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SITE SUMMARIES (continued)

Site: 1178 (ENT-09A)

Site Location Map

Seismic Line

Priority: 3
Position: 32°43.86'N, 134°28.77'E
Water Depth: 1778 m
Sediment Thickness: 3000 m
Target Drilling Depth: 800 mbsf
Approved Maximum Penetration: 800 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: 3-D seismic survey in 1999, Line 141-2D SP 1410, crossing line 1610

Objectives: The objectives of Site ENT-09A are to

1. Sample slope sediments and older accreted strata

2. Determine the spatial distribution and temporal progression of the deformation

3. Determine the fluid flow paths and chemical gradients

4. Obtain samples of gas hydrate

Drilling Program: APC/XCB and/or RCB coring

Logging and Downhole Tools: LWD, DVTP, and WSTP

Nature of Rock Anticipated:
Interbedded hemipelagic mud/silty-sandy turbidites

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