Site: SWPAC-9B
Track line SWPAC-9B
Seismic line SWPAC-9B

Priority: 1
Position: 3929.90'S, 17631.90'W
Water Depth: 4001 m
Sediment Thickness: 564 m
Target Drilling Depth: 510 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 600 m
Seismic Coverage: NZO1 2050 Lines A and B
Objectives:
The objectives of SWPAC-9B are to determine:

  1. Miocene evolution of DWBC and associated water masses.
  2. Abyssal sediment budget.
  3. Paleovolcanic history of the Neogene.

Drilling Program: Double APC, XCB

Logging and Downhole Operations: Triple combo, FMS/Sonic, GHMT

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Terrigenous and carbonate/siliceous mud, tephra

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