Remaining recoverable petroleum in giant oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin, southern California

Fact Sheet 2012-3120
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Abstract

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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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Remaining recoverable petroleum in giant oil fields of the Los Angeles Basin, southern California
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3120
DOI 10.3133/fs20123120
Edition Version 1.0: Originally posted October 2012; Version 1.1: February 2013
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Energy Resources Program
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Brea-olinda;Dominguez Hills;Huntington Beach;Inglewood;Long Beach;Richfield;Santa Fe Springs;Seal Beach;Torrance;Wilmington-belmont