Other ID: COST WELL NO. B-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: New Jersey outer continental slope, Baltimore Canyon Trough, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): C. Wylie Poag
Affiliate Investigator(s): William Patterson
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Resource exploration well drilled by a consortium of oil companies on the New Jersey offshore continental slope. Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test No. B-3 well (COST B-3) was drilled by the BEN OCEAN LANCER, a dynamically positioned drill ship operated by Chevron USA. Lease block would be made available upon completion of well.
Start Date: 1978-10-09
End Date: 1979-01-25
Equipment Used: Well drilling
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Morphology; Resource exploration potential;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: COST No. B-3 well: 3,990 m (13,092 ft.) below sea floor (total depth 4,822 m, 15,820 ft. below Kelly Bushing). Conventional cores: 4; Sidewall cores: 689; Geophysical surveys: 3; Seismic velocity surveys: 3.
Amato, R.V., and Simonis, Edvardas K., eds., 1979, Geological and operational summary, COST No. B-3 well, Baltimore Canyon Trough area, Mid-Atlantic OCS: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1159, 118 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr791159.
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., ed., 1980, Geological studies of the COST No. B-3 Well, United States Mid-Atlantic continental slope area: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 833, 132 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir833.
Scholle, P.A., Schwab, Kim A., and Krivoy, Harold Lloyd, 1981, Summary chart of geological data from the COST No. B-3 well, U.S. Mid-Atlantic continental slope: .