Carpathian Memoir a Thorough Volume

107 Authors, 30 Chapters

AAPG’s newest Special Publication – a memoir five years in the making – is intended to provide a valuable source of information on the entire spectrum of regional and applied geology of the Carpathian.

Memoir 84,The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources, contains 30 chapters authored by 107 geologists and geophysicists from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

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AAPG’s newest Special Publication – a memoir five years in the making – is intended to provide a valuable source of information on the entire spectrum of regional and applied geology of the Carpathian.

Memoir 84,The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources, contains 30 chapters authored by 107 geologists and geophysicists from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

It is edited by Jan Golonka and Frank J. Picha.

It provides a comprehensive and understandable account of geology and hydrocarbon resources of the entire Carpathian system from northeastern Austria to southern Romania, including the Neogene foredeep, the foreland platform both in front and beneath the thrust belt, the Carpathian thrust belt and the late and post orogenic intermontane basins.

Principle chapters on regional geology are supplemented by thematic contributions on geodynamic reconstructions, regional geophysical investigations, hydrocarbon systems and case studies of major oil and gas fields.

To date, nearly seven billion barrels of oil and more than 53 trillion cubic feet of natural gas have been produced from the entire Carpathian system. Additional new reserves may be found, especially at deeper structural levels below the Neogene foredeep and the thin-skinned Carpathian thrust belt.

Seventeen chapters of Memoir 84 have been printed in full; the remaining chapters have been printed as abstracts only, with the full paper for all 30 chapters as pdf files on CD-ROM in the back of this publication for ease of key word searching.

To order or for more information contact the AAPG Bookstoreonline at bookstore.aapg.org .

– BEVERLY MOLYNEUX