171A Scientific Prospectus

Site: NBR-11A

Priority: 1

Position: 15°32.40'N, 58°38.46'W

Water Depth: 4938 m

Sediment Thickness: 641 m

Total Penetration: 700 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: 3-D survey, Line 751, SP-1753
East-west seismic profile through Site NBR-11A; VE: 3.7.

Objective: The objective of proposed Site NBR-11A is to establish a reference physical properties profile through incoming sedimentary section.

Drilling Program: No cores.

Logging and Downhole: LWD.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Pelagic and hemipelagic sediments, local distal turbidites in the underthrust section.

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