Site Summary PAT-18A | Table of Contents


Site: PAT-17C
Seismic line
Bathymetry map

Priority: 1
Position: 7°48.009´N, 142°00.940´W
Water Depth: 5039 m (uncorrected)
Sediment Thickness: 294 m (0.366 sec TWTT)
Target Drilling Depth: 295 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 400 m
Seismic Coverage: EW9709 PAT-17 survey

Objectives: The objectives of Site PAT-17C are to determine:

1.Determine the nature of sediments in Eocene tropical Pacific in the SEC

2. Determine the paleolatitude of the drill site

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

4. Collect an early Eocene section

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

Logging and Downhole: Triple combo, MGT, and FMS-sonic. WSTP check shots if time is available.

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

Site Summary PAT-18A | Table of Contents