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Monterey tight oil unconventional play

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02 May 2018

Monterey tight oil unconventional play

Report summary

This analysis focuses solely on the Miocene-aged Monterey Shale in the San Joaquin Valley where the formation is considered the primary source rock for some of the most prolific oil fields in the US Lower 48. An estimated 13 billion barrels of crude oil have already been produced from conventional fields sourced by the Monterey including the Midway-Sunset, Kern River, and Elk Hills fields. The Monterey shale formation is highly heterogeneous. Due to the varying lithology and a high degree...

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
    • Geochemistry
    • Lithology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Liquids Market
    • Gas Market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
      • Environmental Issues
      • Regulation
    • Land access/permitting
      • BLM lease auctions to resume
      • Terrain
      • Acreage acquisition
    • Fiscal terms
    • Supply chain
      • Drilling
      • Completion
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
    • Type well annual production

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Monterey Shale map - the play is at the heart of an established conventional region
  • Monterey geological characteristics
  • Monterey reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Position of key companies
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Type well cash flow

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