressed systems, in First Southern Hemisphere
Müller, B.; Altmann, J.; Dorner, A.; Müller, T. M.; Tingay, M.
2008. Proceedings of SHIRMS 2008 - 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium, 16 - 19 September 2008, Perth, Western Australia. Ed.: Y. Potvin, 275–286, ACG
Towards 3D spatio-temporal pore pressure stress coupling prediction in reservoirs
Altmann, J. B.; Müller, B.; Tingay, M.; Heidbach, O.; Müller, T. M.
2008. 70th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers conference & exhibition (incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2008), June 9 - 12, 2008, Rome, Italy, Curran Associates, Inc
The World Stress Map
Heidbach, O.; Wenzel, F.; Fuchs, K.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.; Sperner, B.; Tingay, M.
2008. Episodes: Journal of International Geoscience, 30 (3), 197–202
Attached or not attached: Slab dynamics beneath Vrancea, Romania
Heidbach, O.; Ledermann, P.; Kurfeß, D.; Peters, G.; Buchmann, T.; Sperner, B.; Müller, B.; Nuckelt, A.; Schmitt, G.
2007. Proceedings / International Symposium on Strong Vrancea Earthquakes and Risk Mitigation, October 4 - 6, 2007, Bucharest, Romania. Ed.: G. Schmitt, 18, Matrix ROM
World Stress Map Published
Heidbach, O.; Wenzel, F.; Müller, B.; Fuchs, K.; Reinecker, J.; Tingay, M.; Sperner, B.; Cadet, J.-P.; Rossi, P.
2007. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 88 (47), 504
Plate boundary forces are not enough: Second- and third-order stress patterns highlighted in the World Stress Map database
Heidbach, O.; Wenzel, F.; Reinecker, J.; Tingay, M.; Müller, B.; Sperner, B.; Fuchs, K.
2007. Tectonics, 26 (6), TC6014
State and Origin of the Present-day Stress Field in Sedimentary Basins: New Results from the World Stress Map Project
Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M. R. P.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.
2006. Golden Rocks 2006 / Proceedings ofthe 41st US Rock Mechanics Symposium - 50 Years of Rock Mechanics, 17-21 June 2006, Golden, Colorado. Ed.: D. P. Yale, 12, Curran Associates, Inc
The World Stress Map - a freely accessible tool for geohazard
Müller, B.; Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M.
2006. Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region, Baku, Azerbaijan, 3 - 6 July 2005. Ed.: A. Ismail-Zadeh, 19–31, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Understanding tectonic stress in the oil patch: The World Stress Map Project
Tingay, M.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.; Heidbach, O.; Fleckenstein, P.; Wenzel, F.
2005. The Leading Edge, 24 (12), 1276–1282
The World Stress Map - A Freely Accessible Tool For Geohazard Assessment
Müller, B.; Heidbach, O.; Tingay, M.
2005. Recent geodynamics, georisk and sustainable development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Sea Region, 3-6 July 2005, Baku, Azerbaijan. Ed.: A. Ismail-Zadeh, 19–31, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Modelling of descending slab evolution beneath the SE-Carpathians: Implications for seismicity
Ismail-Zadeh, A.; Mueller, B.; Wenzel, F.
2005. Perspectives in Modern Seismology. Ed.: F. Wenzel, 205–226, Springer Verlag
Die Weltkarte der tektonischen Spannungen: Methoden - Ergebnisse - Anwendung
Wenzel, F.; Heidbach, O.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.
2004. Fridericiana - Zeitschrift der Universität Karlsruhe, (63), 19–34
Stress Maps in a Minute: The 2004 World Stress Map Release
Heidbach, O.; Barth, A.; Connolly, P.; Fuchs, K.; Müller, B.; Reinecker, J.; Sperner, B.; Tingay, M.; Wenzel, F.
2004. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 85 (49), 521–529. doi:10.1029/2004EO490001
Tectonic stress in the earth`s crust: advances in the World Stress Map project
Sperner, B.; Mueller, B.; Heidbach, O.; Delvaux, D.; Reinecker, J.; Fuchs, K.
2003. New insights in structural interpretation and modelling. Ed.: D. A. Nieuwland, 101–116, Geological Society
A new method for smoothing orientated data and its application to stress data
Mueller, B.; Wehrle, V.; Hettel, S.; Sperner, B.; Fuchs, K.
2003. Fracture and in-situ stress characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Ed.: M. S. Ameen, 107–126, Geological Society
The tectonic regime in Italy inferred from borehole breakout data
Mariucci, M. T.; Müller, B.
2003. Tectonophysics, 361 (1), 21–36
World Stress Map of the Earth: a key to tectonic processes and technological applications
Fuchs, K.; Mueller, B.
2001. Naturwissenschaften, 88 (9), 357–371
Slab break-off - abrupt cut or gradual detachment? New insights from the Vrancea region (SE-Carpathians, Romania)
Sperner, B.; Lorenz, F. P.; Bonjer, K.-P.; Hettel, S.; Mueller, B.; Wenzel, F.
2001. Terra Nova, 13 (3), 172–179
Contemporary tectonic stress: advances in research and industry
Mueller, B.; Sperner, B.
2000. EOS, Trans., Amer. Geophys. Union 81 (2000) H. 13 S. 137-140
Recent tectonic stress and crustal deformation in and around the Pannonian Basin: data and models
Gerner, P.; Bada, G.; Dövényi, P.; Müller, B.; Oncescu, M. C.; Cloetingh, S.; Horváth, F.
1999. Special publication / the Geological Society, London, 156 (1), 269–294. doi:10.1144/GSL.SP.1999.156.01.14
Patterns of tectonic stress in Sicily from borehole breakout observations and finite element modelling
Ragg, S.; Grasso, M.; Mueller, B.
1999. Tectonics 18 (1999) S. 669-685
Stress orientation and tectonic regime in the northwestern Valencia Trough from borehole data
Schindler, A.; Jurado, M. J.; Mueller, B.
1998. Tectonophysics 300 (1998) H. 1/4 S. 63-78
Contemporary tectonic stress in northeastern Iberia. New results from borehole breakout analysis
Jurado, M. J.; Mueller, B.
1997. Tectonophysics 282 (1997) H. 1/4 S. 99-116
Short-scale variations of tectonic regimes in the western European stress province north of the Alps and Pyrenees
Mueller, B.; Wehrle, V.; Zeyen, H.; Fuchs, K.
1997. In: Stress and stress release in the lithosphere. Ed.: K. Fuchs. Amsterdam 1997. S. 199-220. (Tectonophysics. 275,1/3.)
The deep crust of the Southern Rhine Graben: reflectivity and seismicity as images of dynamic processes
Mayer, G.; Mai, P. M.; Plenefisch, T.; Echtler, H.; Lueschen, E.; Wehrle, V.; Mueller, B.; Bonjer, K.-P.; Prodehl, C.; Fuchs, K.
1997. In: Stress and stress release in the lithosphere. Ed.: K. Fuchs. Amsterdam 1997. S. 15-40. (Tectonophysics. 275,1/3.)
In situ stress determination from breakouts in the Tornquist Fan, Denmark
Ask, M. V. S.; Müller, B.; Stephansson, O.
1996. Terra nova, 8 (6), 575–584. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.1996.tb00787.x
Interpretation of anomalies in observed stress data at the Central Graben (North Sea) - numerical and analytical approach
Spann, H.; Müller, B.; Fuchs, K.
1994. Soil dyn. & earthquake engng. 13 (1994) S. 1-11
Tectonic stress in Europe. Borehole guided waves affected by stress-induced anisotropy. PhD dissertation
Mueller, B.
1993. Fak. f. Physik, Diss. v. 2.7.1993., Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Regional patterns of tectonic stress in Europe
Mueller, B.; Zoback, M.-L.; Fuchs, K.; Mastin, L.; Gregersen, S.; Pavoni, N.; Stephansson, O.; Ljunggren, C.
1992. J. of geophys. res. B 97 (1992) S. 11783-11804
European stress: contributions from borehole breakouts
Brereton, R.; Mueller, B.
1991. Philosoph. trans. of the Royal Soc., London A 337 (1991) S. 165-179
Stress orientation in the North Sea and Fennoscandia - a comparison to the central European stressfield
Clauss, B.; Marquart, G.; Fuchs, K.
1990. In: Earthquakes at North-Atlantic passive margins: neotectonics and postglacial rebound. Proc. of the NATO Advanced Workshop, Vordingborg, Denmark 1988. Ed.: P.W. Basham. 1989. S. 277-287
Global patterns of tectonic stress
Zoback, M. L.; Zoback, M. D.; Adams, J.; Assumpção, M.; Bell, S.; Bergman, E. A.; Blümling, P.; Brereton, N. R.; Denham, D.; Ding, J.; Fuchs, K.; Gay, N.; Gregersen, S.; Gupta, H. K.; Gvishiani, A.; Jacob, K.; Klein, R.; Knoll, P.; Magee, M.; Mercier, J. L.; Müller, B. C.; Paquin, C.; Rajendran, K.; Stephansson, O.; Suarez, G.; Suter, M.; Udias, A.; Xu, Z. H.; Zhizhin, M.
1989. Nature <London>, 341 (6240), 291–298. doi:10.1038/341291a0
Die Entkoppelung des tektonischen Spannungsfeldes an der Jura-Überschiebung
Müller, W. H.; Blümling, P.; Becker, A.; Clauss, B.
1987. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae, 80 (2), 473–489