The Pannonian Basin is a large extensional basin of Neogene age overlying the Paleogene elements of the greater Alpine fold belt. Geographically it is located within the Alpine mountain belts of Central Europe: bounded by the Carpathians from the north and east, by the Dinaric Alps from the south and by the Southern and Eastern Alps from the west. The basin hosts several hydrocarbon systems that are located within the very complex system of extensional subbasins within the main basin. One unique aspect of the Pannonian Basin is that it is underlain by anomalously thin crust and lithosphere under thick...

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