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US West Coast upstream summary

US West Coast upstream summary

Report summary

The West Coast region encompasses five major basins in California, the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Los Angeles basins.While California is a mature region with many fields in steady decline, it remains the fourth largest oil producing state in the nation. Development and production are concentrated in southern California, where operators produce mostly heavy crude with the aid of steam and waterfloods. Most production comes from giant oil fields in southern Kern ...

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This report includes 3 file(s)

  • Region Overview PDF - 3.21 MB 22 Pages, 11 Tables, 8 Figures
  • us l48 west coast overview a.pdf PDF - 2.70 MB
  • Region Overview XLS - 386.50 KB


Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • Key issues
  • Region map
  • Geology
  • Exploration and development
    • Acreage
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves - companies analysed
  • Production
    • Total region production
    • Production - companies analysed
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas Infrastructure
    • Liquids Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
    • Operating costs
  • Policy and regulation
    • Federal regulatory bodies
    • State regulatory bodies
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Leasing
      • Royalty
      • Taxes
      • Sample Cash Flow

In this report there are 19 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Region map
    • Region Map
  • Geology
  • Exploration and development
    • Exploration and development: Table 1
    • Net Acreage by Basin
    • Drilling
  • Reserves and resources
    • Region reserves
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Basin (at 01/01/2014)
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type (at 01/01/2014)
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type - Top 10 Companies (at 01/01/2014)
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production by Basin (2009-2028)
    • Production by Resource Type (2009-2028)
    • Production: Table 2
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Remaining Capital Costs by Basin
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
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