The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources
This volume of 30 chapters authored by 107 geologists and geophysicists from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the USA provides a comprehensive and understandable account of geology and hydrocarbon resources of the entire Carpathian system from northeastern Austria to southern Romania, including the Neogene foredeep, the foreland platform both in front and beneath the thrust belt, the Carpathian thrust belt, and the late and post orogenic intermontane basins. Principal chapters on regional geology are supplemented by thematic contributions on geodynamic reconstructions, regional geophysical investigations, hydrocarbon systems, and case studies of major oil and gas fields. To date, close to 7 billion barrels of oil and more than 53 trillion cubic feet of natural gas have been produced from the entire Carpathian system. Additional new reserves may be found, especially at deeper structural levels below the Neogene foredeep and the thin-skinned Carpathian thrust belt. Seventeen chapters of Memoir 84 have been printed in full. The remaining chapters have been printed as abstracts only, with the full paper for all 30 chapters as .pdf files on the CD-ROM in the back of this publication. The publication is intended as a source of information to schools, governmental and private institutions, oil companies, and potential investors.
Hydrocarbon Geology of the Romanian Carpathians, Their Foreland, and the Transylvanian Basin
Published:January 01, 2006
Mihai Stefanescu, Oprea Dicea, Alexandru Butac, Daniel Ciulavu, 2006. "Hydrocarbon Geology of the Romanian Carpathians, Their Foreland, and the Transylvanian Basin", The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources, Jan Golonka, Frank J. Picha
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The Romanian territory had a very complex geological evolution. This evolution generated a diversified geology with extended platforms limiting, to the east and south, a folded chain where spectacular overthrusts are present. More than this, posttectonic covers (basins) common to different tectonic units are also present. Some sequences of these posttectonic covers are extended from the frontal part of the folded chain over the platforms. Most of the tectonic units, as well as the post-tectonic covers, host hydrocarbon fields. On some of the tectonic units, the oil generation is proved only by the seep presence.
The aim of this...