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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 4858581
  • Book
  • June 2020
  • 894 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, 2nd edition is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the first edition's detailed overview of geologic processes, and includes new sections on plate tectonics, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis.

This book provides both professionals and students with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a wide variety of geological settings globally.

  • Discusses in detail the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools
  • Captures and identifies the tectonics of the world 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 2 and 3 in the series

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1. Regional geology and tectonics of sedimentary basins 2. The Earth: Core, mantle and crust 3. Age of the oceans 4. Plate boundaries and driving mechanisms 5. Plate kinematic reconstructions 6. Resolving geological enigmas using plate tectonic reconstructions and mantle flow models 7. Tectonostratigraphic megasequences and chronostratigraphy 8. Fault classification, fault growth and displacement 9. Thrust systems and contractional tectonics 10. Inverted fault systems and inversion tectonic settings 11. Salt- and shale-detached gravity-driven failure of continental margins 12. Carbonate systems 13. Lake systems and their economic importance 14. Clastic shorelines and deltas 15. Tidal straits: Basic criteria for recognizing ancient systems from the rock record 16. Submarine landslides: Architecture, controlling factors and encironments 17. Turbidites and turbidity currents 18. Controls on reservoir distribution, architecture and stratigraphic trapping in slope settings 19. Geological methods 20. Regional tectonics and basin formation: The role of potential field studies
An application to the Mesozoic West and Central African Rift System 21. Wide-angle refraction and reflection 22. An introduction to seismic reflection data: Acquisition, processing and interpretation 23. Sequence stratigraphy 24. Concepts of conventional petroleum systems 25. The accumulation of organic matter-rich rocks within an earth system's framework 26. Modelling fluid flow and petroleum systems in sedimentary basins 27. Tectonic and basin maps of the world

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Scarselli, Nicola
Nicola Scarselli, PhD, is lecturer at Royal Holloway University. He has over ten 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.
Adam, Jürgen
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.
Chiarella, Domenico
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.
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