This special section of TLE focuses on a region that has been of crucial importance to the petroleum industry and which will become increasingly so in the years ahead. It is a region with certain consistent geologic themes, a variety of exploration plays ranging from Paleozoic to Tertiary, and varied technical challenges. The seven papers in this section give a flavor of the region's geology, the technology that is being applied, and the success that is being encountered.

Tari et al. discuss the structural style and deformation in the Triassic/Jurassic salt basin offshore Morocco. It is exciting to see the...

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