Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444641342

Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis

2nd Edition

Volume 1: Principles of Geologic Analysis

Editors: Nicola Scarselli Jürgen Adam Domenico Chiarella
Paperback ISBN: 9780444641342
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 1000
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Second Edition, Principles of Geologic Analysis, Volume One is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins from the first edition and includes new sections on plate tectonics processes, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis and modeling. This book provides both researchers and practitioners with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally.

Key Features

  • Provides the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools
  • Presents the tectonics of the world through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic location
  • 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

Section 1: Global Concepts and Processes
1.1 The Earth
1.2 Plate Tectonic Processes
1.3 Sedimentary Systems and Depositional Processes
1.4 Petroleum Systems

Section 2 Methods of Regional Geological Analysis
2.1 Geological Methods
2.2 Geophysical Methods
2.3 Geodetic Methods
2.4 Modelling Techniques

Section 3 Global Maps


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About the Editor

Nicola Scarselli

Nicola Scarselli, PhD, is lecturer at Royal Holloway University. He has over eight years of experience in industry-related research on deepwater passive margins. His expertise includes advanced seismic interpretation from regional studies to reservoir level, mapping of complex 3D structural and stratigraphic traps, calculation and interpretation of seismic attributes as well as post-stack seismic filtering. Dr. Scarselli routinely delivers training courses and lectures in seismic interpretation and petroleum geology to the industry and to postgrad & undergrad students. His research interests comprise structural geology, gravity-driven deformation, seismic geomorphology as well as igneous intrusions and seal bypass systems from analysis of seismic and well data.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Royal Holloway University, UK

Jürgen Adam

Dr. Jürgen Adam has 27 years of professional experience as researcher and lecturer in structural geology, salt tectonics, basin modelling, neotectonics, and geomechanics. Study areas include modern and ancient continental margins, fold-and-thrust belts, and related sedimentary basins. His research focuses on the mechanics of brittle continental deformation at basin-, fault- and fracture scales, on coupled tectonic, climate and sedimentation/erosion processes, on basin modelling and salt tectonics at passive margins, and on the development of innovative physical modelling methods and strain monitoring techniques to support petroleum exploration. He is a member of the Continental Margins Research Group at RHUL and his industry research projects are centered on the simulation of tectonics and sedimentary basin evolution to support hydrocarbon exploration in complex structured sedimentary basins of the North Sea, Atlantic and East Africa margin basins.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Domenico Chiarella

Dr. Domenico Chiarella is a senior lecturer in sedimentary geology and Director of the MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at the Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in sedimentology from the University of Basilicata, Italy. He worked as senior geologist in Norwegian exploration and production companies for 5 years. His expertise is in clastic facies analysis and sedimentology. He has experience from international projects at appraisal, development, and production. His current research interests lies in the understanding of depositional systems and in applying this knowledge to reservoir characterization.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Sedimentary Geology and Director MSc Petroleum Geoscience, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London - Egham, Surrey, UK

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