Since 1940 the Oligocene-Miocene Temblor Formation in the central portion of the San Joaquin Valley has yielded more that one billion barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas from the general study area. With renewed interest in the Temblor sands as a petroleum producer this study provides a base of information with direct exploration and exploitation applications. The principle topics of investigation are as follows:
Regional rock control is provided by 2,289 feet of conventional whole core from seven (7) wells, 3,181 feet of core chips from seven other wells, and 35,011 feet of cuttings from fifteen (15) wells. The study contains individual well summary reports that allow operators to utilize analytical data for individual wells, and a final report that integrates numerous geological variables to provide the regional perspective needed to successfully explore for and exploit Temblor reservoirs.