Site: WSTR-2A

Track Line: WSTR-2A
Seismic Line: WSTR-2A

Priority: 1
Position: 47°09.06´S, 146°02.98´E
Water Depth: 2710 m
Sediment Thickness: At least 2200 m
Target drilling Depth: 780 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 580 m (changed to 900 m pending PPSP approval)
Seismic Coverage: Tasmante (L'Atalante) 125-14, Sonne SO36B-58

Objectives: The objectives of WSTR-2A include

1. Coring and logging Oligocene to Holocene and complete lower Neogene Indian Ocean pelagic carbonate section for high-resolution biostratigraphic study

2. Coring and logging Eocene prograding detrital rift sequence for paleoceanographic/paleoclimatic study

Drilling Program: Triple APC, XCB, RCB

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

Nature of Sediment Anticipated: Neogene-Oligocene ooze and chalk (470 m); Eocene mudstone

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