Preface.List of Contributors.Cap-rock integrity. 1. Shale gouge ratio - calibration by geohistory (G. Yielding). 2. Rock stress in sedimentary basins - implications for trap integrity (H.M.N. Bolås, C. Hermanrud). 3. The role of diagenesis in the formation of fluid overpressures in clastic rocks (H.M. Helset, et al.).4. Prediction of sealing capacity by the equivalent grain size method (K. Nakayama, D. Sato).5. Effective permeability of hydrofractured sedimentary rocks (M. Wangen).6. Geomechanical simulations of top seal integrity (H. Lewis, P. Olden, G.D. Couples).7. Top seal assessment in exhumed basin settings - some insights from Atlantic Margin and borderland basins (D.V. Corcoran, A.G. Doré).Fault-Seal Potential.8. Empirical estimation of fault rock properties (S. Sperrevik, et al.).9. A method for including the capillary properties of faults in hydrocarbon migration models (C. Childs, et al.).10. Quantitative fault seal assessment in hydrocarbon-compartmentalized structures using fluid pressure data (D. Grauls, F. Pascaud, T. Rives).11. Havana - a fault modelling tool (K. Hollund, et al.).12. Reservoir compartmentalization by water-saturated faults - Is evaluation possible with today's tools? (J.C. Rivenæs, C. Dart).Case studies.13. Geological implications of a large pressure difference across a small fault in the Viking Graben (C. Childs, et al.).14. Fault reactivation, leakage potential, and hydrocarbon column heights in the northern North Sea D. Wiprut, M.D. Zoback). 15. Leakage from overpressured hydrocarbon reservoirs at Haltenbanken and in the northern North Sea (C. Hermanrud, Christian, H. Marit, N. Bolås). 16. Evaluation of caprock integrity in the western (high pressured) Haltenbanken area - a case history based on analysis of seismic signatures in overburden rocks (G.M.G. Teige, et al.). 17. Fault seal analysis in unconsolidated sediments: a field study from Kentucky, USA (G. Lewis, R. Knipe, A. Li).References index.Subject index.