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Open-File Report 2010-1129

Digital Tabulation of Stratigraphic Data from Oil and Gas Wells in the Santa Maria Basin and Surrounding Areas, Central California Coast

By Donald S. Sweetkind, Marilyn E. Tennyson, Victoria E. Langenheim, and Lauren E. Shumaker

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Stratigraphic information from 694 oil and gas exploration wells from the onshore Santa Maria basin and surrounding areas are herein compiled in digital form from reports that were released originally in paper form. The Santa Maria basin is located within the southwesternmost part of the Coast Ranges and north of the western Transverse Ranges on the central California coast. Knowledge of the location and elevation of stratigraphic tops of formations throughout the basin is a first step toward understanding depositional trends and the structural evolution of the basin through time.

First posted July 16, 2010

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USGS Central Mineral and
Environmental Resources Science Center
Box 25046, MS-973
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225

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Suggested citation:

Sweetkind, D.S., Tennyson, M.E., Langenheim, V.E., and Shumaker, L.E., 2010, Digital tabulation of stratigraphic data from oil and gas wells in the Santa Maria Basin and surrounding areas, central California coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1129, 11 p.




Geologic Setting

Data Compilation Methodology

Explanation of Column Headings and Abbreviations in Data Tables


References Cited

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