Asset report

Monterey tight oil unconventional play

Loading current market price

Get this report

Loading current market price

Get this report as part of a subscription

Enquire about Subscriptions

Already have subscription? Sign In

Further information

Pay by Invoice or Credit Card FAQs

Contact us

Submit your details to receive further information about this report.

  • An error has occurred while getting captcha image

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...

What's included

This report contains

  • Document

    Monterey tight oil unconventional play

    PDF 488.52 KB

  • Document

    Monterey tight oil unconventional play

    ZIP 497.99 KB

  • Document

    Data Summary Monterey Shale.xls

    XLS 87.00 KB

Table of contents

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Monterey Shale map - the play is at the heart of an established conventional region
  • Position of key companies
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Economic analysis: Image 2
  • Economic analysis: Image 3


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Monterey geological characteristics
  • Monterey reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

Questions about this report?

  • Europe:
    +44 131 243 4699
  • Americas:
    +1 713 470 1900
  • Asia Pacific:
    +61 2 8224 8898