Claude E. Leach, 1948. "Geology of Aliso Canyon Field, Los Angeles County, California", Structure of Typical American Oil Fields: A Symposium of the Relation of Oil Accumulation to Structure, J. V. Howell
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The Aliso Canyon field is located in the eastern part of the Santa Susana Mountains, approximately 30 miles northwest from the center of Los Angeles, California. The productive beds are in the block beneath the folded Santa Susana thrust fault.
The complicated set of structural and stratigraphic conditions pertinent to the accumulation of oil is discussed. The Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene series each contains a productive zone. Each series is separated from the other by an erosional unconformity with the result that the structure and productive limits of each oil zone are different.
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Structure of Typical American Oil Fields: A Symposium of the Relation of Oil Accumulation to Structure
Modern petroleum geology in the United States had its beginning in the first decade of the 20th Century when the U.S. Geological Survey began mapping the structure of the rocks in and near old fields in order to discover the various types of structural conditions under which oil and gas are trapped. Structural geology has evolved as a branch of the broader science far more rapidly than have methods of mapping the attitude of rocks at the surface. This volume, published in the late 1920s, was designed to afford authoritative and modern descriptions of the structure of typical oil fields in the United States. Each of the 39 fields contained here is described by an author who is intimately familiar with the available data. The relationship of structure at the surface and at depth for different terranes is clearly set forth wherever the strata are not parallel. The volume concludes with a summary paper on the role of geologic structure in the accumulation of petroleum. Fields include: Florence, Colorado; Stephens, Arkansas; Kevin-Sunburst, Montana; Bradford Pennsylvania; and Salt Creek, Wyoming.