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1 Davison, I. & Fabre, J. 1976. La serie Volcanique d’Oumassene (Adrar des Iforas, feuille Aoukenek NW. Rapport d’ activité, Centre Géologique et Géophysique, U.S.T.L. Montpellier, France. p. 50-51.2.

2 Davison, I. & Fabre, J. 1976. Les formations Nigritiennes- Serie Pourprée, Temoins des Evenements tardifs de la chaine. Rapport d’ activité, Centre Géologique et Géophysique, U.S.T.L. Montpellier, France. p. 55-60.

3. Boullier, A.M., Davison, I., Bertrand, J.M.L. & Coward, M.P. 1978. L’unité granulitique des Iforas: une nappe de socle d’ age pan-africaine précoce. Bulletin Societé Géologique de France, 20: 877-882.

4. Black, R., Ba, H., Bertrand, J.M.L., Boullier, A.M., Caby, R., Davison, I., Fabre, J., Leblanc, M., & Wright, L.I. 1979. Outline of the geology of Adrar des Iforas (Republic of Mali). Geologische Rundschau, 68: 543-564.

5. Davison, I. 1979. The cooling history of a Panafrican mobile belt in Adrar des Iforas (Republic of Mali). Comparison with other Panafrican belts. Geologische Rundschau, 70: 842-849.

6. Bertrand, J.M.L. & Davison, I. 1981. Panfrican granitoid emplacement in the Adrar des Iforas mobile belt (Mali): a Rb/Sr isotope study. Precambrian Research, 26: 336-361.

7. Davison, I. & Haszeldine, R.S. 1984. Orienting conventional cores for geological purposes. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 7: 461- 466.

8. Bertrand, J.M.L., Depuy, C., Dostal, J. & Davison, I. 1984. Geochemistry and geotectonic interpretation of granitoids from the Central Iforas Mali. Precambrian Research, 26: 265-283.

9. Kurshid, A., Yielding, G., Ahmed, S., Davison, I., Jackson, J.A., King, G.C.P., & Lin Ban Zou. 1984. The seismicity of Northernmost Pakistan. Tectonophysics, 109: 209-226.

10. Yielding, G., Ahmed, S., Davison, I., Khattack, R., Kurshid, A., King, G.C.P. & Lin Ban Zou. 1984. A microearthquake survey in the Karakoram. In: K. J. Miller (ed.) Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society Karakoram Project. Vol.2, Cambridge University Press. p. 150-169.

11. Davison, I. 1986. Listric fault profiles using roll-over shapes and bed-length balance. Journal of Structural Geology, 8: 209-210.

12. Davison, I. 1987. Normal fault profiles in relation to sediment compaction and burial. Journal of Structural Geology, 9: 393-401.

13. Matos, F.M.V2. & Davison, I. 1987. Basement or Intrusion? The Ambrosio Dome, Rio Itapicuru greenstone belt, Bahia, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 17: 442-449.

14. Davison, I. 1987. Relato sobre o primeiro simposio nacional de Estudos Tectonicos, 14-20 setembro, Salvador, Bahia. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 17: 699-700.

15. Davison, I. 1988. Comment on ‘The Northeastern Brazil-Gabon Basins: a double rifting system associated with multiple crustal detachment surfaces by A.C.M. Castro Jr’. Tectonics, 7: 1385-1391.

16. Milani, E.J.2 & Davison, I. 1988. Basement control and transfer tectonics in the Reconcavo-Tucano-Jatobá Rift, Brazil. Tectonophysics, 154: 41-70.

17. Davison, I., Teixeira, J.B.G., Silva, M.G., Rocha Neto, M.B. & Matos, F.M.V2. 1988. Rio Itapicuru Greenstone Belt, Bahia, Brazil: structure and stratigraphical outline. Precambrian Research, 42: 1-17.

18. Reinhardt, M.C. & Davison, I. 1989. Controle litoestrutural dos corpos auríferos da Mina Fazenda Brasileiro, Bahia, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 19: 121-131.

19. Davison, I. 1989. Extensional domino tectonics: kinematics and geometrical constraints.Annales Tectonicae, 3: 12-24.

20. Davison, I. & Santos, R.A. 1989. Tectonic Evolution of the Sergipano Fold Belt, NE Brazil, during the Brasiliano Orogeny. Precambrian Research, 45: 319-342.

21. Reinhardt, M.C. & Davison, I. 1990. Litho-structural control of the gold mineralization in the shear-zone hosted Early Proterozoic Fazenda Brasileiro deposit, Bahia, NE Brazil. Economic Geology, 8: 952-967.

22. Davison, I. 1991. Brazil’s many sedimentary basins offer exploration targets. Oil and Gas Journal, August 5th: 52-56.

23. Menzies, M.A., Baker, J.1, Bosence, D., Dart, C., Davison, I., Hurford, A., Al-Kadasi, M.1, McClay, K., Nichols, G., Al-Subbary, A.1, & Yelland, A., 1992. The timing of magmatism, uplift, and crustal extension: preliminary observations from Yemen. In: Storey, B.C. et al. (editors), Magmatism and the Causes of Continental Break-up, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 68, 293-304.

24. Weston, P.J., Davison, I., & Insley, M.W., 1993. Physical modelling of North Sea Salt Diapirism. In: J.R. Parker (ed.) Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe: Proceedings of the 4th Conference, Barbican: 559-567.

25. Hughes, M. & Davison, I. 1993. Geometry and Growth Kinematics of Salt Pillows in the Southern North Sea. Tectonophysics, 228: 239-254.

26. Davison, I., Insley, M., Harper, M.1, Weston, P., Blundell, D., McClay, K.R., & Quallington, A., 1993. Physical modelling of overburden deformation around salt diapirs. Tectonophysics, 228: 255-274.

27. Davison, I. 1994. Linked fault systems; contractional, strike-slip and extensional. In: P.L. Hancock, (ed.), Continental Deformation, Pergamon Press, Chapter 6: 121-142.

28. Magnavita, L.P.1, Davison, I. & Kusznir, N, 1994. Rifting, erosion and uplift in Recôncavo-Tucano-Jatobá Rift, NE Brazil. Tectonics, 13: 367-388.

29. Davison, I. 1994. Structural geology field guide to the Watchet- Lilstock area, N. Somerset. Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB), Field Trip Guide Series, no.41, p. 38.

30. Davison, I. 1994. Salt Tectonics modelling, seismic and field studies, invited PESGB lecture, Aberdeen Branch, PESGB Newsletter, February, p. 7-8.

31. Davison, I., Baker, J.1, Blakey, S.1, Bosence, D., Dart, C., Heaton, R., Al Kadasi, M.1, Al-Khirbash, S., McClay, K. R., Menzies, M., Nichols, G., Owen, L., Al-Subbary, A.K.1, & Yelland, A., 1994. Geological Evolution of the southeastern Red Sea Rift margin: Republic of Yemen. Bulletin Geological Society of America, 106: 1474-1493.

32. Davison, I., 1994. Plate tectonics and world development. In: Unwin, T. (ed.) Atlas of World Development, Wiley, 42-43.

33. Davison, I., & Unwin, T., 1994. Geology, Resources and Hydrocarbons. In: Unwin, T. (ed.) Atlas of World Development, Wiley, 44-46.

34. Menzies, M., Al-Kadasi, M.1, Al-Khirbash, S., Al-Subbary A.K.1, Baker, J.1, Blakey, S.1, Bosence, D., Davison, I., Dart, C., Owen, L., McClay, K.R., Nichols, G., & Yelland, A., 1994. Geology of the Republic of Yemen. In: McCombe, D.A., Fernette, G.L., and Alawi, A.J. (compilers). The geological and mineral resources of Yemen. Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources, Geology and Minerals Exploration Board, Yemen Mineral Sector Project, World Bank Technical Report, p.21-48.

35. Davison, I., Powell, D., McCarthy, M.,Torres, H.H. F., & Santos, C.A., 1995. Laminar flow in shear zones: Pernambuco Lineament, NE Brazil. Journal of Structural Geology, 17, 149-161.

36. Davison, I., 1995. Fault slip histories determined from crack-seal veins in pull-aparts and their implications for general slip models. Journal of Structural Geology, 17, 1025-1035.

37. McGrath, A. G. & Davison, I. 1995. Damage zone geometry around fault tips. Journal of Structural Geology, 17, 1011-1024.

38. Davison, I., Bosence, D., Alsop, I., & Al-Aawah M.H., 1995. Deformation and sedimentation above and below Miocene salt diapirs and their overhangs, NW Yemen. GCSSEPM Foundation 16th Annual Research Conference Proceedings, 3-5th December Houston Texas, 33-40.

39. Alsop, G.I., Jenkins, G., & Davison, I. 1995. A preliminary study of drag zone geometry adjacent to salt diapirs. GCSSEPM Foundation 16th Annual Research Conference Proceeedings, 3-5th December Houston, Texas, 1-9.40.

40. Davison, I. 1995. Field trip guide to the geology of a transect across the southeastern Red Sea Rift margin, Sana’a to Hodeida, Republic of Yemen. International Meeting on Rift sedimentation and tectonics in the Red Sea-Gulf of Aden Region, Sana’a, Yemen, 23-31 October.

41. Davison, I., Bosence, D., Alsop, I., & Al-Aawah M.H., 1996. Deformation and sedimentation around active Miocene salt diapirs on the Tihama Plain, NW Yemen. In: Alsop I., Blundell, D. J., & Davison, I. (eds) Salt Tectonics, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 100, 23-40.

42. Davison, I. Alsop, G.I. & Blundell, D.J. 1996. Salt tectonics: some aspects of deformation mechanics. In: Alsop I., Blundell, D. J., & Davison, I. (eds) Salt Tectonics, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 100, 1-10.

43. Davison, I. 1996. A summary of the International Meeting on Rift Sedimentation and tectonics in the Red Sea-Gulf of Aden Region, Sana’a, Yemen, 23-31 October. Terra Nova, vol. 8, 3-4.

44. Davison, I. 1997. Wide and narrow margins in the South Atlantic. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 154, 471-476.

45. Davison, I., 1997. Book review. Salt tectonics a global perspective. AAPG Memoir 65. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 14, 90.

46. Davison, I., Jenkins, G., Owen, L.A., & Tatnell, M.R., 1998. Uplift, denudation and sedimentation along the Red Sea rift margin, NW Yemen. Purser, B, and Bosence, D. (eds.), Sedimentation and Rift Tectonics-Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, Chapman and Hall, 595-612.

47. Bosence, D. AlAawah, M.H., Davison, I., Rosen, B., Vita Finzi, C., & Whittaker, L. 1998. Purser, B, & Bosence, D. (eds.), Salt domes and their control on basin margin sedimentation; a case study from the Tihama Plain, Yemen. Rift sedimentation and Tectonics-Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, Chapman and Hall, 448-464.

48. Davison, I. 1999. Tectonics and hydrocarbon distribution along the Brazilian South Atlantic margin. In: Cameron et al. (eds). Oil and Gas Habitats of the South Atlantic. Special Publication of Geological Society of London. 153, 133-151.

49. Velaj, T., Davison, I, Serjani, A., Alsop, I. & Banks, C.J. 1999.  The role of salt in the Outer Albanides thrust belt. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 83, 1408-1425.

50. Alsop, G. I., Brown, J.P., Davison, I., & Gibling, M.R., 2000. The geometry of drag zones adjacent to salt diapirs. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 157, 1019-1030.

51. Davison, I., Alsop, I., Birch, P., Elders, C, Evans, N., Nicholson, H., Rorison, P., Wade, D., Woodward, J., & Young, M., 2000a. Geometry and late stage structural evolution of Central Graben  salt diapirs, North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 17, 499-522.

52. Davison, I., Alsop, I., Evans, N., & Safaricz, M., 2000b. Overburden deformation patterns and mechanism of salt diapir penetration. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 17, 601-618.

53. Waltham, D. & Davison, I., 2001. Obstacles and sinks: effects on deepwater turbidite flow on continental margins. GCSSEPM Annual Research Conference December 2-5, 2001. Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, 511 -521.

54. Davison, I. 2004. Bathymetric controls on Paleocene gravity flows around salt domes in the Central Graben, North Sea. GCSSEPM 24th Annual Meeting, Bob Perkins Research Conference, December 5th-8th 2004, Houston Texas, CD Rom, p. 1031-1044.

55. Safaricz M., & Davison, I. 2005. Pressure Solution in Chalk. Bulletin American Association Petroleum Geologists, 89, 383-401.

56. Davison, I., Jeffcoate, A. & Qing, H., and., 2005. Geometry of Chevron folding and shortening estimates at Hartland Quay, North Cornwall, UK, and some regional implications for Culm Basin Development. Proceedings of the Ussher Society, 11, 42-50.

57. Davison, I., 2005. Geology of the NW African Atlantic margin. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 43, 254-274.

58. Davison, I., 2005. Tectonics of Brazilian Salt Basins. GCSSEPM Houston, Annual Bob Perkins Research Conference, Houston Texas, Dec. 4th-7th 2005, 468-480.

59. Nemcok, M., Stuart, C., Segall. M.P., Allen, R.B., Christensen, C., Hermeston, S., & Davison, I., 2005. Structural development of Southern Morocco; interaction of tectonics and deposition. GCSSEPM Houston, Annual Bob Perkins Research Conference, Houston Texas, Dec. 4th-7th 2005, 151-202.

60. Davison, I. 2007. Tectonics of the Brazilian Atlantic margin Salt Basins. In: Reis, A., Butler, R.W.H., and Graham, R.H. (ed.). Deformation of the Continental Crust: The Legacy of Mike Coward, Special Publication Geological Society London, 272, 345-359.

61. Davison, I., 2009 Faulting and Fluid Flow in Salt. Journal Geological Society of London. 166, 205-216.

62. Davison, I., Stasiuk, S., & Nutall, P., 2009. Sub -basalt plays in the Rockall and Faroes-Shetlands basins. 2009 SPE Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Exhibition held in Aberdeen, UK 8-11 September, SPE 123927.

63. Davison, I. & Dailly, P. 2010. Salt Tectonics in the Cap Boujdour Area, Aaiun Basin, Morocco. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 27, 435-441.


64. Davison I., Dinkelman, M.G., & Kool, W. 2010. Two Frontier basins come to Light. Geo Expro, v. 7 no. 5, 36- 43.

65. Davison, I., Stasiuk, S., Nuttall, P., & Keane, P., 2010. Sub-basalt hydrocarbon prospectivity in the Rockall, Faroes-Shetlands and Møre basins, NE Atlantic. In: Vining, B.A., and Pickering, S.C. (eds.), Petroleum Geology: from mature basins to new frontiers. VII Proceedings Petroleum Geology Conference, Geological Society London , no. 7, 1025-1032.

66. Davison, I., Anderson, L., Nuttall, P., 2012. Salt deposition, loading and gravity drainage in the Campos and Santos Salt Basins. In: Alsop,G. I., Archer, S. G.,Hartley, A. J.,Grant, N. T. & Hodgkinson, R. (eds) Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, no. 363, 159–173.

67. Davison I. and Underhill, J.R., 2012. Tectonics and Sedimentation in extensional rifts: Implications for petroleum systems. In: Gao, D. (ed.) Tectonics and Sedimentation: Implications for petroleum systems. AAPG Memoir 100, p.15-42.

68. Davison, I., Stasiuk, S., Keane, P., Nutall, P., 2012. Sub-basalt hydrocarbon prospectivity in the Fareos-Shetlands and Møre basins, Northeast Atlantic. Faroe Islands Exploration Conference, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference. Annales Socieatatis Scientarum Fӕronsis Supplementum 56, Published by Faroe University Press, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, p.7-14.

69. Davison, I., and Jones, I.F. 2013, Seismic imaging of Salt Diapirs: Problems and Pitfalls. Sociedade Brasileira de Geofisica, Rio de Janeiro 26-29 August, Extended Abstracts volume.

70. Davison, I., 2014. Rifting along the South Atlantic margins and some general principles for exploration in rifts on continental margins. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia News, April-May 2014, 52-53.

71. Davison, I., and Jones, I.F. 2013, Seismic imaging of Salt Diapirs: Interpretation, 2, SL1-SL20.

(This paper was presented at the SEG in Denver Colorado 2014 and ranked as one of the top 30 papers at the conference.)

72. Davison, I., Steel, I., Taylor, M. O Beirne, E., Faull, T., 2014. Exploration in the East African Rift System. GEO ExPro, October, p. 87-90.

73. Davison, I., O’Beirne, E., Faull, T., Steel, I., 2015. Vast potential: Mexico’s offshore Ronda Uno. GEO ExPro, April 2015, 68-71.

74. Davison, I. 2015. Review of Clastic Rifts Play along the Rift Borders of the Central South Atlantic margins. 34th Annual Research Conference, GCSSEPM Conference 2015 Houston, 14-16 December, p. 836-855, on USB.

75. Davison, I., Faull, T., Greenhalgh, J., O Beirne, E., Steel, I., 2016. Tranpsressional structures and hydrocarbon potential along the Romanche Fracture Zone. In: Nemčok M., Rybar, S., Sinha, S.T., Hermeston, S.A., and Ledvenyiova, L. Geological Society of London Special Publications, no. 43, Transform Margins, Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems.

76. Davison , I and Steel. I., 2016. Argentina –the final frontier Atlantic margin, GEO ExPro, 13, no.4, 56-58.

77. Davison, I., Barreto, P., Andrade, A.J.M., 2016. Loulé, the anatomy of a squeezed diapir, Algarve Basin, southern Portugal. Journal of the Geological Society, 174, 41-55. doi:10.1144/jgs2016-035

78. Davison, I., and Cunha, T.A., 2017. Allochthonous salt sheet growth: thermal implications for source rock maturation in the deepwater Burgos Basin and Perdido Fold Belt, Mexico. Interpretation, v. 5 no. 1, 1-11.

79. Davison I. and Steel, I., 2017. Geology and Hydrocarbon Potential of the East African continental Margin. Submitted to Petroleum Geoscience. Accepted subject to review.

80. Davison, I., Steel, I., and Kurobasa, A. 2017. Major Faults, Seismicity and the Oilfields in Myanmar: A Digital Map Study. AAPG Search and Discovery #90294

81. Davison, I., Kurobasa, A., and Steel, I. 2017. Hydrocarbon Potential of the Offshore Brasil Licence Round 2017, Magazine News Feature Article, PESGB, 42-44.