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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1928
AAPG Bulletin (1928) 12 (6): 651–658.
... Heights 160 wells were drilled in an area of only 83 acres, this being a good example of excessive drilling due to town-lot competition among property owners. The remainder of the Seal Beach field, southeast of Alamitos Heights, has been conservatively developed. A deeper producing horizon lying below...
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Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1987-GB58.3
EISBN: 9781970168518
... are not hydrocarbon bearing at Recreation Park. The first oil saturation appears in the Selover and Wasem, but are in small accumulations and are not producing at this date. Economic production is found from these intervals in the southeast in the Alamitos Height area of the Seal Beach field. These zonal areas...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 August 1927
AAPG Bulletin (1927) 11 (8): 870–873.
... has yet been drilled deep enough to test the possibility of this zone, or of any additional oil zones below. Production in the Seal Beach field is obtained from both the Bixby and Selover zones, but the production in the Alamitos area is confined to the Selover. High showings above the Selover...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1928
AAPG Bulletin (1928) 12 (6): 625–650.
... in the vicinity of the townsite was raised. Figure 9 of the Seal Beach area shows the outer limits of this uplift and the test wells drilled before the field was discovered. At that time one group of geologists held that the topographic feature at Alamitos Heights and the Hellman Hill at Seal Beach...
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Journal Article
Published: 05 April 2023
Seismological Research Letters (2023) 94 (4): 1948–1956.
...; LAF, Los Alamitos fault; NIF, Newport‐Inglewood fault. The study area, comprising parts of Long Beach and Seal Beach, is crossed by the southern portion of the NIF, which appears on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) fault map to be a strike‐slip fault with a single main strand. Detailed...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1948
AAPG Bulletin (1948) 32 (1): 109–125.
.... , and Hardy , Norman , “ Notes on Geology and Status of Development of Seal Beach and Alamitos Areas, California ” Bull. Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. , Vol. 11 ( 1927 ), pp. 870 – 73 . 92. Hight , Wm. , “ Graphic History, Development and Production of California Oil Fields, No. 7—Alamitos...
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Journal Article
Published: 12 April 2024
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2024)
... drilled across the Long Beach oil field, we gathered over 4200 individual picks of horizon tops and direct fault penetrations. These provide dense coverage across both restraining bend structures. Some of the further 900+ observations from the additional 132 wells assessed in the Seal Beach fault segment...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 1987
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1987) 77 (2): 539–561.
... along the NIF zone provide information about the basement rocks. To the south of Seal Beach oil field, the Catalina Schist abuts with the crystalline basement of the Peninsular Ranges (Yeats, 1973). To the north of Seal Beach oil field, a wedge shape sliver of basement rocks containing actinolite...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1973
AAPG Bulletin (1973) 57 (1): 117–135.
...-Inglewood oil-producing trend. All these anticlines are sites of oil fields: from northwest to southeast, these are the Cheviot Hills, Inglewood, Potrero, Howard Townsite, Rosecrans, Dominguez, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, and West Newport oil fields. From their production curves...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1975
AAPG Bulletin (1975) 59 (9): 1626–1638.
... previous description). 2. Long Beach earthquake of March 10, 1933 —According to Barrows (1973 , p. 66), Cracks appeared in alluvium at various places within the shaken region, notably in the Alamitos Bay–Seal Beach area and in the unconsolidated sands of the Los Angeles River flood plain...
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Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1987-GB58.10
EISBN: 9781970168518
... and Chevron’s Beta oil field platforms, Errica and Ellen, and Union’s Eva and Shell’s Emmy platforms. View - to the southeast is the California Coast. Newport is in the far distance. On the left side of Marine Stadium is the Newport-Inglewood fault zone and the Seal Beach oil field. Walk over the top...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 December 1936
AAPG Bulletin (1936) 20 (12): 1658–1681.
... of the structure are illustrated in the map and structure-section of the Seal Beach-Alamitos oil field ( Figs. 46 and 47 ), which constitutes a small segment near the middle of the belt. As the map shows, it consists of a faulted, twinned dome produced, or at least finally shaped, by folding and faulting in late...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1946
AAPG Bulletin (1946) 30 (6): 829–850.
.... The Standard Oil Company of California opened production in February from the San Gabriel zone (Repetto) in Seal Beach by completion of its San Gabriel-Alamitos 2. This new production lies north of the main fault. The area proved for production in this pool probably will be small. The only well completed...
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Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1987-GB58.2
EISBN: 9781970168518
... is part of the Newport-Inglewood trend of oil fields and is associated with the Seal Beach, Dominguez and Inglewood Fields. Approximately four miles long and one mile wide, the Field is located about two miles northeast of downtown Long Beach and south of the Long Beach Airport. The Long Beach Field...
Journal Article
Published: 01 June 1973
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1973) 63 (3): 859–875.
..., primarily anticlinal in nature, extends for about 70 km in a northwest-southeast direction from Beverly Hills to Newport Beach (Figure 1). This trend, known as the Newport-Inglewood uplift, is associated with 14 major oil fields and includes a number of well-known, active en-echelon faults collectively...
Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.32375/1996-GB73.20
EISBN: 9781732014848
... people out, thus providing a nice safe place for animals. Mile 46.5 is Seal Beach. Just off the coast are the two platforms of Belmont Offshore oil field which was discovered in 1947 and has produced about 60 million barrels of oil and 35,260,000 Mcf of gas ( Frame, 1960 ; Olson, 1978 ; DOGGR, 1995...
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Series: Guidebook
Publisher: The Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1988-CGSGB-PET.7
EISBN: 979-8-9901639-3-5
... oil by drilling to 5000 feet beneath the hilltop, they would move over and drill in the valley. Thus, in September the Inglewood field was discovered at a depth of 2134 feet. To the south at Seal Beach, the use of topography as a guide to anticlinal structures was tested even more severely. During...
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Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1987-GB58.7
EISBN: 9781970168518
... of unbroken Pleistocene sediments, therefore, they considered the fault active and recommended an appropriate set back of 50 feet for building. Reservoir Hill Studies Reservoir Hill has long been the site of ground working activity in the Long Beach area. Oil field activities began in the 1920’s...
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Journal Article
Published: 26 March 2019
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2019) 109 (3): 855–874.
.... Paleoseismic data from Rockwell and Murbach (1996) , Grant et al. (1997 , 2002) , Leon et al. (2009) , and Leeper et al. (2017) . CPT‐LA, Compton–Los Alamitos; SB, Seal Beach; SJ, San Joaquin; LJ, La Jolla; OT, Old Town; Years B.P., years before present.The color version of this figure is available...
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Series: Guidebook
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.32375/1996-GB73.11
EISBN: 9781732014848
... Formation’s high present oil generation rates is that a number of large fields exist in spite of appearing poorly sealed. Placerita field (Stop #1) is probably a good example. Tar plugging of pore spaces is another unusual factor contributing to sealing in some of these fields. Comments on Basin Modeling...
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