Other ID: COST WELL NO. G-2
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): John S. Schlee
Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter A. Scholle
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
End Date: 1977-08-30
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.
Amato, R.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. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr80269.
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. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr94192, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 861, 193 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir861.
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: .