Basin analysis is an integrated approach to the study of sedimentary basins, involving geophysical, geochemical and tectonic investigation techniques. This book introduces the principal techniques, apart from those relating to sedimentology, used to investigate the evolution of sedimentary basins. It is intended for use by advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional petroleum explorationists in the early stages of their careers. The text deals with a range of techniques that are applied to the study of sedimentary basins. Based on an Open University teaching text, the book is illustrated and adopts a "student-active" teaching style, and contains a number of self-assessment questions and worked examples.