The aim of this book is to study some aspects of the seismostratigraphy, morphology and development of oil and gas traps. It should be of use to all practising geologists and geophysicists in both the industrial and academic spheres. The accent has been on the morphological aspects of traps, an important element being the identification of characteristic seismic responses to the geology of the various hydrocarbon traps being studied. Petroleum geology is also discussed.
Source rocks and petroleum migration; reservoir and seal formations; fold - related traps; fault - related traps; traps related to plastic deformation of salt and shale; unconformities and buried topography; porosity and pinchout traps; carbonates, evaporites and reefs; deltas and fans; combination and complex traps; some special situations.