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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 49 (1965)

Issue: 10. (October)

First Page: 1761

Last Page: 1761

Title: Offshore Exploration and Developments--Southern Santa Barbara County: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Robert F. Herron

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The offshore area of southern Santa Barbara County, California, shows every indication of becoming a major oil and gas producing province. This rapidly developing province extends westerly from Rincon Point to Point Conception, a distance of 56.6 statute mi. The total area, within the State 3-mi. limit, currently undergoing exploration and development amounts to 195 sq. mi. A brief discussion of the regional geology and the mode of hydrocarbon accumulation are presented. Approximate statistical estimates are: 223 wells have been drilled to date as exploratory tests of as development wells into objective sandstones; 139 of these were completed as oil producers and 16 were completed as gas-condensate producers; 18.5 million barrels of oil and 70 billion cubic feet of gas ha e been produced. Speculation on future exploration activities is discussed.

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