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Site: DR-7B

Priority: 3

Position: 9°3'N, 54°19'W

Water Depth: 1980 m

Target Drilling Depth: 600 mbsf

Approved Maximum Penetration: 600 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Primary line GeoB01-213, crossing line GeoB01-208

Objective: The objective of Site DR-7B is to recover Neogene through Cretaceous sediments from the shallower end of the depth transect (i.e., alternate to Site DR-2).

Drilling Program: Double APC/XCB to refusal, RCB from XCB refusal depth to 600 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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