USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-046-FA


Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John S. Schlee

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter A. Scholle

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 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.


Start Date: 1977-01-06

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1977-08-30

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Well drilling

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

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


Affiliate Staff:

Project = Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test (COST) G-2 Well, Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test (COST) G-2 Well


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 40.8365 South: 40.83595 West: -67.5083 East: -67.50772



Amato, R.V., and Simonis, Edvardas K., eds., 1980, Geologic and operational summary, COST No. G-2 well, Georges Bank area, North Atlantic OCS: 116 URL:

Klitgord, K.D., and Schneider, C.M., 1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; velocity analyses: 74 URL:, download PDF.

Scholle, P.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: 193 URL:

Scholle, P.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: .


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Well drilling --- Geology