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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 64 (1980)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1336

Last Page: 1339

Title: Developments in Atlantic OCS in 1978: ADDENDUM

Author(s): Roger V. Amato, Bruce A. Heise (2)


The year 1978 marked the first year of exploratory drilling on the U.S. Atlantic OCS. Seven exploratory wells were completed in the Baltimore Canyon Trough (offshore New Jersey) for a total of 106,094 ft (32,337 m) of drilling. Of these wells, 1 tested gas, another reported minor gas shows, and the remaining 5 were plugged, having no reported shows. Six wells were being drilled or tested at year end, including the COST B-3 well. OCS Lease Sale 43, in the Southeast Georgia Embayment, resulted in an award of 43 tracts for a total of $101,743,443 in bids. Geophysical activity totaled 13,331 line-mi (21,450 km) in 48.86 crew-weeks.

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