Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
21 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 21 Oct 2020

Inversion tectonics: a brief petroleum industry perspective

Gábor Tari, Didier Arbouille, Zsolt Schléder, and Tamás Tóth

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Short summary
Inversion tectonics has been studied in detail by both academic researchers and industry experts around the world for the last 30 years. Inverted structures provide important traps for petroleum exploration which can be categorized into two end-member modes of evolution. This paper attempts to provide a brief synoptic view of inversion tectonics from the point of view of the petroleum industry, emphasizing the main subsurface challenges of understanding this structural geology phenomenon.