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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 39 (1955)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 138

Last Page: 138

Title: California's Submerged Lands, Past, Present, and Future: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Frank Hortig

Article Type: Meeting abstract


A general historical review is presented of coastal tide and submerged land development, including first tideland well in 1896 and first offshore drilling platform in 1932.

Past production, locations, and techniques have resulted in 248,000,000 barrels production and $85,000,000 lease royalty to the State through 1953. Current production and royalty, January through June, 1954, are described.

Present problems are summarized. The magnitude of future operations is estimated. Possible techniques for development are suggested.

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