Site Summary PAT-16A | Table of Contents


Site: PAT-15D
Seismic line
Bathymetry map

Priority: 1
Position: 26°01.772´N, 147°55.993´W
Water Depth: 5359 m (uncorrected)
Sediment Thickness: 123 m (0.158 s TWTT)
Target Drilling Depth: 124 m
Approved Maximum Penetration:
200 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: EW9709 PAT-15 seismic survey

Objectives: The objectives of Site PAT-15 are to:

1. Determine the nature and types of sediment to understand dynamics of the NEC in the late Paleocene-Eocene

2. Determine the paleolatitude of the drill site

3. Determine the rate of accumulation and types of biogenic sediments

4. Collect an LPTM (late Paleocene thermal maximum) section

Drilling Program: One APC/XCB to basement; second and third APC/XCB to basement if time available.

Logging and Downhole: None

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Soft sediments except perhaps some chert-chalk in basal layers. Basement is midocean ridge basalt.

Site Summary PAT-16A | Table of Contents