In his comment on our work, we find that Bjørlykke misinterprets both the primary objective of our paper and the significance of the data we present to support it.

First, we summarized observations of hydrostatic pore pressure in crystalline basement rocks from very deep boreholes all around the world. By presenting these data, we did not intend to deny the existence of overpressure at depth in sedimentary basins. Such observations are well known and are easily interpreted in terms of undrained compaction and other mechanisms (e.g., Swarbrick and Osborne, 1998). Instead, we pointed out that near-hydrostatic pore pressure has...

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