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Monterey tight oil unconventional play

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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...

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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
  • Type well cash flow


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

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