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Site: PAT-6D
Seismic line
Site location map

Priority: Alternate
Position: 6°17.963´N, 141°42.216´W
Water Depth: 4945 m (uncorrected)
Sediment Thickness: 370 m (0.456 s two-way traveltime [TWTT])
Target Drilling Depth: 370 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 450 m
Seismic Coverage: EW9709 PAT-6 survey

Objectives: The objectives of Site PAT-6D are to:

1.Determine the nature of sediments in Eocene tropical Pacific in the south equatorial current (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 if time available.

Logging and Downhole: Triple combo, MGT, 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.

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