AAPG Europe Region Conference - Lisbon 2015 - Tethys-Atlantic Interaction Along the European-Iberian-African Plate Boundries

Occured on 18-19 May 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal

ERC 2015 - Tethys-Atlantic Interaction Along the European-Iberian-African Plate Boundaries, hosted in the city of Lisbon, brought together people from Eastern and Western Europe countries to discuss and launch perspectives for increased exploration in the Peri-Tethyan region.

ERC 2015 - Tethys-Atlantic Interaction Along the European-Iberian-African Plate Boundaries, hosted in the city of Lisbon, brought together people from Eastern and Western Europe countries to discuss and launch perspectives for increased exploration in the Peri-Tethyan region.

The Peri-Tethyan area hosts a number of large and smaller hydrocarbon provinces in platforms, rifts, foreland basins and the frontal parts of thrust belts. These hydrocarbon provinces are related to a wide range of source rocks occurring in Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic series.

Western Tethys produced well developed Mesozoic rift-related basins, most of which were destroyed during the Alpine orogenic cycle and were overthrusted by or incorporated into orogenic wedges. At the same time, to the West, a new rifting was giving birth to the Central Atlantic and later on to the North Atlantic, competing with the Western Tethys evolution. This trans-European geodynamically complex region hosts a number of highly diversified petroleum systems, with excellent exploration perspectives.

From the Black Sea to the Atlantic, a large number of companies are dealing with exploration within this geodynamic framework and different kinds of hydrocarbon discoveries are now a well-known reality. New areas, new plays and new opportunities are arising, as this this region is becomes increasingly important for Europe’s energy demand.

Conference Themes Included:

  • Paleogeographic Reconstructions
  • Tethyan Petroleum Systems, Proven and Speculative
  • Paleozoic Source rocks and New Plays
  • Oblique Margins and Petroleum Systems
  • Basin Inversion and Petroleum Systems
  • Foreland Basins
  • Tertiary Plays
  • Atlantic Margins
  • Unconventional Plays
  • Depletion and Geological Storage

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