ShaleTech: Unlocking the secrets of the U.S.’ largest onshore oil reserves: Monterey/Santos ///

In his introduction to United States Geological Society (USGS) Bulletin 268, Stanford University Professor J. C. Banner noted a peculiarity in the samples of Miocene-age forams that he extracted at a ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif. “It is of interest to note that nearly all of the Monterey shale in this neighborhood contains a notable amount of hydrocarbon, enough, at least, to cause it to burn with a flame when placed in a hot fire. I have had the hydrocarbons determined in two typical samples of the shale.”

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