Lithosphere Dynamics and Sedimentary Basins of the Arabian Plate and Surrounding Areas

  • François Roure
  • Ammar A. Amin
  • Sami Khomsi
  • Mansour A. M. Al Garni

Part of the Frontiers in Earth Sciences book series (FRONTIERS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lithosphere Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abdullah Al Amri, K. Abdelrahman, M. O. Andreae, M. Al-Dabbagh
      Pages 3-29
  3. Reservoirs, Conduits and Fluids

  4. Tectonic Styles: From Rifts and Salt Tectonics to Foreland Inversions and Thrust Tectonics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Gabor Tari, Rudi Dellmour, Emma Rodgers, Chloe Asmar, Peter Hagedorn, Adel Salman
      Pages 121-147
    3. Ramadan Ghalayini, Jean-Marc Daniel, Catherine Homberg, Fadi Henri Nader, Romain Darnault, Jean-Marie Mengus et al.
      Pages 149-172
    4. Abdullah O. Bamousa, Abdullah M. Memesh, Saleh M. Dini, Ali A. Al-Zahrani
      Pages 173-185
  5. François Roure, Ammar A. Amin, Sami Khomsi, Mansour A. M. Al Garni
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book focuses on the links between deep earth (mantle) and shallow processes in areas of active tectonics in the Arabian Plate and Surrounding Areas. It also provides key information for energy resources in these areas. The book is a compilation of selected papers from the Task Force of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP). It comprises a set of research studies from the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean domain focusing on (1) the architecture, geodynamic evolution and modelling of the Red Sea rift system and its surroundings, and tectonics and sedimentation in the Gulf of Corinth, (2) the crustal architecture and georesources of the North Algerian Offshore, (3) Reservoirs, aquifers and fluid transfers in Saudi Basins, Petroleum systems and salt tectonics in Yemen and (4) Cretaceous-Eocene foreland inversions in Saudi Arabia.


Lithosphere Dynamics Sedimentary Basins Tectonic Evolution International Lithosphere Programme Middle-East and North Africa Mediterranean Domaine

Editors and affiliations

  • François Roure
    • 1
  • Ammar A. Amin
    • 2
  • Sami Khomsi
    • 3
  • Mansour A. M. Al Garni
    • 4
  1. 1.GéosciencesIFP Energies Nouvelles GéosciencesRUEIL-MALMAISONFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Earth SciencesKing Abdulaziz University Faculty of Earth SciencesJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Faculty of Earth SciencesKing Abdulaziz University Faculty of Earth SciencesJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Dept of phys. geo, Faculty of earth sciKing Abdulaziz University Dept of phys. geo, Faculty of earth sciJeddahSaudi Arabia

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