Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, volume one in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. It has been written to provide you with a detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins, it features the basic principles necessary to grasping the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally.

Key Features

  • Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • A "how-to" regional geology primer that provides a detailed overview of tectonics, rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins
  • The principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools are discussed in detail.
  • The tectonics of the world are captured and identified in detail through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations.
  • Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series.


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

  1. Regional geology and tectonics--a prologue. D.G. Roberts and A.W. Bally
  2. The Earth: Core, Mantle and Crust. C.M.R. Fowler
  3. Phanerozoic Volcanism. A. Kerr & M Menzies
  4. Some remarks on basins and basin classification and the tectonostratigraphic megasequence. D.G. Roberts and A.W. Bally
  5. A Lithospheric Perspective on Structure and Evolution of Precambrian Cratons. I. Artemieva
  6. Convergent Margins and Orogenic Belts. D. Roeder
  7. Crustal Reflection Profiles of Collisional Orogens. F. Cook & A.van der Velden
  8. Geological Methods. W.R. Muehlberger & P. Dickerson
  9. Hotspots, Rifts, Reefs Deltas and Cratonic Basins- View s from Space. P Dickerson
  10. 2D and 3D Seismic Data. T. Redshaw
  11. Wide Angle Reflection and Refraction. R.S. White
  12. Regional Tectonics and Basin Formation: the role of potential field studies. J.D. Fairhead
  13. Sequence Analysis. G. Bertram
  14. A brief review of developments in stratigraphic forward modelling 2000-2009. P. Burgess
  15. Lake Systems. C. Sladen
  16. Late Ordovician Glaciogenic Reservoir Heterogeneity, an example from the Murzuq basin, Libya. D. Le Heron , J. Craig, O Sutcliffe, R. Whittington
  17. River Deltas. H.H. Roberts, P. Weimer, & R.M. Slatt
  18. Architecture and growth history of a Miocene carbonate platform from 3D seismic reflection ata, Luconia province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia. V. Zampetti et al.
  19. Pelagic Realms. E.L. Winterer
  20. Controls on reservoir distribution, architecture and stratigraphic trapping in slope settings. B. Prather
  21. The Barbados Accretionary Prism. E. Deville & A. Mascle
  22. Uplift Denudation, and their causes and constraints over geologi


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About the editors

David G. Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

BP Exploration Operation Co. Ltd., Middlesex, UK

A.W. Bally

Affiliations and Expertise

Rice University, Houston, TX, USA


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2013 , American Library Association