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GEOREF RECORD

Developments in Atlantic Coastal Plain in 1979

Bruce A. Heise and Roger V. Amato
Developments in Atlantic Coastal Plain in 1979
AAPG Bulletin (September 1980) 64 (9): 1331-1335

Abstract

The year 1979 was the second for exploratory drilling on the U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Eighteen exploratory wells and the COST B-3 well were completed for a total of 250,038 ft (76, 212 m) of drilling; 14 of these were located offshore New Jersey in the Baltimore Canyon Trough; the remaining 5 were drilled offshore Georgia in the Southeast Georgia Embayment. No exploratory wells for oil and gas were drilled onshore in 1979. Operators of 3 wells reported significant shows in the Baltimore Canyon; the remaining wells were reported as dry holes. OCS Lease Sale 42 drew bids on 73 tracts for a total of $827,632,188 in the Georges Bank basin. Geophysical activity totaled 3,246 line-mi (5,223 km) in 19.3 crew-weeks.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 64
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Developments in Atlantic Coastal Plain in 1979
Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., Washington, DC, United States
Pages: 1331-1335
Published: 198009
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1981-017021
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: table, sketch maps
N37°30'00" - N40°00'00", W74°15'00" - W72°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1981
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