Talk:Midway-Sunset Oil Field

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Third largest?[edit]

The opening paragraph says that the field is the "third largest" in the US, but "largest" here can refer to any one or more of a number of measures:

  • areal extent
  • past cumulative production
  • current production rate
  • remaining recoverable reserves
  • estimated ultimate recovery

To which does the article refer? anyone know? Plazak (talk) 15:25, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure it was estimated ultimate recovery; I can check later (I'm the one who wrote the article). Unfortunately there is a competing claim for the Wilmington field, which also wants the third-largest spot; I was using government figures (either DOGGR or USGS) for oil field articles, and there are some different figures released by the petroleum industry. Antandrus (talk) 16:08, 23 July 2010 (UTC)