USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-047-FA

Other ID: COST WELL NO. GE-1

Status: Completed

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

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Location: Southeast Georgia Embayment, Georgia, Florida, Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): C. Wylie Poag

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter A. Scholle

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Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Resource exploration well drilled by a consortium of oil companies in the Southeast Georgia Embayment area. Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test No. GE-1 well (COST GE-1) was drilled by the OCEAN STAR, a jack-up drill barge operated by Ocean Production Company, to evaluate petroleum potential and possible drilling problems.

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Start Date: 1977-02-22

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End Date: 1977-05-31

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Equipment Used: Well drilling

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: COST No. GE-1 well: 4,016 m below sea level; 4,040 m or 13,254 ft. below Kelly Bushing). Conventional cores: 11; Sidewall cores: 733; Electric logs: 3; Seismic velocity surveys: 3.

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Project = Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test (COST) GE-1 Well, Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test (COST) GE-1 Well

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Data Acquired

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