Using a probabilistic geology-based methodology, a team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists recently assessed the remaining recoverable oil in 10 oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin in southern California. The results of the assessment suggest that between 1.4 and 5.6 billion barrels of additional oil could be recovered from those fields with existing technology.
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Remaining recoverable petroleum in giant oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin, southern California
Version 1.0: Originally posted October 2012; Version 1.1: February 2013
U.S. Geological Survey
Energy Resources Program
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