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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 32 (1948)

Issue: 12. (December)

First Page: 2320

Last Page: 2320

Title: Oceanic Sand: ABSTRACT

Author(s): J. H. McMasters

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Oceanic sand was named from its discovery as an oil producing zone in the Independent Exploration Company's well Oceanic No. 1, Sec. 22, T. 29 S., R. 21 E., Cymric field, in 1945. Its stratigraphic position is in the Refugian stage of the Oligocene series, and it is correlated in general with the "Y" zone of North Belridge field and the Wagonwheel sand outcropping north and southwest of Wagonwheel Mountain in the Devils Den region. The limits of its areal distribution are rather loosely controlled except on the west, but in general they define a narrow band extending from Devils Den at least as far south as McKittrick.

The economic importance of the Oceanic sand has been established in the Belgian anticline, Cymric, Bacon Hills, and North Belridge fields, and continued exploration should develop other pools.

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