Bracene, R., Sonatrach,
This study outlines the geodynamic evolution, structural
framework and petroleum prospectivity of northern
Rifting took place during the Triassic and Liassic. The margin was characterized by tilted blocks, bordered by NE-SW trending normal faults. The Liassic rifting episode was associated with Triassic salt mobility that generated salt pillows and diapirs.
Post-rift thermal subsidence occurred from the Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous, however, extensional events continued in eastern Algeria and the Tell margin.
Convergence and compression occurred from the Tertiary to the present. The spatial and temporal distribution of deformation can be used to identify periods of strong and weak coupling between the African and European plates.
The structural framework consists of several domains. We illustrate the structural relationships between them, present a crustal-scale section and correlate geodynamic events and subsidence phases.
evolution controlled the development of several petroleum systems. Proven
Cretaceous and Tertiary petroleum systems have produced hydrocarbons in northeastern,
central and western