Southern San Joaquin basin has underexplored 'complex westside'

For about 30 years the author has studied the geology of the San Joaquin basin, concentrating largely on the highly-productive west side.Industry refers to this area as the "complex westside" (CW), an informal and not particularly complimentary designation. The author intends to present an optimistic overview of this mature sub-province by delineating overlooked opportunities that have been the subject of speculation among geologists studying this area but have seldom been put into print.The author's early background of surface mapping and subsurface studies in this area was with Shell Oil Co. Later he conducted field mapping and subsurface studies as an independent and consultant.He ...

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