Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-047-FA


Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Claude (Wylie) Poag

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 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.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1977-02-22

End Date: 1977-05-31

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.


Affiliate Staff:

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


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

North: 33.28462 South: 29.84064 West: -81.3867 East: -77.51953



Amato, R.V., and Bebout, J. W., eds., 1978, Geological and operational summary, COST No. GE-1 well, southeast Georgia Embayment area, south Atlantic OCS: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-668, 122 p., URL:

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., and Popenoe, P., 1995, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity from multichannel seismic profiles: 176 URL:

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., Johnson, A., Popenoe, P., and Wright, C., 1996, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity in map grids: 165 URL:

Popenoe, P., and Spalding, J.S., 1988, Isopach and structure contour maps of the Miocene and post-Miocene sediments in the southeast Georgia Embayment, Florida-Hatteras Shelf, offshore Georgia: 12 URL:

Scholle, P.A., ed., 1979, Geological studies on the COST GE-1 well, United States South Atlantic outer continental shelf area: 114 URL:

Scholle, P.A., Krivoy, Harold Lloyd, and Hennessy, Jacqueline L., 1979, Summary chart of geological data from the COST no. GE-1 well, U.S. South Atlantic outer continental shelf: .


Data Acquired

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

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program