LARGE ACCUMULATIONS OF OIL LIKELY BENEATH THRUST FAULTS IN EAST TEMBLOR RANGE AREA

Russell R. Simonson Geologist and Engineer Glendale, Calif. The southern part of the San Joaquin basin is one of the most prolific oil producing areas of the U.S. It accounts for 75% of California's annual production or 248 million bbl/year of oil. A large portion of this production is from "giant" fields (over 100 million bbl) or "supergiant" trends that will ultimately each produce 1 billion bbl or more of oil.

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