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Sea Trials Transit
Daily Science Report for 18 February 2009
LOCATION: On Site U1330 (Ontong Java Plateau)
SCIENCE UPDATE: Readiness assessment and acceptance testing activities continue. Core 320T-U1330A-3R was fully processed using the whole round and section half petrophysics tracks, the core splitting and sampling rooms, the section half imaging track, and it was described using the new visual core description data capture application DESClogik. Core sediments are predominantly white nannofossil ooze with foraminifers, with minor foraminifer ooze with nannofossils. Sediments are moderately bioturbated with piritized tubular burrows, and occasional cm-scale green and purple color bands. Drilling disturbance locally intense with soupy intervals. Sediment age was determined to be early Pliocene (between 4.3 and 5 Ma) based on planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy. Logging activities included the successful deployment of the triple combo, formation microscanner (FMS), and magnetic susceptibility sonde (MSS) tool strings, while simultaneously adjusting and evaluating the wireline heave compensator.
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Ship highlight of the day: Downhole Measurements Lab
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Modified on Friday, 20-Feb-2009 09:26:30 CST.