SITE KIP-6C SITE SUMMARY

Site: KIP-6C

Track line KIP-6C

Seismic for KIP-6C

Priority: 1

Position: 5650.0S, 6805.6E

Water Depth: 1027 m

Sediment Thickness: 215 m

Target Drilling Depth: 415 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 615 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: 1997 multichannel seismic line Rig Seismic 179-601

Objectives: The objectives of KIP-6C 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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