Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Monterey Formation, San Joaquin Basin Province, California, 2015

Fact Sheet 2015-3058
Prepared in collaboration with National and Global Petroleum Assessment
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed mean volumes of 21 million barrels of oil (MMBO), 27 billion cubic feet of gas, and 1 million barrels of natural gas liquids in two assessment units (AUs) that may contain continuous oil resources. Mean volumes of oil for the individual assessment units are 14 MMBO in the Monterey Buttonwillow AU and 7 MMBO in the Monterey Maricopa AU.

Suggested Citation

Tennyson, M.E., Charpentier, R.R., Klett, T.R., Brownfield, M.E., Pitman, J.K., Gaswirth, S.B., Hawkins, S.J., Lillis, P.G., Marra, K.R., Mercier, T.J., Leathers, H.M., Schenk, C.J., and Whidden, K.J., 2015, Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Monterey Formation, San Joaquin Basin Province, California, 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3058, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153058.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Geologic Summary
  • Resource Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of undiscovered continuous oil and gas resources in the Monterey Formation, San Joaquin Basin Province, California, 2015
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3058
DOI 10.3133/fs20153058
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Monterey Formation, San Joaquin Basin Province
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N