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Site: DR-5B

Priority: 1

Position: 9°18'N, 54°12'W

Water Depth: 2340 m

Target Drilling Depth: 560 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 600 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Primary line GeoB01-219, crossing line GeoB01-208

Objective: The primary objective of Site DR-5B is to recover Paleogene and Cretaceous strata at an intermediate position along the depth transect.

Drilling Program: Double APC/XCB to refusal (~560 mbsf).

Logging Program: Triple combo and FMS-sonic.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Foraminifer-nannofossil ooze, chalk, carbonaceous claystone, and black shales.

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