Tectonic and Structural Framework of the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt

Tectonic and Structural Framework of the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt

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  • Editor: Ali Farzipour Saein
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150481
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150498

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The latest volume in the Developments in Structural Geology and Tectonics series from Elsevier, Tectonic and Structural Framework of the Zagros Fold–Thrust Belt is a collection of the most up-to date research and developments in the unique tectonic and structural geology of the Zagros. The Zagros fold–thrust belt is famous among geologists and is one of the most-studied terrains in the world. Because of its unique structures, the Zagros orogeny is challenging for many researchers and experts; this book is the essential reference that collates the newest data and fully explores that aspect. In addition, because the Zagros range is a potential source for hydrocarbons, it is of interest to petroleum geologists and exploration companies worldwide. This book is an essential, cutting-edge reference for oil companies, structural geologists, and students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Key Features

  • Includes valuable new data about one of the most famous collisional mountain ranges in the world, the Zagros fold–thrust belts, as a guide for other collisional ranges such as the Himalaya, the Alps, and the Andes, as they share common fundamental deformation mechanisms
  • Provides research from geologists across the world, with the goal of understanding the unique dynamics and kinematics of the Zagros range


Oil companies, especially the ones working in the Middle East. So it could be an excellent reference or a text book for their short course programs. Because the Zagros is famous for its unique structures, it will be a very good reference for all structural geologists as well. This book could be used as one of the up-to-date reference books at universities in undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fracture analysis of hydrocarbon reservoirs using static and dynamic data, case study: the Aghajari oil field (the Zagros fold- thrust belt)
    Masumeh Vatandoust  and Ali Farzipoursaein
    2. Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Iranian Zagros in a global context and its impact on petroleum habitats
    Iraj Abdollahie Fard, Shahram Sherkati, Ken McClay, Bilal U. Haq
    3.Zagros foreland fold belt timing across Lurestan to constrain Arabia-Iran collision
    Vergés, J., Emami, H., Garcés, M., Beamud, E., Homke, S., Skott, P.
    4. Structural Geology and Neotectonics of Iraq, Northwest Zagros
    Wathiq Abdulnaby
    5. High-P/Low-T blueschists in the Zagros Mountains
    Christopher Talbot
    6. Structural evolution of the NE-SW-trending tectonic lineament and a model for graben formation in the Denizli region of western Anatolian (west of the Zagros fold and thrust belt)
    Mete Hançer
    7. Right-lateral strike-slip faulting and related basin formations in the Turkish-Iranian Plateau
    Alper Gürbüz, Fuat Şaroğlu
    8. Tectonic geomorphology of the Zagros Orogen
    Alper Gürbüz and Ali Farzipour Saein
    9. Structural style in the Fars geological province, interaction of diapirism and multi detachment folding
    Hossein Motamedi and Gholamreza Gharabeigli
    10. Internal deformation of Turkish-Iranian Plateau in the hinterland of Bitlis-Zagros Suture Zone
    Gürol Seyitoğlu, Korhan Esat, Bülent Kaypak, Moosarreza Toori, Bahadır Aktuğ
    11. De-risking plays in the highly folded zone foreland basin of the Zagros fold-thrust belt, the Kurdistan region, Iraq
    Howri Mansurbeg, Hemin Koyi, Rushdy Othman, Kamal Kolo, Pavel Spirov, Farkhondeh Kiani Harchegani

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: December 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150481
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128150498

About the Editor

Ali Farzipour Saein

Ali Farzipour Saein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Isfahan (Iran), where he has worked since 2009. From 1997 to 2001, he served as a Senior Geologist and Manager in different mining governmental and private companies. In 2012, he was a visiting researcher at the Hans Ramberg Tectonic Laboratory, Uppsala University (Sweden). He received a B.S. from Shahid Beheshti University in 1998 in geology and an M.S. from Tarbiat Modares University. He received a Ph.D. in tectonics from Tarbiat Modares University in 2009. From 2001 to 2009, he worked at the National Iranian Oil Company, Tehran, as a Senior Surface Geologist. His research interest is in applied structural geology analysis based on remote sensing, modeling, and surface and subsurface data. Associate Professor Ali Farzipour Saein is the author of several papers on structural geology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor in tectonics and structural geology, Department of Geology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, IRAN

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