Paul La Pointe

Books

Ma, Y. Z. and P. R. La Pointe (2012). Uncertainty Analysis and Reservoir Modeling. Memoir 96, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 314 p.

Barton, C. C. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes. ISBN 0-306-44868-8, Plenum Press, NY, 317 p.

Barton, C. C. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Fractals in the Earth Sciences. ISBN 0-306-44865-3, Plenum Press, NY, 265 p.

La Pointe, P. R. and J. A. Hudson (1985). Characterization and Interpretation of Rock Mass Joint Patterns. Special Paper 199, Geological Society of America Book Series.

Professional Papers, Refereed Public Reports & Presentations

La Pointe, P. R. (2014). Strategies for Constraining Fracture Intensity in Full-Field Fractured Reservoir DFN Models. International Conference on Discrete Fracture Network Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 19 – 22, 2014. Paper #263.

La Pointe, P. R. (2014). Combining Geology & Geomechanics in the Pursuit of Energy. Newsleter of the American Rock Mechanics Association, Spring 2014. Available here.

La Pointe, P. R. (2013). Understanding the Role of Natural Fractures in an Appalachian Basin Shale Gas Reservoir through Discrete Fracture Network Modeling . 2013 Gussow Conference – Importance of Rock Properties in Unconventional Reservoirs, 15-17 Oct 2013, Banff, AB. (Invited Presentation)

La Pointe, P. R. (2013). Geological Characterization, Geomechanical Development and Calibration of a Reservoir Model for a Fracture-Dominated Gas Field in Papua New Guinea. University lecture sponsored by the Dept. of Geological Engineering, Dept. of Geoscience, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering and the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng. of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 10 Oct. 2013. (Invited Lecture)

La Pointe, P. R. and H. Sisley (2013). Development of a Fractured Reservoir Model for the Mesaverde Formation to Support Hydrofracturing Design, Natural Buttes Area, Uinta Basin, UT [Abstr.]. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the AAPG, Salt lake City, UT, Sept. 22-24, 2013.

La Pointe, P. R. (2012). Geomechanical Discrete Fracture Network modeling for improved hydrofracturing stimulation of tight reservoirs. Invited talk, 1st Geological Engineering Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 12-15 Sept, 2012.

La Pointe, P. R. (2012). It’s the cracks that matter: DFN modeling of everything rock. Invited Keynote Address, American Rock Mechanics Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 24-27 June, 2012.

Sonntag, R., J. P. Evans, P. R. La Pointe, M. De Raps, H. Sisley and R. Richey (2012). Sedimentologic controls on the fracture distribution and network development in Mesaverde Group sandstone lithofacies, Uinta Basin, Utah. Advances in the Study of Fractured Reservoirs, Geological Society of London Special Publication 374, Spence, G.H., Redfern, J., Aguilera, R., Bevan, J.W., Cosgrove, J. W., Couples, G.D. and Daniel, J.-M., eds.].

La Pointe, P. R. and A. Fox (2011). Iterative DFN model refinement during fractured reservoir dynamic model calibration. SPE Applied technology Workshop, Intergrated Characterization and Development of Fractured Reservoirs, 28-30 Nov. 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Paper #6-1.

La Pointe, P., H. Sisley, H., R. Sonntag, R. and C. May (2011). Development, Implementation and Validation of a Static Fracture Model for the Mesaverde Group in the Uinta Basin, UT [Abstr.]. Shale-Gas and Tight-Gas-Sand Reservoirs of Utah Core Workshop, Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT 13 July 2011.

La Pointe, P. R. and A. Fox (2011). Quantification of conceptual and parametric uncertainties in fractured reservoirs models. In Uncertainty Analysis and Reservoir Modeling, Z. Ma and P. La Pointe, eds. Memoir 96, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Chapter 4 57-76.

Yu, X., Z. Ma, D. Psaila, P. La Pointe, S. Li and E. Gomez (2011). Reservoir characterization: a look back to see the way forward. In Uncertainty Analysis and Reservoir Modeling, Z. Ma and P. La Pointe, eds. Memoir 96, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Chapter 19, 289-310.

Sonntag, R., P. La Pointe, M. Deraps, H. Sisley and D. Richey (2011). Sedimentologic Controls on the Fracture Distribution and Network Development in Mesaverde Group Sandstone Lithofacies, Uinta Basin, Utah [abstr.]. Rocky Mountain (63rd Annual) and Cordilleran (107th Annual) Joint Meeting (18–20 May 2011), Geological Society of America, Logan, UT.

Ma, Z. and P. La Pointe (2011). Glossary. In Uncertainty Analysis and Reservoir Modeling, Z. Ma and P. La Pointe, eds. Memoir 96, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 311-314.

Sonntag, R., M. R. Deraps, P. La Pointe, H. Sisley and D. Richey (2010). Fracture characterization in Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Unita Basin, Utah [Abstr.]. Applications of Structural Geology in Meeting the Natural Resource and Energy Needs of Society: Challenges and Innovations for the Twenty-First Century, 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October –3 November 2010). Poster 194-1.

La Pointe, P. R. (2010). Techniques for Identification and Prediction of Mechanical Stratigraphy in Fractured Rock Masses. 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, held in Salt Lake City, UT June 27–30, 2010. ARMA 10-296.

Sonntag, R. C., P. LaPointe, H. Sisley, M. DeRaps, and K. Schade (2010). Fracture analysis in the tight gas Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uinta Basin (abstr.), Utah. AAPG Rocky Mountain Section, 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, June 13-16, 2010, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO., U.S.A. Search and Discovery Article #90106.

La Pointe, P. R., W. Dershowitz and D.-H. Lim (2009). Predicting & Optimizing Drainage Volumes in Gas Shales through Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Modeling (abstr.). 11th Annual Unconventional Gas Conference, Calgary, Canada. Nov. 18-20.

La Pointe, P. R., A. Fox, J. Hermanson and J. Öhman (2008). Geological discrete fracture network model for the Laxemar site, Site Descriptive Modeling (SDM-Site Laxemar). Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Stockholm, Sweden. Rept. R-08-55.

Wahlgren, C.-H., P. Curtis, J. Hermanson, O. Fossberg, J. Öhman, A. Fox, P. La Pointe, H. Drake, C.-A. Triumpf, H. Mattson, H. Thunehed and C. Juhlin (2008). Geology Laxemar, Site Descriptive Modeling (SDM-Site Laxemar). Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Stockholm, Sweden. Rept. R-08-54.

Fox, A., P. La Pointe, J. Hermanson and J. Öhman (2007). Statistical geological discrete fracture network model, Forsmark modeling stage 2.2. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Stockholm, Sweden. Rept. R-07-46.

Stephens, M. B., A. Fox, P. La Pointe, A. Simeonov, H. Isaksson, J. Hermanson and J. Öhman (2007). Geology Forsmark, Site Descriptive Modelling Forsmark stage 2.2. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Stockholm, Sweden. Rept. R-07-45.

La Pointe, P. R. (2007). Evolution of the Fracture System in the FennoScandian Shield and Evidence for its Stability Over Repository Timeframes. OECD Geostability Workshop on “Stability And Buffering Capacity Of The Geosphere For Long-Term Isolation Of Radioactive Waste: Application To Crystalline Rock”, November 2007, Manchester, UK.

La Pointe, P. R, R. D. Benson and C. Rebne (2007). Multivariate Modeling of 3D9C Data for Constructing a Static Reservoir Model of Algal Mounds in the Paradox Basin, CO. Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 6-9 October, 2007, Snowbird Utah.

Dershowitz, W. S. and P. R. La Pointe (2007). Discrete fracture network modeling for carbonate rock. Proc. 1st Annual Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Volume 1 – Fundamentals, New Technologies & New Ideas. May 27-31, Vancouver, BC.

La Pointe, P.R., R. Benson, R. Van Dok, J. Gaiser, C. Rebne (2006). Interpretation of a 3D9C Survey Over Ismay Algal Mounds, Paradox Basin, Colorado [abstr.] 2006 AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.

R. Van Dok, J. Gaiser, P. La Pointe and R. Benson (2005). Multicomponent processing and analysis of a 3D/9C survey over an algal mound carbonate reservoir in the Paradox Basin: Roadrunner Field, Colorado. EAGE/SEG Summer Research Workshop on Multicomponent Seismic (Pau, France, Sept. 5-7, 2005).

Fox, A., La Pointe, P., Hermanson, J. Munier, R., (2005). Assessing geological controls on fracture orientations and intensity through discrete fracture network modeling, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Las Vegas, NV, 17-25 September, 2005.

Thomas, Stephen D., and Paul R. La Pointe (2005). A preliminary geologic carbon atlas for Washington and Oregon (poster). 4th Annual DOE-NETL Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Alexandria, VA, 2-5 May, 2005.

Hermanson, J., O. Forsberg, A. Fox and P. La Pointe (2005). Statistical model of fractures and deformation zones: Preliminary site description, Laxemar subarea, Version 1.2. Report R-05-45, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden.

La Pointe, P. R. and J. Hermanson (2005). Statistical model of fractures and deformation zones, Preliminary site description Simpevarp subarea-version 1.2. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co), Stockholm, Sweden. Rept. R-05-28.

La Pointe, P. R., I. Olofsson and J. Hermanson (2005). Statistical model of fractures and deformation zones for Forsmark. Preliminary site description, Forsmark area, Version 1.2. Report R-05-26, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden.

Bäckblom, Göran, Paul La Pointe and Eva-lena Tullborg (2004). Preliminary studies for developing a practical, stepwise field methodology for determining the acceptable proximity of canisters to fracture zones in consideration of future earthquakes. International Progress Report IPR-04-44, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden. 108 p.

Dershowitz, W.S., P. R. La Pointe and T. W Doe. (2004). Discrete fracture network modeling: Current status and future trends. National Groundwater Association/EPA Fractured Rock Conference, Portland Maine, 13-15 Sept. 2004. [abstr.].

P. Gillespie, T. Skov,T. Randen, P. La Pointe, I. Sharp and T. Gilhuus (2004) Use of an ant-tracking algorithm for fractured reservoir modelling workflow. Conference on Fractured Reservoirs, Geological Society of London, Burlington House,s 16 – 17 November 2004 [abstr.].

Dershowitz, W. T. Davis and P. La Pointe (2004). Expected Ultimate Recovery from Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs. GulfRocks 2004 (North American Rock Mechanics Symposium) , 5 – 9 June, 2004. Houston, TX .Paper #596.

Satterfield, W., C. Gamba, S. Burns, T. Davis, A. K. Rajvanshi, P. La Pointe, R. Nasr (2004). Fracture Modeling of the Shuaiba Formation, Idd El Shargi North Dome Field (ISND), Offshore Qatar 6th Middle East Geoscience Conference and Exhibition (GEO 2004), Bahrain, 8-10 March, 2004. [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. J. Hermanson and M. Dunleavy (2004). Development and Validation of a Fractured Reservoir Model for the Circle Ridge Field, Wind River Basin, WY [abstr.]. Annual Meeting, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Dallas, TX, 18-21 April, 2004. Abstract 85792.

La Pointe, P. R. (2004). A Workflow for Building and Validating Static Reservoir Models for Fractured Reservoirs for Direct Implementation into Dynamic Simulators [abstr.]. Annual Meeting, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Dallas, TX, 18-21 April, 2004. Abstract 85802.

Johnejack, K., R. Verburg, P. La Pointe and D. Buscher (2003). Determination of Pre-Mining Background Concentrations in Sediment [abstr.]. SME 2003 Arizona Mining Conference, 7-8 December, 2003, Tucson, AZ. La Pointe, P. R. (2003). Strategies for Dealing with Scaling Issues in Data Acquisition, Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Fractured Aquifers [abstr.] (Invited Talk). American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, 8-12 December 2003 Paper Number: H52B-01.

Parney, B. and P. LaPointe (2002) Fractures Can Come Into Focus. AAPG Explorer – Geophysical Corner (October 2002). Parney, B. and P. LaPointe (2002) Simple Seismic, Complex Fractures. AAPG Explorer – Geophysical Corner (November 2002).

La Pointe, P. R., T. W. Doe and W. S. Dershowitz (2002). The use of discrete fracture network modeling tools for defining stochastic ZOC’s in fractured rock (Invited Talk). Annual Meeting of Geol. Society of America, Denver, CO, 30 Oct, 2002. [abstr. 230-7]

Johnejack, K. R., R. Quintanar, P. R. La Pointe and R. Verburg (2002). Remedial investigation of Hanover and Whitewater creeks due to historic mining operations [abstr.]. 2002 SME Annual Meeting, February 25-27, 2002 Phoenix AZ.

La Pointe, P., T. Cladouhos and S. Follin (2002). A methodology to estimate possible damage to high-level nuclear waste repositories due to future earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Soc. of AmericaVol. 92, No. 3, 923-944.

La Pointe, P. R. (2002). Derivation of parent fracture population statistics from trace length measurements for fractal fracture populations. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol 39, 381-388.

Parney, R. and P. La Pointe (2002). Structural interpretation of azimuthal AVO for natural fracture patterns in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. 2002 Annual Meeting, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, May 6-10, Calgary, Alberta, Canada [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R., J. Hermanson, M. Dunleavy and R. Parney (2002). New views of fractured reservoirs through discrete fracture network modeling produce new tools for engineering & reservoir development. Oil and Gas Journal, May, 2002.

La Pointe, P. R., J. Hermanson and M. Dunleavy (2002). The Prediction of the Orientation and Intensity of Fractures in the Circle Ridge Field, Wind River Basin, WY, through the Geomechanical Reconstruction of the Palinspastic Strain Field. 2002 Oil Rock (SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics Conference), 20-23 Oct., 2002, Irving, TX.

Doe. T. W., W. S. Dershowitz and P. R. La Pointe (2002). Overview of Discrete Fracture Network Models and their Application to Watershed Scales. Fractured Rock Aquifer 2002 Focus Conference, National Groundwater Association, March 13-15,2002, Denver, CO.

Dershowitz, W. S. and P. R. La Pointe (2002). Geocellular Discrete Fracture Network Model for Prediction of Strategic Completions. Annual technical Meeting, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 29 Sept – 2 Oct, 2002, San Antonio, TX.

La Pointe, P. R. (2001). Scaling analysis of natural fracture systems in support of fluid modeling and seismic risk assessment [abstr.]. Annual Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 14, 2001, San Francisco, CA.

Dershowitz, W., P. La Pointe, B. Parney and T. Cladouhos (2001). Multiphase Discrete Fracture Approach to Heterogeneous Fractured Reservoirs, North Oregon Basin, Wyoming. Proceedings, 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Washington D. C. July, 2001, 663-668.

Parney, R., T. Cladouhos, P. La Pointe, W. Dershowitz and B. Curran (2000). Fracture- and production-data integration with discrete fracture network models. J. Petroleum Technology, December 2000, 60-61. La Pointe, P. R. (2000). Predicting hydrology of fractured rock masses from geology. In Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks: Concepts and Recent Advances, Geophysical Monograph 122 of the American Geophysical Union. B. Faybishenko, P. A. Witherspoon and S. M. Benson, eds., 185-202.

Parney, R., T. Cladouhos, P. La Pointe, W. Dershowitz and B. Curran (2000). Fracture and production data integration using discrete fracture network models for carbonate reservoir management, Oregon Basin Field, Wyoming. Soc. of Petroleum Engineers, Proc. Rocky Mountain Regional/Low Permeability Reservoirs, Symposium and Exhibition, 12-15 March, 2000, Denver, CO.

La Pointe, P., T. Cladouhos, W. Dershowitz and B. Curran (2000). Heterogeneous reservoir connectivity in the north Oregon basin, Wyoming. Proc. 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium (NARMS), Seattle, August 2000.

W. Dershowitz, T. Cladouhos, P. LaPointe, and E. Wadleigh (2000). Improved Oil Recovery through Discrete Feature Network Modeling. Proc. 4th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium (NARMS), Seattle, August 2000.

Dershowitz, W., P. La Pointe, T. Eiben and L. Wei (2000). Integration of Discrete Feature Network Methods With Conventional Simulator Approaches. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journal, April, 2000.

Yose, L., T. Davis, S. Brown, G. Kompanik, T. Eiben and P. La Pointe (1999). 3-D permeability model of a fractured carbonate reservoir, Norman Wells, NWT, Canada. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 11-14 [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. (1999). Invited Presentation, Predicting hydrology of fractured rock masses from geology: techniques, successes and failures from recent case histories. International Symposium on the Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks: Concepts and Recent Advances. 10-12 February, 1999. Berkeley, CA.

La Pointe, P. R. (1998). Invited Symposium Keynote Lecture, Integrating geology and hydrogeology to understand flow in fractured carbonates: bridging the gap? Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Conference on Fluid Flow in Carbonates, 20-24 Sept, 1998, Door Co. WI.

La Pointe, P., L. Wei, D. Leuchtmann and C. Enachescu (1998). Using Core Image Data to Close the Scale Gap on Fracture Size Information. Society of Core Analysts, Workshop on Characterization and Interpretation of Fluid Flow in Fractured Reservoirs Hamburg, 13-14 October 1998.

Dershowitz, W., P. La Pointe, T. Eiben and L. Wei (1998). Integration of discrete feature network methods with conventional simulator approaches. Soc. Petrol. Eng. Annual Meeting, 27-30 Sept. 1998, New Orleans, Paper # SPE 49069, 351-359.

Dershowitz, W., P. La Pointe and T. Cladouhos (1998). Derivation of fracture spatial pattern parameters from borehole data. International J. Rock Mechanics & Mining Sci., Vol. 35, No. 4/5, p. 508.

La Pointe, P. R., P. C. Wallmann, A. L. Thomas and S. Follin (1998). Three-dimensional numerical simulation of slippage along natural fractures induced by earthquakes. International J. Rock Mechanics & Mining Sci., Vol. 35, No. 4/5, p. 509.

La Pointe, P. R., Foxford, T. and Ivanova, V. (1998). Improved estimation of reservoir compartmentalization, tributary drainage volume and connectivity through discrete fracture network modeling [abstr.]. Annual Meeting American Assoc. Petrol. Geol., May 17-20, 1998, Salt Lake City, UT.

La Pointe, P. R., Eiben, T., Dershowitz, W. S. and E. E. Wadleigh (1998). The application of discrete fracture network models to fractured reservoir engineering: analytical approach, data sets and early results in Yates Field, West Texas. Rocky Mountain Assoc. Geol. Fractured Reservoir Symposium, Jan. 19-20, 1998, Denver, CO.

La Pointe, P. R., P. Wallmann, A. Thomas and S. Follin (1997). A methodology to estimate earthquake effects on fractures intersecting canister holes. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) Stockholm, Sweden, Technical Report 97-07. 61 p.

La Pointe, P. R. (1997). Flow compartmentalization and effective permeability in 3D fractal fracture networks. Int. J. Rock Mech & Min Sci. Vol. 34, No.3/4-171.

Kleine, T. P. La Pointe and B. Forsyth (1997). Realizing the potential of accurate and realistic fracture modeling in mining. Int. J. Rock Mech & Min Sci. Vol. 34, No. 3/4-158.

La Pointe, P. R., T. Eiben , W. S. Dershowitz and E. E. Wadleigh (1997). Compartmentalization analysis using discrete fracture network models. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Reservoir Characterization Conference, March 2-4, 1997, Houston, TX.

La Pointe, P. R., W. S. Dershowitz, E. E. Wadleigh and B. C. Curren (1996). Analysis of compartmentalization and tributary drainage volume in fractured rock masses. In Proc. Geol. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting, Oct. 28-31, 1996, Denver, CO. [abstr.].

Dershowitz, W. S., J. Hermanson, P. La Pointe and S. Follin (1996). Scale effects related to fracture intensity. In Proc. Geol. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting, Oct. 28-31, 1996, Denver, CO. [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. and P. C. Wallmann (1996). Three-dimensional flow analysis in complex fracture networks through graph-theory-based search algorithms. In Proceedings, 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 19-21, 1996, Montreal, Canada. 1787-1792.

La Pointe, P. R., P. C. Wallmann and S. Follin (1996). Continuum modeling of rock masses: Is it useful? In Proceedings Int. Soc. Rock Mechanics Symposium on Prediction and Performance in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering – EUROCK ‘96, Sept. 2-5, 1996, Torino, Italy. 343-350.

La Pointe, P. R., P. Wallmann and S. Follin (1996). Minimizing uncertainty in estimating effective block-scale properties of fractured rock masses [abstr.]. 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Nov. 10-14, 1996, Washington, D. C.

Eiben, Th., P. La Pointe and M. Jefferies (1996). Probabilistiche Lagerstättensimulation – Ein neuer Weg zur Berücksichtigung von Unsicherheiten bei der Feldesplanung [abstr.] Frühjahrstagung 1996, DGMK-Fachbereich Aufsuchung und Gewinnung. April 25,26, 1996, Celle, Germany.

Kleine, T. P. La Pointe and B. Forsyth (1997). Realizing the potential of accurate and realistic fracture modeling in blasting [abstr.]. Proceedings 5th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting – FRAGBLAST 5, Montreal 25-29 August 1996.

La Pointe, P. R., P. Wallmann and S. Follin (1995). Estimation of effective block conductivities based on discrete network analyses using data from the Aspo site. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) Stockholm, Sweden, Technical Report 95-15. 141 p.

La Pointe, P. R. , S. Follin, J. Hermanson and P. Wallmann (1995). A method for identifying and analyzing conductive pathways in fractured rock masses for performance assessment transport models. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company), Stockholm, Sweden. Arbetsrapport 95-28, 44 p.

Barton, C. C. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes. ISBN 0-306-44868-8, Plenum Press, NY, 317 p.

Barton, C. C. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Fractals in the Earth Sciences. ISBN 0-306-44865-3, Plenum Press, NY, 265 p.

La Pointe, P. R. (1995). Generation of three dimensional fractured reservoir models through projection onto convex sets (POCS): in Proceedings, Quantification and Modelling of Spatial Patterns in Permeable Rocks, March 13-15, 1995, Scarborough, UK [abstr.].

Dershowitz, W. S. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Discrete fracture hydrogeology for underground storage caverns: in Proceedings, 8th International ISRM Congress on Rock Mechanics, Tokyo, Japan.

La Pointe, P. R. (1995). Projection Onto Convex Sets (POCS): An inversion method to generate multiply-conditioned stochastic continuum fields: in Proceedings, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Third Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Feb. 8-10, 1995, San Antonio, TX [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. (1995). Estimation of undiscovered hydrocarbon potential through fractal geometry. Chap. 3, Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes, Plenum Press, New York. 35-57.

La Pointe, P. R. and C. C. Barton, (1995). Creating reservoir simulations with fractal characteristics. Chap. 12, Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes, Plenum Press, New York. 263-276.

La Pointe, P. R., A. L. Thomas and G. Lee (1995). Projection Onto Convex Sets (POCS): A new method for constrained stochastic simulation of rock properties for geotechnical design and fluid flow modeling. Publication in Proc. 35th U. S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Lake Tahoe, NV, June 4-7, 1995.

Thomas, A. L. and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Conductive Fracture Identification Using Neural Networks. Proc. 35th U. S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Lake Tahoe, NV, June 4-7, 1995.

Withjack, M. O., Q. T. Islam and P. R. La Pointe (1995). Normal faults and their hanging-wall deformation: An experimental study. Bull. American Assoc. Petrol. Geol., v. 79, no. 1, 1-18.

Dershowitz, W. S. and P. R. La Pointe (1994). Discrete fracture approaches for oil and gas applications. Keynote Address to North American Rock Mechanics Society, June 1-3, 1994, Austin Texas, reprinted in Proc. 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam. p. 19-30.

La Pointe, P. R. (1994) Evaluation of Stationary and Non-Stationary Geostatistical Models for Inferring Hydraulic Conductivity Values at Aspo. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) Tech. Rep. TR 94-22, Stockholm, Sweden.

La Pointe, P. R. and A. Thomas (1994). Task 1.3.1.2 Conductive fracture identification using neural nets. Report PNC PJ 1597-94-001 PNC Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation, Doe, T. W. ed.

Doe, T. W., W. S. Dershowitz and P. R. La Pointe (1993). Identifying conductive features for fracture network models. in Proc. Geol. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-28, 1993, Boston, MA. [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R., W. S. Dershowitz and P. C. Wallmann (1993). Flow and connectivity properties of fracture networks as a function of the fractal dimension. in Proc. Geol. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting, Oct. 25-28, 1993, Boston, MA. [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. (1994). Task 1.5: POCS (Projection Onto Convex Sets) Conditional Simulation Model. Report PNC PJ 1597-94-001 PNC Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation, Doe, T. W. ed.

La Pointe, P. R. (1993). Pattern Analysis and Simulation of Joint Patterns for Rock Engineering. Chapter 10, Comprehensive Rock Engineering, J. A. Hudson, ed. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

La Pointe, P. R. (1993). Application of fractal geometry to the assessment and exploration for undiscovered hydrocarbon resources. 25th Annual Meeting International Association for Mathematical Geology, Oct. 10-15, 1993, Prague, Czech Republic. [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R., P. C. Wallmann and W. S. Dershowitz (1993). Stochastic estimation of fracture size from simulated sampling. Int. Jour. Rock Mech., Min. Sci. & Geomech. Abstr. v. 30, 1611-1617.

Dershowitz, W., K. Redus, P. Wallmann, P. La Pointe and C-L. Axelsson (1992). The implication of fractal dimension in hydrogeology and rock mechanics. Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) Technical Report TR 92-17, Stockholm, Sweden.

La Pointe, P. R. (1992). Advances in stochastic characterization and design in engineering geology: overview, philosophy and examples (invited talk). 29th International Geological Congress, Kyoto, Japan Abstr. 5231, Session 11-19-6 O-6.

Islam, Q. T., P. R. La Pointe and M. O. Withjack (1991). Experimental and numerical models of basement-detached normal faults: 75th Annual Meeting American Association Petroleum Geol., Dallas, TX, April 7-10, 1991. p. 136 [abstr.].

La Pointe, P.R. and J. A. Bielak (1988). Hydrocarbon resource assessment through fractal geometry. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. A403 [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. (1988). A method to characterize fracture density and connectivity through fractal geometry. Int. J. Rock Mech., Min. Sci & Geomech. Abstr. 25, 421-429.

La Pointe, P. R. and H. C. Ganow (1986). The influence of cleats and joints on production blast fragment size in the Wyodak Coal, Campbell County, Wyoming. Proc. 27th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

La Pointe, P. R. and J. A. Hudson (1985). Characterization and Interpretation of Rock Mass Joint Patterns. Special Paper 199, Geological Society of America Book Series.

La Pointe, P. R., W. C. Belfield and J. A. Helwig (1984). Analysis of fracturing and fluid-flow characteristics of the Monterey Formation, Santa Barbara Channel, California: in Proceedings 1984 California Regional Meeting, Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE #12734, 97-106.

La Pointe, P. R. and H. C. Ganow (1984). Successful prediction of in-situ fracture permeability and stiffness through statistical rock mass characterization: in Proceedings 25th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Evanston, IL, 409-416.

Belfield, W. C., J. A. Helwig, P. R. La Pointe and W. K. Dahleen (1983). South Ellwood oil field, Santa Barbara, California: a Monterey Formation fractured reservoir: in Petroleum Generation and Occurrence in the Miocene Monterey Formation, California (Edited by C. M. Isaacs and R. E. Garrison), Pacific Section SEPM, 213-221.

Belfield, W. C., J. A. Helwig and P. R. La Pointe (1983). Monterey fractured reservoir, Santa Barbara Channel, California: in Proceedings Ann. Meeting of the American Assoc. Petroleum Geol. Dallas, TX, May 2-23, 1983. 33-34 [abstr.].

La Pointe, P. R. (1981). Improved numerical modeling of rock masses through geostatistical characterization. Proc. 22nd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, (Edited by H. H. Einstein), Mass. Inst. Tech., Cambridge, MA.

La Pointe, P. R. (1980). Analysis of the spatial variation in rock mass properties through geostatistics. Proc. 21st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, (Compiled by D. A. Summers), University of Missouri, Rolla, MO.

Hudson, J. A. and P. R. La Pointe (1980). Printed circuits for studying rock mass permeability. Int. J. Rock Mech., Min. Sci. & Geomech. Abstr. 17, 297-301.

La Pointe, P. R. (1980). The suitability of sedimentary rock masses for annular superconductive magnetic energy storage units: feasiblity studies, site evaluation techniques and site investigations. Ph. D. thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 289 p.

La Pointe, P. R. and B. C. Haimson (1980). Classification of some Wisconsin rocks for the design of underground superconductive energy storage: Proc. Int. Symp. for Environmental Protection, Low-Cost Storage and Energy Savings (Rock Store ‘80) Stockholm, Sweden.

La Pointe, P. R., M. Ma and B. C. Haimson (1979). Energy storage caverns in sedimentary rocks – preliminary investigations in eastern Wisconsin: Proceedings Int. Symp. on Superconductive Energy Storage, Osaka, Japan.

Haimson, B. C., P. R. La Pointe and M. Ma (1979). Preliminary engineering geology studies of sedimentary rock masses in eastern Wisconsin for energy storage caverns: 1979 Annual Meeting Assoc. Eng. Geol., Chicago, IL. p. 26 [abstr.].

Haimson, B. C. and P. R. La Pointe (1979). Rock mechanics studies for subterranean superconductive energy storage: Proceedings Int. Symp. on Superconductive Energy Storage, Osaka, Japan.

Fuh. G.-F., B. C. Haimson and P. R. La Pointe (1979). Annular rock caverns for energy storage under Fourier-expandable stress fields: Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. Numerical Meth. in Geomech., Aachen, Germany, 627-638.

La Pointe, P. R. and D. O. Doehring (1974). Spatial variation in the ground water chemistry of the northern Yucatan peninsula: 1974 Ann. Meet. Geol. Soc. America 6(7) p. 838.