Daily report for IODP Expedition 311, September 21, 2005


LOCATION: Site U1325


SCIENCE UPDATE: Hole U1325A was logged without incident and within the prescribed protocol guidelines. Several minor pressure increases were observed, which were likely related to drilling performance issues. Increases in electrical resistivity above background were noted in several intervals above the base of the predicted gas hydrate stability

field. Hole U1325A was drilled to 350 mbsf. The drill string was tripped to the rig floor for the downloading of LWD/MWD logging tools while transiting in DP mode to Site 1326 (CAS-03C). Subgroup meetings discussing shipboard sampling continued. A general science meeting was held to discuss schematic catwalk sampling plans and protocols.