SITE KIP-9B SITE SUMMARY

Site: KIP-9B

Track line 9B

Seismic for KIP-9B

Priority: 1

Position: 3207.3S, 9700.4E

Water Depth: 1240 m

Sediment Thickness: 160 m

Target Drilling Depth: 360 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 560 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: 1986 single-channel seismic line Robert Conrad 2708

Objectives: The objectives of KIP-9B 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 ooze, basalt

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