171A Scientific Prospectus

Site: NBR-1A (alternate to proposed Site NBR-11A)

Priority: 2

Position: 15°32.026'N, 58°40.574'W

Water Depth: 5026 m

Sediment Thickness: 709 m

Total Penetration: 750 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: 3-D survey, 3D-Grid line 723-SP 1500
East-west seismic profile through Site NBR-1A; VE: 3.7.

Objectives: The objectives of proposed Site NBR-1A are identical to those of proposed Site NBR-11A.

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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