Oil and Gas Technical Reports

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Oil and Gas Technical Reports

Publication Number Title / Description
No Number (previously
TR10-12)
California Oil and Gas Fields
Contour maps, cross sections, and data sheets for California oil and gas fields
Volume 1-Central California(1998, 499 pg)
Volume 2-Southern, Central Coastal, Offshore California (1992, 645 pg)
Volume 3-Northern California (1982, 300 pg)
TP01

Belmont Offshore Oil Field
Technical papers on the subsurface structure of the northwestern Los Angeles Basin and the environmental enhancement programs in San Joaquin Valley oil fields (1975).
TR18

Mahala Oil Field and Vicinity
Portions of San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside counties. Field history, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion methods, and production are recounted for the four areas of Mahala oil field (1977).
TR19

Tule Elk Oil Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, reservoir engineering practices, and reserves are reported (1977).
TR20

Late Cretaceous Biostratigraphy of the Southeastern Los Angeles Basin
Structure, stratigraphy, paleoenvironments, and foraminiferal microfauna are described (1978).
TR21

Gaviota Offshore Gas Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and production and reserves are reported (1978).
TR22

Polymer Flooding in Wilmington Oil Field, Ranger Zone, Fault Block V
A polymer project (1969-l972) is described. Performance data and final results are included (1978).
and
Shallow Aquifers and Surface Casing Requirements for Wilmington and Belmont Offshore Oil Fields
Investigates shallow aquifers inside the study area and addresses surface casing requirements for oil and gas wells (1978).
TR23

Yowlumne Oil Field
Field history, geology, and development are reported (1978).
TR24

Conway Ranch Gas and Davis Southeast Gas Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are reported for both Northern California gas fields (1980).
TR25

Unconventional Petroleum Resources in California
The distribution, physical characteristics, and potential of some of the more significant unconventional petroleum deposits in California are described. Among these are diatomaceous rocks, ultra-heavy oil, and tar sands (1980).
TR28

Heavy Oil in California
California heavy oil occurrences, production, pumping, treating, shipping, refining, and future recovery are discussed (1981).
TR29

Cal Canal Gas and Rio Viejo Oil Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are reported for both fields (1983).
TR30

La Honda Oil and Zamora Gas Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are reported for both fields (1984).
TR32

Lost Hills Oil Field and South Salt Lake Oil Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are reported for both fields (1984).
TR35

Westhaven Oil Field
History, geology, productive strata, production, drilling and completion methods, water disposal, and a compaction study are discussed (1986).
TR39

Seal Beach Oil Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, reservoir engineering practices, and reserves are reported (1990).
TR42

Oat Mountain Oil and Union Station Oil Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, reservoir engineering practices, and reserves are included (1993).
TR43

A History of Oil- and Gas-Well Blowouts in California, 1950-1990
Why oil and gas wells blow out, California blowouts, and details of oil- and gas-well blowouts in the state (1993).
TR44

Penetration Chart
Penetration chart for gas fields in the Sacramento Valley (1992).
TR45

Bounde Creek Gas and Princeton Gas Fields
Field histories, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, reservoir engineering practices, and reserves are included (1993).
TR46

South Oakley Gas and East Brentwood Gas Fields
Field histories, stratigraphy, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are included (1995).
TR47

The Lower Stevens Zone, Paloma Oil Field
Lower Stevens zone history, geology, reservoir characteristics, production statistics, and drilling and completion methods are included (1994).
TR48

Los Angeles Downtown Oil Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, production history, drilling and completion practices, and reservoir engineering are included (1994).
TR50

Afton Gas Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, drilling and completion practices, and reserves are reported for this Sacramento Valley gas field (2001).
TR51

Chaffee Canyon Oil Field
Field history, geology, producing zones, and drilling and completion practices are reported (2002).
Open-file Report No. 5

Tar Creek Study, Sargent Oil Field, Santa Clara County, California.
Includes a geological and well reconnaissance of Tar Creek plus a report on early oil development and oil-sample geochemistry. 
USGS Open-file Report 2013-1084

USGS Published Report on Stratigraphic Data from Oil and Gas Wells in Cuyama Valley and Surrounding Areas
Open-file Report No. 1

Resin Use in the Petroleum Industry of California
Open-file Report No. 2

Benzene in Water Produced from Oil Fields Containing Fresh Water
TR36

The Effects of Oilfield Operations on Underground Sources of Drinking Water in Kern County
State of California well-construction requirements, oilfield water, fresh or usable groundwater, recognizing contamination, groundwater sampling and testing, and data analysis are discussed (1989).
TR26

Onshore Oil and Gas Seeps in California
Short history of California onshore oil and gas seeps and a 76-page table of seep locations and descriptions (1980, 97 pages).
Open-file maps with seep locations may be viewed in the district offices. 
 
TR08
Map
California Offshore Oil and Gas Seeps, Vol. 57, No. 1
Study of oil and gas seeps off the coast of southern California, from Point Conception in Santa Barbara County to Huntington Beach, Orange County (1972).
NORM

A Study of NORM Associated with Oil and Gas Production Operations in California
NORM is the acronym for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials. The publication includes NORM study results, NORM sample analyses and survey results for Districts 1-6, and appendices with technical definitions. The Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch, and the Department of Conservation conducted the study.
M09

Principles of Stratigraphic Nomenclature
Description of division stratigraphic nomenclature practices, based on the rules and policies of the Geologic Names Committee of the U.S. Geological Survey (1982).

 

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