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Permo-triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins : Tectonics and
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Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic Margins: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential deals with the evolution and tectonic significance of the Triassic evaporite rocks in the Alpine orogenic system and the Neogene basins in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, and the western Mediterranean.
As the nature of the Triassic evaporite sequences, the varied diapiric structures they feed, and the occurrence of hydrocarbons suggest that the Triassic evaporites represent an efficient system to trap hydrocarbons, this book explores the topic with a wide swath, also devoting content to a relatively unexplored topic, the mobilization and deformation of the Triassic salt in the westernmost Tethys (i.e. Iberia and North Africa) during the subsequent Alpine orogenic processes.
The book includes an introductory chapter on the regional tectonic setting of the Iberia and North Africa region since the Triassic, including the reconstruction of the Tethys western domain, plate reconstructions and relative motion between the Iberian and African plates, Alpine orogens, and major sedimentary basins.
Other topics covered include salt tectonic processes, experimental modeling, and observations, terminology, and structures formed under extension and subsequent shortening. The book is the go-to guide for both salt and shale tectonic researchers and those working in the hydrocarbon exploration industry.
- Presents the first reference book to cover salt and shale tectonics of Permo-Triassic period rocks
- Features case studies from various places in the Iberian Peninsula and the western Mediterranean (i.e., Pyrenees, Gibraltar Arc, Gulf of Cadiz, the Algarve, and more)
- Integrates field observations and models developed in universities with highly technical and advanced subsurface studies developed by the petroleum industry