Learn how one of the California's largest oil resources was created and found, it's still active, and located in our backyard adding daily to southern california's economic well being.
LA Basin Oil Producing Strata
3D Strata - Yel.(+) - Purp. (-) Oil Production
Tectonics and Sedimentation of the Ranger Sandstone, Wilmington field, Los Angeles Basin, California
Michael S. Clark (Click for More)
Offshore Long Beach
The Wilmington Oil Field and associated Los Angeles Basin geological construct accounts for the 3rd largest oil reserve in the United States. How and in what manner this rich geological formation was created and functions is of vast economic importance to the State of California economy and our Southern California community. From its initial discovery in 1932 (see initial original report from State of California) this subsurface find has produced nearly some 3 billion barrels of oil with a reserve estimated at over 910 Million Barrels of Oil remaining.The formation was caused by initial subsidence then a series of sedimentation sequences and subsequent uplifts and deformations that created the foundation of this highly productive energy resource.Dr. Mike Clarke will discuss in detail how and what manner these series of geological events took place, their interactions and occurrences that gave the Wilmington Field its ability to hold and store these massive oil reserves. Many of these geological beds and rock sequences associated with the buildup of the Los Angeles Basin extend northward and represent strata and rock sequences found within the Ventura- Santa Barbara subsurface lithology.Come and hear about the foundation of California’s major oil producing region, it’s creation and relationship to our local geology.
Mike Clark has an extensive and honorable history as an acting and consulting geologist. To look at this extensive resume please link up to his Curriculum Vitae.at http://www.mikesclark.com/
Los Angeles Basin Circa 1939 (click for more)
Take a look at an original report that described the Los Angeles Basin and the Ventura - Santa Barbara oil reservers thier potential and compare those early findings to those presented at our meeting.
Wilmington Oil Field - Los Angeles
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