SITE KIP-3F SITE SUMMARY

Site: KIP-3F

Track line KIP-3F

Seismic for KIP-3F

Priority: 1

Position: 5104.0S, 7046.2E

Water Depth: 740 m

Sediment Thickness: 350 m

Target Drilling Depth: 550 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 750 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: 1998 multichannel seismic line Marion Dufresne 109-09

Objectives: The objectives of KIP-3F are to

  1. obtain 200 m of igneous basement to characterize petrography and lava compositions,
  2. determine basalt flow thicknesses,
  3. obtain sedimentary record and determine sequence facies,
  4. determine a minimum basement age using overlying sediment and possible sediment interbeds,
  5. define the ages of seismic sequence boundaries, and
  6. estimate duration of possible subaerial and shallow-water environments.

Drilling Program: RCB

Logging and Downhole Operations: Triple combo, FMS/DSI, WST, DLL/NGT

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Calcareous and siliceous ooze, chalk, basalt

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