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Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1306/M54555C2
EISBN: 9781629811086
...Abstract Abstract Chevron (as operator for its partners, Phillips, Union Pacific Resources, and Impkemix) discovered the Point Arguello oil field in 1981. The discovery well, the Chevron et al. Ρ 0316 #1, was drilled in federal waters 8.5 mi (13.7 km) south of Point Arguello, California...
Series: AAPG Special Publication
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1306/SP535C22
EISBN: 9781629811192
...Abstract Abstract The fracture system in the Miocene Monterey section at Point Arguello Field, was studied to find the relationship between fracture intensity and local tectonic structure. The analysis included five studies: seismic structural mapping, seismic amplitude, outcrop, core...
Series: SEPM Core Workshop Notes
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.2110/cor.90.14.0245
EISBN: 9781565762688
...Abstract Abstract The Point Arguello field is located in federal waters at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel, offshore California. The reservoir consists of highly fractured fine-grained siliceous rocks of the Miocene Monterey Formation. Nine wells were examined, using cores...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (11): 2045.
...William E. Mero ABSTRACT The Point Arguello field is a giant field with more than 300 million bbl of recoverable oil. The biogenic, fractured Monterey Formation forms the primary source and reservoir in this major offshore California discovery. The trap is a complex, anticlinal structure...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 August 1991
AAPG Bulletin (1991) 75 (8): 1300–1323.
... of intersecting fractures with core. I used this theoretical approach, in combination with a new, easily solved, and exact computational method, to determine the spacing of fractures in the Monterey Formation reservoir in four wells of the Point Arguello oil field, offshore California. The methods described...
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—Index map illustrating <span class="search-highlight">Point</span> <span class="search-highlight">Arguello</span> <span class="search-highlight">field</span> and location of discovery well...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 1 —Index map illustrating Point Arguello field and location of discovery well, Chevron et al P-0316–1.
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—Monterey isopach map over <span class="search-highlight">Point</span> <span class="search-highlight">Arguello</span> <span class="search-highlight">field</span>. Map illustrates influence ...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 7 —Monterey isopach map over Point Arguello field. Map illustrates influence of Amberjack high on Monterey deposition and also narrow north-northeast-trending depocenter that persisted throughout Miocene.
Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.32375/1998-MP46.24
EISBN: 9781732014879
... The Sword field is located in the western Santa Barbara Channel approximately ten miles (16 km) west of Point Conception and five miles (8 km) south of the Point Arguello field (Fig. 1). Conoco, Inc. and its partners acquired the Sword leases in 1979 in POCS Sale #48. The water depths range from...
Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.32375/1987-MP37B.12
EISBN: 9781733984423
... of the basin, yielded a small amount of 29 degree gravity oil, which could indicate that intermediate to relatively high-gravity Monterey oil may be trapped in some structures within the basin. Certainly, the possibility of another giant Monterey field discovery, on the order of the Point Arguello field...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1987
AAPG Bulletin (1987) 71 (10B): 145–156.
... drilling of the early 1980s. The Santa Maria offshore basin received its fourth platform, and the first development drilling began at Point Pedernales and Point Arguello fields. The Santa Maria offshore basin’s first production is planned for 1987, 6 years after its discovery. Platform Gail was also...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1983
AAPG Bulletin (1983) 67 (10): 1660–1668.
... drilling vessels were active in state and federal waters. Four new offshore discoveries were announced by Texaco, Atlantic Richfield, Oxy, and Union. Texaco’s “Hueso” discovery is a probable extension of the Chevron-Phillips Point Arguello field announced in October 1981. The field is believed...
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—Map illustrating locations of planned production platforms and proposed pi...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 12 —Map illustrating locations of planned production platforms and proposed pipelines in Point Arguello field.
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—Correlation between composite onshore Monterey section and generalized sec...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 8 —Correlation between composite onshore Monterey section and generalized section in Point Arguello field (P-0316 lease).
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (4): 537–545.
...Figure 1 —Index map illustrating Point Arguello field and location of discovery well, Chevron et al P-0316–1. ...
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—Location map illustrating relative positions of wells drilled to date in P...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 2 —Location map illustrating relative positions of wells drilled to date in Point Arguello field, with federal sale boundaries and lease blocks noted.
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—Generalized stratigraphic column of Tertiary section penetrated to date by...
Published: 01 April 1985
Figure 4 —Generalized stratigraphic column of Tertiary section penetrated to date by Chevron et al wells in Point Arguello field. Column illustrates Chevron’s stratigraphic interpretation of upper Miocene and Pliocene section. Successfully tested zones indicated by black dots.
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1988
AAPG Bulletin (1988) 72 (10B): 149–157.
...%. Exploration activity in offshore California continued to decline in 1987 with only 3 new wildcats drilled and no reported discoveries. Operators meanwhile concentrated their efforts on the development of the giant Point Arguello and Point Pedernales fields and continued their efforts to obtain necessary...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1984
AAPG Bulletin (1984) 68 (10): 1297–1303.
... the Sacramento Valley gas province. Offshore, exploratory emphasis was focused on the Santa Maria basin, where the industry is evaluating the Monterey Formation on leases obtained in OCS Sales 48 and 53. New-field announcements currently total 6. Point Arguello, Point Pedernales, and San Miguel fields were...
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—Strike of joints in core of wells in <span class="search-highlight">Point</span> <span class="search-highlight">Arguello</span> oil <span class="search-highlight">field</span>. Outer circl...
Published: 01 August 1991
Figure 16 —Strike of joints in core of wells in Point Arguello oil field. Outer circle is 25% of data count for Well A, 50% of data for wells D, F, and G. Maximum horizontal stress directions are interpreted from borehole breakouts measured in wells near the cored wells (from Mount, in press
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1982
AAPG Bulletin (1982) 66 (11): 1784–1805.
... announced a new oil field discovery, the Point Arguello, in October. There were 118 development wells drilled, of which 99 (83.9%) were successful. Development footage and number of wells were up, but the percentage of success declined from 90% in 1980. California’s oil production reached an all-time high...
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