PART 1: FLUID FLOW. 1. Introduction to Single-Phase Fluid Flow. Driving forces. Basic equations. Large scale flow of groundwater. 2. Groundwater Flow in Sedimentary Basins. Groundwater flow in actively filling and subsiding basins. Tectonically-induced groundwater flow. Groundwater flow in stable subaerial basins. Local groundwater flow systems. Interaction of groundwater flow systems. PART 2: GENERATION, MIGRATION AND ACCUMULATION OF HYDROCARBONS. 3. Generation and Expulsion of Hydrocarbons. Origin of natural hydrocarbons. Primary hydrocarbon migration. 4. Secondary Hydrocarbon Migration. Secondary hydrocarbon migration under hydrostatic conditions. Secondary hydrocarbon migration under hydrodynamic conditions. Regional aspects of secondary hydrocarbon migration. 5. Hydrocarbon Accumulation, Entrapment and Preservation. Hydrocarbon accumulation and entrapment under hydrostatic conditions. Hydrocarbon accumulation and entrapment under hydrodynamic conditions. Hydrocarbon accumulation and entrapment in hydrodynamic sedimentary basins. Preservation of trapped hydrocarbons. PART 3: BASIN EVALUATION FOR HYDROCARBON EXPLORATION. 6. Application to Basin Evaluation. Hydrodynamic condition, hydrocarbon migration and basin evaluation. Hydrocarbon migration systems analysis. Data base. 7. Qualitative Analysis of Secondary Hydrocarbon Migration Systems. Present-day hydrocarbon migration systems. History of hydrocarbon migration systems. 8. Quantitative Analysis of Secondary Hydrocarbon Migration Systems. Present-day hydrostatic hydrocarbon migration systems. Present-day hydrodynamic conditions. Present-day hydrodynamic hydrocarbon migration systems. History of hydrocarbon migration systems. References. Subject index.