JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 308, 18 June 2005     


LOCATION: Site U1324 


SCIENCE UPDATE: The day was dedicated to MWD/LWD operations at Hole U1324A, and the hole was deepened from 160 mbsf to 545 mbsf. The rate of penetration varied between 20 to 30 m/hour. The lithologies encountered were mainly mud with some intervals of silty material or sand. However, no over pressured zones were encountered, and operations proceeded without any delay. The targeted depth for Hole U1324A is 612 mbsf, after which coring operations at Hole U1324B should begin.