Site: ETP-2A

Track Line: ETP-2A
Seismic Line: ETP-2A

Priority: 1
Position: 43°57.60´S, 149°55.70´E
Water Depth: 2630 m
Sediment Thickness: At least 1400 m
Target Drilling Depth: 640 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 735 m
Seismic Coverage: Tasmante (L'Atalante) 125-4, AGSO Rig Seismic 202-1 and 202-13

Objectives: The objectives of ETP-2A include

1. Coring and logging an Oligocene-Holocene Pacific Ocean pelagic carbonate section for high resolution biostratigraphy and paleoceanography (effects of East Australian Current)

2. Coring and logging an Eocene mudstone(?) section for paleoceanographic and paleoclimatologic study

Drilling Program: Double APC, XCB, RCB

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

Nature of Sediment Anticipated: Neogene ooze and chalk (495 m); Eocene mudstone

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