Migration and Collection of Oil Beneath Anticlines in the Sediments of the Santa Barbara Channel,
cross section animation


This movie was created to show how oil migrates upward and collects in the axes of anticlines that have formed during ongoing tectonic shortening across the Santa Barbara Channel. It shows why oil rigs are placed in a line along the tops of folds.

Download: SB Channel Anticline, Oil, and Rig movie (7 MB)

To view this movie, click on the image.


This movie was originally created to be included in an educational movie made for Venoco about its oil rigs. Drawn and animated by Tanya Atwater, Rena Ford and Carrie Glavitch using Photoshop and Morph and Flash.


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