This publication arises from a NATO Advanced Workshop held in Tunisia in May 2002. This reviewer opened the book with some anticipation, having worked intermittently for seven years on some problematic Cretaceous reservoirs of a major Tunisian offshore oilfield. The majority of the papers are short. Following a review by Bob Scott on high resolution Cretaceous stratigraphy in North Africa, the next nine chapters are case studies on North African Cretaceous carbonates (one on Morocco, two on Algeria, five on Tunisia, one on the Egypt–Jordan area).

Joseph Canerot et al. document the development of carbonate platforms in Morocco through...

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