+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Highlights of the U. S. Geological Survey's Santa Maria Province Project

Highlights of the U. S. Geological Survey's Santa Maria Province Project

Annual Meeting Abstracts - American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists 5: 74

The Santa Maria Province Project is a multi-year study of several sedimentary basins in central coastal California by the U. S. Geological Survey and collaborating scientists in other government agencies, academia, the petroleum industry, and consulting firms. The project centered on the Santa Maria, Santa Barbara-Ventura, and Huasna-Pismo basins. Publication of project results in more than 30 chapters for USGS Bulletin 1995 is nearing completion. Major accomplishments include a province-wide study of conductive heat flow; state-of-the-art chronostratigraphic and biostratigraphic compilations for many outcrop and subsurface sections; detailed studies of the distribution, stratigraphy, and sedimentology of sedimentary and volcanic formations of Tertiary age and basement rocks of Jurassic and Cretaceous age; several major papers on tectonics, origin, and paleogeography of parts of the Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary sequence; a new depositional model for the Miocene Monterey Formation, which is the major petroleum source-rock and an important reservoir rock in this region; and topical studies of spectral gamma-ray signature, fracturing, diagenesis, and phosphate occurrence and origin in the Monterey Formation. Additional products include new geologic quadrangle maps, digital compiled geologic maps, gravity and magnetic maps, a compiled map of the thermal maturity of surface rocks, and a CD-ROM of seismic data. New offshore seismic data was collected for construction of stratigraphic correlation sections, and selected seismic data for the Hosgri fault zone is presented and interpreted.

Accession: 019136903

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

The Santa Maria Province Project, California. U S, 1992

Santa Maria Province Project, California. AAPG Bulletin 74(5): 682, 1990

Sandstone petrology of the Mata and Santa Maria formations (Passo das Tropas Member); Santa Maria region, Rio Grande do Sul. Acta Geologica Leopoldensia 36: 167-168, 1992

Lithology of the Monterey Formation in the western Santa Maria Valley Field, Santa Maria Basin, California. SEPM Core Workshop 14: 202-243, 1990

Butterflies visiting flowers in the Botanical Garden of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Biotemas: 4, 91-98, 2008

Structure and tectonics of the central offshore Santa Maria and Santa Lucia basins, California; results from the PG&E/ EDGE seismic reflection survey. U S, 1999

An inventory of arboreal spiders from three regions of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil Inventario das aranhas arboricolas de tres regioes de Santa Maria, RS, Bresil. Ciencia e Natura. Dez; 20: 187-214, 1998

The Santa Maria Formation in the area of its type section; Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Boletin de Geologia Publicacion Especial 7, Tomo 3): 1613-1615, 1977

Fossil sites of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil Sitios fossiliferos de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. Ciencia e Natura. Dezembro; 262: 75-90, 2004

Spatial distribution of tree species in a seasonal forest at Santa Maria, Southern Brazil FT DISTRIBUICAO ESPACIAL DE ESPECIES ARBOREAS EM UMA FLORESTA ESTACIONAL EM SANTA MARIA, SUL DO BRASIL. 2007

Santa Maria project, California. 1953

Santa Maria Basin province (077). U S, 1993

Avaliacao do processo de enriquecimento de farinha de trigo com acido folico em farinhas comercializadas na cidade de santa maria - rsevaluation of the enrichment wheat fl our process with folic acid in fl our sold in santa maria – rs. 2013

Santa Maria Project, Central California coast. U S, 1988

Case studies, Santa Maria Province, California. AAPG Bulletin: , Pages 610-611. 1990., 1990