No’am Zach Dvory

Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty profile 

Phone: 801-581-5126
Fax: 801-585-3540
My research interests focus on nano to reservoir scale geomechanical responses for pore pressure perturbations and thermo-chemical evolution. During my fellowship at the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity he developed the latest version of the Physics based Fault Slip Potential (FSP) software to account for differential stress orientation environments. In another project at Stanford, I simulated aseismic slip magnitude in the most seismically active part of the Delaware basin. Today, I’m working on frictional response experiments with regards to geothermal and carbon storage geologic environments; hydraulic fracturing propagation in iso-stress state conditions; poroelastic stress path modeling and Bayesian analysis for geomechanical properties prediction.
I also have practical experience as a PI in multiple scientific projects. In the past three years, I served as a primary chair of the GeoEnergy Induced Seismicity session at the AGU Fall Meetings.
  • CVO, Chief Geologist, Etgar A. Engineering Ltd.
  • Geologist, Project Manager, Natural Resources Development Ltd.
  • Geologist/Geophysicist, The Geophysical institute of Israel.
  • Technical lab manager, I.T.M. – Legal technological consulting.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Geophysics, 2021 

Ph.D., Geophysics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 2018

M.Sc., Geophysics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2002

  • Noam Z. Dvory, Jens-Erik Lund Snee, Rebecca Olivia Salvage & Sam S Hashemi (2022). Induced Seismicity and Caprock Failure in Carbon Sequestration and Geo-Energy Applications. AGU. Published, 12/14/2022.…
  • Noam Z. Dvory, Yuyun Yang & Eric M Dunham (2022). Rate-and-state modeling of injection-induced aseismic slip in the Delaware Basin constrains fault-zone pore pressure changes. Authorea Preprints. Published, 11/26/2022.…
  • Noam Z. Dvory, Yuyun Yang & Eric M Dunham (2022). Models of Injection‐Induced Aseismic Slip on Height‐Bounded Faults in the Delaware Basin Constrain Fault‐Zone Pore Pressure Changes and Permeability. Geophysical Research Letters. Published, 06/16/2022.…
  • Noam Z. Dvory, Peter Hennings, Manoochehr Shirzaei & Camilla Cattania (2021). Mechanisms of Fault Rupture and Induced Seismicity in Geothermal, Fossil Fuel, and Carbon Sequestration Applications. AGU. Published, 12/14/2021.…
  • Noam Z. Dvory & Mark D Zoback (2021). Prior oil and gas production can limit the occurrence of injection-induced seismicity: A case study in the Delaware Basin of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, USA. GeoScienceWorld. Vol. 49, 1198–1203. Published, 10/01/2021.
  • Peter Hennings, Noam Dvory, Elizabeth Horne, Peng Li, Alexandros Savvaidis & Mark Zoback (2021). Stability of the fault systems that host‐induced earthquakes in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Seismological Society of America. Vol. 1, 96-106. Published, 07/28/2021.