This book is the first comprehensive one on thrust-belts written and published as a single volume. It brings the reader up to date on the state of the art (2005) with respect to thrustbelts and petroleum systems. It uses a variety of tools, from analogue and finite-element modeling to seismic data to well logging. The book provides excellent coverage of known thrustbelt–hydrocarbon systems and an extensive bibliography. For senior undergraduates, graduates, and managers interested in the tectonics of thrustbelts and their petroleum plays, this should prove to be a valuable asset and good place to begin.

The book is divided...

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