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Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic Margins
In a recent conversation with one of the editors for Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic Margins, Juan I. Soto, he provided us glimpse of his upcoming book. He goes onto to describe the latest book as a multidisciplinary reference that explores the evolution and tectonic significance and hydrocarbon potential of Triassic evaporite rocks in the Alpine orogenic system, North Africa and in various segments of the Central and Northern Atlantic margins, as well as the Permian (Zechstein) Basin in northern Europe
Some of the key features are:
- Presents the first reference book to cover salt tectonics of Permo-Triassic period rocks
- Features case studies of passive margins like the Barents and the North Sea, Greenland, Nova Scotia, offshore Mauritania, Morocco and Iberia, and folded belts in the Betics-Rif, Tell, Pyrenees, Atlas Mountains, Alps, Balkans, Apennines, Albanides, the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, and the Zechstein Basin in Norway, UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
- Integrates field observations, seismic examples, well-log data and models developed in universities with highly technical and advanced subsurface studies developed by the petroleum industry
Check out the short presentation below that provides an overview of each chapter of the book.
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About the Editors:
Juan I. Soto is a Professor of Geodynamics in the Granada University and in the Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, Spain, working in structural geology and tectonics. His expertise includes salt and shale tectonic processes, seismic interpretation, extensional tectonics, and metamorphic and thermal evolution of extended terrains. He has worked in the Betics and the Alboran Sea in the Western Mediterranean, the Caspian Basin, the eastern Caribbean basins and the Mexican Gulf of Mexico. He has analyzed the structural and basin evolution during the mobilization of clay-rich, overpressured sediments comparing the resulting structures with those formed by salt tectonic processes.
Joan F. Flinch received his Ph. D. in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University. Before joining Repsol he worked as a consultant for Lagoven (ancient affiliate of PDVSA) in Venezuela and for Total on numerous exploration projects in Latin America and western Africa. He has published many papers on structural geology of the Pyrenees, structural geology and sequence stratigraphy of the Rif in Morocco, the Allochthonous salt of the Betic Cordillera in Spain, the Northern Colombia Accretionary Wedge, the Eastern Venezuelan folded belt, the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Venezuela, the Subandean area in Bolivia, and the Sierra Leone-Liberia margin in West Africa.
Gabor Tari holds an MSc degree in Geophysics from Eötvös University of Budapest, Hungary, and a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University, Houston, Texas. After starting with Amoco on Romanian exploration projects in 1994, he transferred to the Angola Team in 1996. Gabor continued to work at BP Amoco until 1999 when he joined Vanco Energy Company. At Vanco, as Chief Geophysicist and then as Vice President of Geosciences, he worked mostly on projects in Africa. Since 2007, Gabor has been with OMV in Vienna, Austria, working as the Group Chief Geologist on various Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and African basins.
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