Circum-Adriatic Petroleum Systems


$50k (USD) per Sponsor


In Development

Principal Investigator(s):

Michal Nemčok

421 2-2062-0781 (SVK)

Value to Sponsors

  • Determination of crustal types, architecture and plate configuration for robust thrustbelt/basin models
  • Development of stratigraphic relationships for key areas for basin modeling
  • Characterization of all major source rocks, reservoir rocks, seals and trap retention
  • Inventory of oils, gases, and potential source rocks from the region from all available sources
  • Arc GIS project including all data, profiles and maps addressing problems to be solved, which are listed in the Task list.
  • Brief explanatory text with accompanying graphic documentation on the results of the tasks focused on individual open problems listed in the Task list.

Depending on their occurrence in respective orogens, the sediments accreted in thrustbelts of the Dinarides, Albanides, Hellenides, and Apennines reflect a complex history of evolution from the late Triassic-Early Cretaceous rifting, Middle Jurassic-Eocene failed rift or passive margin development, and Early Cretaceous-present-day passive margin and subsequent thrustbelt development, and syn-orogenic deposition in associated foredeep/foreland basin system (e.g., Dercourt et al., 2000; Roure et al., 2004; Kapnistos et al., 2007; Fantoni and Francoisi, 2010; Massini et al., 2013; Doglioni, 2015; Wrigley et al., 2015). In detail, these processes occurred during different time intervals in each thrustbelt, although the western and eastern groups of thrustbelts have somewhat similar tectonic event timing. Their development histories are reasonably known, which allows us to compare their similarities and differences, understanding their development engines and controlling factors. The next step further from this comparison is to develop predictive tools allowing one to understand the distribution of source rocks, reservoir rocks, seals, trap timing, expulsion timing, and pooled hydrocarbon preservation trends.