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Structural Influence on the Accumulation of Petroleum in California

By
E. H. McCollough
E. H. McCollough
Los Angeles, California
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Published:
January 01, 1934

Abstract

The petroliferous basins in California are intermontane valleys whose formation antedates the sediments causing the occurrence of oil. For this reason the sections vary greatly in basins only a few miles apart. In order of importance the types of traps are: (1) closed anticlines; (2) homoclines on which the producing sand has been overlapped by younger formations; (3) homoclines truncated by a fault or faults; (4) brea traps; (5) plunging anticlines; and (6) lenses. California fields are characterized by their small areal extent, remarkably thick and rich source rocks, and thick sand reservoirs.

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AAPG Special Publication

Problems of Petroleum Geology

W. E. Wrather
W. E. Wrather
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F. H. Lahee
F. H. Lahee
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812564
Publication date:
January 01, 1934

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