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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-040-FA

Alternate Leg ID: COST WELL NO. B-3

Area of Operations: New Jersey outer continental slope, Baltimore Canyon Trough, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 09, 1978 to January 25, 1979

Objectives: 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.

Type of Activity: Well drilling

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Resource exploration potential

Summary: 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.

USGS Project Number: COST WELL

Contact: Wylie Poag (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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