This book contains seventeen papers arising from a Petroleum Group conference in November 2004, a somewhat lengthy gestation but ultimately worth while. The content is subdivided into four sections.

The first, outcrop studies, comprises papers on economically critical fold-related fracturing in the Asmari reservoirs of the Zagros Mountains, transient fracture permeability and diagenetic resealing in the Dent Fault (UK) and factors affecting the potentially very variable transmissibility of relay ramps in sandstones based on data from Utah. Notable in the value of outcrop studies is the detail and insights now available from satellite imagery.

The second, geophysics, includes a discussion...

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