This is a complete, practical, up-to-the-minute guide to the use of subsurface mapping and cross-section techniques in the search for oil and gas deposits. Daniel Tearpock -- one of the field's leading consultants -- offers systematic coverage of the field's key principles and newest advances. The book will be invaluable to every engineer involved in exploration and exploitation -- and will be especially useful in the "detailed second look" applications that can identify large new reserves in areas that are maturely developed.KEY TOPICS:This thoroughly updated and expanded Second Edition brings together a wealth of information from the published literature, as well as significant material never before published. Tearpock introduces key subsurface mapping and cross section techniques applicable to all four major petroleum-related tectonic settings: extensional, compressional, diapiric salt, and strike-slip tectonics. He also reflects significant improvements in the understanding and use of computer-based log correlation, cross section construction, and 3D seismic interpretation. The book's techniques for correctly mapping well data and structural balancing are exceptionally well suited for "detailed second looks" at fields that have already been exploited.MARKET:For all geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, and chemical engineers who prepare subsurface geological maps in connection with oil and gas exploration; and for supervisors, managers, technical assistants, and others who rely on those maps.