Surficial and Deep Processes in Thrust Belts.- Coupled Lithosphere-Surface Processes in Collision Context.- On Some Geometric Prism Asymmetries.- Exploration of Thrust Belts (1) : Seismic Imaging and Traps.- Understanding Seismic Propagation through Triangle Zones.- 2D Depth Seismic Imaging in the Gaspé Belt, a Structurally Complex Fold and Thrust Belt in the Northern Appalachians, Québec, Canada.- Exploration of Thrust Belts (2) : Fluid Flow and Hydrocarbon Systems.- Fluid Systems in Foreland Fold-and-Thrust Belts: An Overview from the Southern Pyrenees.- The Miocene Petroleum System of the Northern Apennines in the Central Po Plain (Italy).- Structural Modeling / Restoration.- Folds Kinematics in "Fold-and-Thrust Belts" the "Hinge Migration" Question, a Review.- The Use of Surface Restoration in Foothills Exploration: Theory and Application to the Sub-Andean Zone of Bolivia.- Plate Tectonic Setting and Cenozoic Deformation of Trinidad: Foldbelt Restoration in a Region of Significant Strike-Slip.- Kinematics of the SE Canadian Fold and Thrust Belt: Implications for the Thermal and Organic Maturation History.- Zagros/Makran Thrust Belts.- Early Reactivation of Basement Faults in Central Zagros (SW Iran): Evidence from Pre-folding Fracture Populations in Asmari Formation and Lower Tertiary Paleogeography.- Evolution of Maturity in Northern Fars and in the Izeh Zone (Iranian Zagros) and Link with Hydrocarbon Prospectivity.- Mechanical Constraints on the Development of the Zagros Folded Belt (Fars).- Rates and Processes of Active Folding Evidenced by Pleistocene Terraces at the Central Zagros Front (Iran).- The Salt Diapirs of the Eastern Fars Province (Zagros, Iran): A Brief Outline of their Past and Present.- The Role of Pre-Existing Diapirs in Fold and Thrust Belt Development.- Impact of Sedimentation on Convergent Margin Tectonics: Example of the Makran Accretionary Prism (Pakistan).- Offshore Frontal Part of the Makran Accretionary Prism: The Chamak Survey (Pakistan).- Carpathian Thrust Belt.- The Geometry of the South Leading Carpathian Thrust Line and the Moesia Boundary: The Role of Inherited Structures in Establishing a Transcurent Contact on the Concave Side of the Carpathians.- Role of the Foredeep Evaporites in Wedge Tectonics and Formation of Triangle Zones: Comparison of the Carpathian and Pyrenean Thrust Fronts.- Reservoir Properties of Miocene Sandstones in Rzeszow Area (Carpathian Foredeep, Poland).- Relationship between Hydrocarbon Generation and Reservoir Development in the Carpathian Foreland (Poland).- Tectonics, Sedimentation and Denudation in Thrust Belts.- Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Sedimentation in Late Miocene Cortemaggiore Wedge-Top Basin (Northwestern Apennines, Italy).- Meso-Cenozoic Evolution of Mountain Range - Intramontane Basin Systems in the Southern Siberian Altai Mountains by Apatite Fission-Track Thermochronology.- Slab Retreat and Active Shortening along the Central-Northern Apennines.
This book focuses on the links between deep earth (mantle) and shallow processes in areas of active tectonics in the Arabian Plate and Surrounding Areas. It also provides key information for energy resources in these areas. The book is a compilation of selected papers from the Task Force of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP). It comprises a set of research studies from the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean domain focusing on (1) the architecture, geodynamic evolution and modelling of the Red Sea rift system and its surroundings, and tectonics and sedimentation in the Gulf of Corinth, (2) the crustal architecture and georesources of the North Algerian Offshore, (3) Reservoirs, aquifers and fluid transfers in Saudi Basins, Petroleum systems and salt tectonics in Yemen and (4) Cretaceous-Eocene foreland inversions in Saudi Arabia.
This book will constitute the proceedings of the ILP Workshop held in Abu Dhabi in December 2009. It will include a reprint of the 11 papers published in the December 2010 issue of the AJGS, together with 11 other original papers.
This book focuses on the evolution of sedimentary basins of the Arabian Plate and its surroundings. Because these sedimentary basins developed in various tectonic settings, from extensional or transtensional to flexural, transpressional or compressional, their sedimentary sequences provide unique records of the regional geology. Georesources of the Arabian Plate are also described here, including petroleum potential, reservoirs, water resources, fresh water and deep saline aquifers, as well as materials and ore deposits. The book is made by a set of papers authored by geoscientists working in both academia and industry. Numerous chapters describe some regional important geologic features and selected sedimentary basins from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula domains. Other chapters focus on georesources. A particular focus is given to the geology of Saudi Arabia. This book is an important contribution to the geology of the Arabian Peninsula and its surroundings. In view of the strategic and economic importance of the regional geology and georesources of the Arabian Plate and Surroundings, this volume will constitute an important reference for a wide range of geoscientists interested in the geology of this region, especially those active in petroleum geosciences and related industry. Ultimately, readers will discover important thematic maps in this book.