Site Summary PAT-10B | Table of Contents


Site: PAT-9D
Seismic line
Site location map

Priority: 1
Position: 10°10.601'N, 142°45.492´W
Water Depth: 5184 m (uncorrected)
Sediment Thickness: 232 m (0.282 s TWTT)
Target Drilling Depth: 233 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 300 m
Seismic Coverage: EW9709 PAT-9 survey

Objectives: The objectives of Site PAT-9D 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 LPTM section

5.Collect sediments near the late Eocene equator to study CCD changes (in concert with PAT-8C)

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

Logging and Downhole: Triple combo, MGT, FMS-sonic, and 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-10B | Table of Contents