Alternate Leg ID: COST No. B-2 well
Area of Operations: Baltimore Canyon Trough, mid-Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: December 14, 1975 to Mar 28, 1976
Objectives: Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test (COST) Group, a group of 31 petroleum companies, drilled the COST No. B-2 well, the first deep stratigraphic test well, on the eastern flank of the Baltimore Canyon Trough, Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, to explore resource potential in the area. The operator was Ocean Production Company and the platform was the submersible drill rig SEDCO-J.
Type of Activity: Rotary coring
Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Petroleum resource potential
Summary: Continuous drilling 15,953 ft. beneath the sea floor. Conventional cores: 4; Sidewall cores: 822; Microfossil samples; Electronic drilling logs; Temperature/Pressure logs.
USGS Project Number: COST WELL
Contact: Wylie Poag (firstname.lastname@example.org)