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Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, and groundwater program, 2014-15

McMahon, P. B., Kulongoski, J. T., Wright, M. T., Land, M. T., Landon, M. K., Cozzarelli, I. M., Vengosh, A. and Aiken, G. R.

U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1100

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Tracing enhanced oil recovery signatures in casing gases from the Lost Hills oil field using noble gases

Barry, P. H., Kulongoski, J. T., Tyne, R. L., Gillespie, J. M., Stephens, M. J., Hillegonds, D. J. and Ballentine, C. J.

Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 496, p. 57-67

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Prioritization of oil and gas fields for regional groundwater monitoring based on a preliminary assessment of petroleum resource development and proximity to Californias groundwater resources

Davis, T. A., Landon, M. K. and Bennett, G. L. V.

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5065

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Origin of methane and sources of high concentrations in Los Angeles groundwater

Kulongoski, J.T., McMahon, P.B., Land, M.T., Wright, M.T., Johnson, T.A., and Landon, M.K.

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 123, no. 3, p. 818-831

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Regional patterns in the geochemistry of oil-field water, southern San Joaquin Valley, California, USA

McMahon, P. B., Kulongoski, J. T., Vengosh, A., Cozzarelli, I. M., Landon, M. K., Kharaka, Y. K., Gillespie, J. M. and Davis, T. A.

Applied Geochemistry, vol. 98, p. 127-140

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Preliminary groundwater salinity mapping near selected oil fields using historical water-sample data, central and southern California

Metzger, L. F. and Landon, M. K.

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5082

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Land subsidence along the California Aqueduct in west-central San Joaquin Valley, California, 2003–10

Sneed, M., Brandt, J.T., and Solt, M.

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5144

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Groundwater salinity mapping using geophysical log analysis within the Fruitvale and Rosedale Ranch oil fields, Kern County, California, USA

Stephens, M. J., Shimabukuro, D. H., Gillespie, J. M. and Chang, W.


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Groundwater salinity and the effects of produced water disposal in the Lost Hills–Belridge oil fields, Kern County, California

Gillespie, J.M., Davis, T.A., Stephens, M.J., Ball, L.B., and Landon, M.K.

Environmental Geosciences, v. 26, p. 73-96

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Occurrence and sources of radium in groundwater associated with oil fields in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, California

McMahon, P.B., Vengosh, A., Davis, T.A., Landon, M.K., Tyne, R.L., Wright, M.T., Kulongoski, J.T., Hunt, A.G., Barry, P.H., Kondash, A.J., Wang, Z., and Ballentine, C.J.

Environmental Science and Technology, v. 53, no. 16, p. 9398-9406

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A novel method for the extraction, purification and characterization of noble gases in produced fluids

Tyne, R.L., Barry, P.H., Hillegonds, D.J., Hunt, A.G., Kulongoski, J.T., Stephens, M.J., Byrne, D.J., and Ballentine, C.J.

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 11, p. 5588-5597

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Groundwater quality of a public supply aquifer in proximity to oil development, Fruitvale oil field, Bakersfield, California

Wright, Michael T., McMahon, Peter B., Landon, Matthew K., and Kulongoski, Justin T.

Applied Geochemistry, v. 106, p. 82-95

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Probabilistic Categorical Groundwater Salinity Mapping From Airborne Electromagnetic Data Adjacent to California's Lost Hills and Belridge Oil Fields

Ball, L.B., Davis, T.A., Minsley, B.J., Gillespie, J.M., and Landon, M.K.

Water Resources Research, v. 56, issue 6

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Multiple-well monitoring site adjacent to the North and South Belridge Oil Fields, Kern County, California

Everett, R.R., Brown, A.A., Gillespie, J.M., Kjos, A., and Fenton, N.C.

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020-1116, 10 p.

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Multiple-Well Monitoring Site Adjacent to the Lost Hills Oil Field, Kern County, California

Everett, R.R., Kjos, A., Brown, A.A., Gillespie, J.M., and McMahon, P.B.

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1114, 8 p.

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Noble gas signatures constrain oil-field water as the carrier phase of hydrocarbons occurring in shallow aquifers in the San Joaquin Basin, USA

Karolyte, R., Barry, P.H., Hunt, A.G., Kulongoski, J.T., Tyne, R.L., Davis, T.A., Wright, M.T., McMahon, P.B., and Ballentine, C.J.

Chemical Geology, v. 584

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Relative risk of groundwater-quality degradation near California (USA) Oil Fields estimated from 3H, 14C, and 4He

McMahon, P.B., Landon, M.K., Davis, T.A., Wright, M.T., Rosecrans, C.Z., Anders, R.A., Land, M.T., Kulongoski, J.T., and Hunt, A.G.

Applied Geochemistry, v. 131

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Groundwater Quality of Aquifers Overlying the Oxnard Oil Field, Ventura County, California

Rosecrans, C.Z., Landon, M.K.., McMahon, P.B., Gillespie, J.M., Kulongoski, J.T., Stephens, M.J., Hunt, A.G., Shimabukuro, D.H., and Davis, T.A.

Science of the Total Environment, v. 771

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Stratigraphic and structural controls on groundwater salinity variations in the Poso Creek Oil Field, Kern County, California, USA

Stephens, M.J., Shimabukuro, D.H., Chang, W., Gillespie, J.M., and Levinson, Z.

Hydrogeology Journal

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Geostatistical mapping of salinity conditioned on borehole logs, Montebello Oil Field, California

Terry, N., Day-Lewis, F., Landon, M.K., Stanton, J., and Lane, J.W. Jr.

Groundwater, v. 60, n. 2, p. 242-261

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Investigating the effect of enhanced oil recovery on the noble gas signature of casing gases and produced waters from selected California oil fields

Tyne, R.L., Barry, P.H., Karolyte, R., Byrne, D.J., Kulongoski, J.T.,Hillegonds, D.J., and Ballentine, C.J.

Chemical Geology, v. 584

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Occurrence of water and thermogenic gas from oil-bearing formations in groundwater near the Orcutt Oil Field, California, USA

Anders, R.A., Landon, M.K., McMahon, P.B., Kulongoski, J.T., Hunt, A.G., and Davis, T.A.

Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, vol. 41

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Geologic controls on groundwater salinity reversal in North Coles Levee Oil Field, southern San Joaquin Valley, California, USA

Flowers, M.D., Shimabukuro, D.H., Stephens, M.J., Warden, J.G., Gillespie, J.M., and Chang, W.

Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 81, p. 317

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Mapping aquifer salinity gradients and effects of oil field produced water disposal using geophysical logs: Elk Hills, Buena Vista, and Coles Levee Oil Fields, San Joaquin Valley, California

Gillespie, J.M., Stephens, M.J., Chang, W., and Warden, J.

PLoS One, v. 17, no. 3, e0263477.

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Groundwater Quality Near the Montebello Oil Field, Los Angeles County, California

Stanton, J.S., Land, M., Landon, M.K., Shimabukuro, D.H., McMahon, P.B., Davis, T.A., Hunt, A.G., and Sowers, T.A.

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2022–5128, 80 p.

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Airborne electromagnetic survey results near the Poso Creek oil field, San Joaquin Valley, California, fall 2016

Zamudio, K.D., Ball, L.B., and Stephens, M.J.

U.S. Geological Survey Data Report 1155, 55 p.

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