JA Daily Science Report for Expedition 312, 18 November 2005


LOCATION: Site 1256


SCIENCE UPDATE: Hole 1256D was reentered for the second time on Expedition 312 at 0430 with a 9 7/8 tricone bit. Washing and reaming the tight hole continues. Several intervals of high torque have been noted. Mud sweeps continue in an effort to flush cuttings and debris from the hole.  Hole conditions appear to be improving but we have yet to reach bottom.