Lower California is an unknown and untested oil province; no deep wells have been drilled in search of oil and the oil potentiality is not predictable from available information.
Despite limited quantitative information, the geological evidence is definitely favorable in three distinctive areas: (1) the Sebastian Vizcaíno embayment, (2) the Eugenia Abreojos Province, and (3) the Iray Purísima region.
No oil seepages have been found in the area that extends southward from 28° to 24° North Latitude. However, the thickness and type of sediments encountered and the structure are attractive for oil possibilities.
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Possible Future Petroleum Provinces of North America
Building upon a 1941 symposium and publication titled Possible Future Oil Provinces of the United States and Canada, this volume contains descriptions of nearly twice as many possible provinces, and discusses additional possibilities in some of the provinces considered in the 1941 publication. The inclusion and exclusion of provinces in this publication were done with the purpose of discussing possible, rather than probably or proved, provinces. The provinces of Alaska, western Canada, Pacific Coast states and Nevada, Rocky Mountain Region, Mid-Continent region, west Texas and eastern New Mexico, Fort Worth Basin, south Texas, Mexico, western Gulf Coast, continental shelf of Gulf of Mexico, southeastern United States, northeastern United States, Appalachian region, eastern Canada, and the eastern Interior Basin are presented here.