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Summary Information for Field Activity 1977-046-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 06, 1977 to August 30, 1977

Chief scientist: John Schlee

   Peter A. Scholle

Objectives: Resource exploration well drilled by a consortium of oil companies in the Georges Bank area. Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test No. G-2 well (COST G-2) was drilled by the OCEAN VICTORY, a semisubmersible drill barge operated by Ocean Production Company, to evaluate petroleum potential and possible drilling problems.

Type of Activity: Well drilling;Well drilling

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Morphology;

Summary: COST No. G-2 well: 6,667 m (21,874 ft). Conventional cores: 9; Sidewall cores: 363; Logging runs: 4.

Contact: John Schlee (

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Publications resulting from these data

Klitgord, K.D., and Schneider, C.M.,1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; velocity analyses: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-192, 74 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

Scholle, Peter A., and Wenkam, Chiye R., eds.,1982, Geological studies of the COST Nos. G-1 and G-2 wells, United States North Atlantic outer continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 861, 193 p.. (Also available at

Amato, Roger V., and Simonis, Edvardas K., eds.,1980, Geologic and operational summary, COST No. G-2 well, Georges Bank area, North Atlantic OCS: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-269, 116 p.. (Also available at

Scholle, Peter A., Schwab, Kim A., and Krivoy, Harold L.,1980, Summary chart of geological data from the COST no. G-2 well, U.S. North Atlantic outer continental shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigation Chart 105, 1 sheet

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