Regional Geology and Tectonics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444595003, 9780444595638

Regional Geology and Tectonics

1st Edition

Editors: David G. Roberts A.W. Bally
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444595003
eBook ISBN: 9780444595638
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th May 2012
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Volume 1A: Principles of Geologic Analysis
A "how-to" primer describes the basic concepts petroleum geologists and students need to understand hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally.

Volume 1B: Phanerozoic Rift Systems and Sedimentary Basins
Incorporates industry data to present regional seismic lines and cross sections to accurately document and analyze proven hydrocarbon systems. It also includes summaries of analogue and theoretical models as an essential backdrop to the structure and stratigraphy of a variety of geological settings.

Volume 1C: Phanerozoic Passive Margins, Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps
Focuses on both volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins as well as cratonic basins—critical habitats for hydrocarbons. It provides a unique basis for comparison of different passive margins and for an understanding of their structural and stratigraphic evolution, as well as their petroleum systems—especially useful to explorationists working in deep-water basins and researchers examining the tectonic evolution of the continent-ocean transition. A vast amount of data to enable hydrocarbon play assessments and analysis on passive margins is also included in this thorough yet accessible reference.

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Key Features

  • Volume 1A discusses in detail the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools used in basin analysis
  • Volume 1B features simple documentation and analysis of major rift systems developed in contrasting geological settings as well as in-depth analyses of active rifts in various regions all over the world for immediately implementable petroleum exploration applications
  • Volume 1C features real-world case studies and analyses, useful summaries of analogue and theoretical models, thorough documentation of numerous passive margins that are the focus of deep water oil exploration, and unique tectonic maps facilitating access to exact basin locations and their tectonic settings
  • A companion website offers select downloadable images from the books:


Geologists, geophysicists, and marine geologists globally in academia and petroleum exploration with a focus on tectonics, basin analysis, sedimentary processes and petroleum systems. The secondary market includes undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as instructors in Geosciences

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Regional geology and tectonics of sedimentary basins

Section 1 The Earth
Chapter 2 The Earth: Core, mantle and crust
Chapter 3 Phanerozoic volcanism

Section 2 Geological megaprovinces
Chapter 4 Some remarks on basins and basin classification and tectonostratigraphic megasequences
Chapter 5 A lithospheric perspective on structure and evolution of Precambrian cratons
Chapter 6 Convergent margins and orogenic belts
Chapter 7 Crustal seismic reflection profiles of collisional orogens

Section 3 Principles of Regional Geological Analysis: Geological and Geophysical Tools
Chapter 8 Geological methods, William R. Muehlberger
Chapter 9 Hotspots, rifts, reefs, deltas, and cratonic basins: Views from space
Chapter 10 2D and 3D seismic data
Chapter 11 Wide-angle refraction and reflection
Chapter 12 Regional tectonics and basin formation: The role of potential field studies

Section 4 Sedimentary Systems
Chapter 13 Seismic and sequence stratigraphic analysis
Chapter 14 A brief review of developments in stratigraphic forward modelling, 2000–2009
Chapter 15 Lake systems
Chapter 16 Late Ordovician glaciogenic reservoir heterogeneity: An example from the Murzuq Basin, Libya
Chapter 17 River deltas
Chapter 18 Architecture and growth history of a Miocene carbonate platform from 3D seismic reflection data: Luconia province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia
Chapter 19 Pelagic realms
Chapter 20 Controls on reservoir distribution, architecture, and stratigraphic trapping in slope settings
Chapter 21 The Barbados ridge: A mature accretionary wedge in front of the Lesser Antilles active margin
Chapter 22 Uplift, denudation, and their causes and constraints over geological timescales
Chapter 23 The accumulation of organic-matter-rich rocks within an earth systems framework: The integrated roles of plate tectonics, atmosphere, ocean, and biota through


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About the Editor

David G. Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

BP Exploration Operation Co. Ltd., Middlesex, UK

A.W. Bally

Affiliations and Expertise

Rice University, Houston, TX, USA