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Natural Oil & Gas Seeps in California

People Who Contributed to this Project

Photo of Les.Leslie B. Magoon
Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, California

Photo of Susan.Susan F. Hodgson
Writer and Historian
California Dep't of Conservation
Sacramento, California

Photo of Tom.Thomas D. Lorenson
Organic Geochemist
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, California

Photo of Rick.Richard G. Stanley
Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, California

Photo of Paul.Paul G. Lillis
Petroleum Geochemist
U.S. Geological Survey
Lakewood, Colorado

Photo of Lee.Lee Davisson
Organic Geochemist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
Livermore, California

Photo of Bob.Robert J. McLaughlin
Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, California

Photo of Mike.Michael B. Underwood
Geology Professor
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

At Work in the Field

Photo of Les.Les Magoon samples some Cretaceous limestone that may be the source of oil found in the New Almaden Mine area, near San Jose, California.

Photo of Tom.Tom Lorenson collects a gas sample from the Vichy Spring seep in northern California.

Photo of Paul.Paul Lillis captures some oil from a well in the Petrolia Field, the first oil field discovered in California.

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California Oil and Gas Seeps HomeThe “Natural Oil and Gas Seeps in California” project is a collaborative between the USGS and the California Department of Conservation

See also:

Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

USGS Coastal & Marine Geology Program

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