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Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California

Professional Paper 1713

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Abstract

In 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of the oil and gas resource potential of the San Joaquin Basin Province of California. The assessment is based on the geologic elements of each Total Petroleum System defined in the province, including hydrocarbon source rocks (source-rock type and maturation and hydrocarbon generation and migration), reservoir rocks (sequence stratigraphy and petrophysical properties), and hydrocarbon traps (trap formation and timing). Using this geologic framework, the USGS defined five total petroleum systems and ten assessment units within these systems. Undiscovered oil and gas resources were quantitatively estimated for the ten assessment units. In addition, the potential was estimated for further growth of reserves in existing oil fields of the San Joaquin Basin.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Petroleum Systems and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas in the San Joaquin Basin Province, California
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1713
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Western Energy Resources Team
Description:
Available online and on CD-ROM
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y