for new or currently running ICDP Research projects
Priority Program ICDP of the
German Research Foundation
Other ICDP relevant Workshops
December 11-15, 2006
2006 FALL MEETING of
AGU in San Francisco, CA USA
Deadline September 7, 2006
15 - 18, 2006
Workshop: Investigating Continental Breakup and Sedimentary Basin
11 - 12, 2006
ICDP-IODP Workshop on
Chicxulub Crater Drilling, Identify and Prioritize Scientific
Questions, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
7 - 9, 2006
International Workshop on Mission
Moho: Formation and Evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere,
for the preparation of ICDP research projects
ICDP newsletter, papers, articles, press releases
Peten-Itza Scientific Drilling Project
3-FEB-2006: Yesterday, the platform GLAD800 anchored at the first site
PI-2. Today, the first core was on deck at 2:28 PM (20:28 GMT).
21-FEB-2006: This night we scored a hat-trick with the completion of the
third site, PI-3. Wendesday morning the barge will be towed to PI-4, our deepest
11-MAR-2006: The Peten Itza Scientific Drilling Project has finished the
last hole and site of the project. Without enough time to move to an additional
site, the team finished drilling today with 1327 meters of core in the reefer.
Demobilization will begin shortly. We would like to thank everyone involved in
the project for their support. Each of you has helped make this project
Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure Drilling Project
15-SEP-2005: The drill rig is now in
operation at the ICDP-USGS Eyreville corehole site near Cape Charles, Virginia!
The first sediment cores were produced at 4:19 p.m. local time on Thursday,
Sept. 15, 2005. Site geologists described the first core as upper Miocene
shelly clay-silt with lots of shells. Recovery is good.
5-OCT-2005: Coring continued today below a depth of 2,850 ft (869
6-NOV-2005: The drill bit passed a depth of 4,200 ft (1,280 m),
still in granite.
13-NOV-2005: The corehole section has become increasingly interesting, as we
are now drilling in suevite below a depth of about 1.4 km.
23-NOV-2005: The drill bit passed below the mile mark (5,280 ft, 1,609 m)
in the early afternoon of November 23 as coring continued in lithic breccia
and larger lithic clasts. Additional drilling funds have been received by
Project from ICDP, USGS, and the Solar System Division of the NASA
Science Mission Directorate. Coring is now expected to continue into
the early days of December.
4-DEC-2005: Coring ended at about 8:00 a.m., local time, on December 4 at
a final depth of 5,795 ft (1.1 miles, 1.77 km). Geophysical logging began soon
after the end of coring.
Press Release from January 12, 2006
End of Drilling Operations and Sampling Party in March 19 - 21, 2006
San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth
11-JUN-2004: The SAFOD main
hole has been spud in successfully.
06-OCT-2004: Phase 1 of the SAFOD main
hole drilling has been finished successfully.
06-JUN-2005: The rig up for Phase 2 of the SAFOD main
hole drilling has been completed successfully.
03-AUG-2005: Yesterday, August 2nd, at about 18:35 PDT, we drilled through a
very significant fault zone located about 100m SW of the San Andreas surface
of SAFOD comes to a close following the successful completion of last night’s
hydraulic fracture test. Phase 3 (continuous coring of multi-laterals) will get
underway during the summer of 2007.
Lake Qinghai Drilling Project
17-JUL-2005: Today is an important day for LQDP, because the
GLAD-800 has been built and a ship is going to drag it to the drilling site.
24-JUL-2005: Drilling started at site 2.
07-AUG-2005: The crew began a new hole LQDP-1A on site 1. They
have got cores about 16 meters.
05-SEP-2005: The drilling project is near the
end. They tow the barge to the dock today.
Lake Malawi Drilling Project
24-FEB-2005: Preparation of the Viphya barge in Chipoka before
the cruise on Lake Malawi.
20-MAR-2005: OSG downhole logging has been completed sucessfully.
Press release - long
cores recovered from Lake Malawi.
Viphya barge in Chipoka at sunset (C.Carnein,OSG).
Scientific Drilling Project HSDP-2b
01-NOV-2004: The HSDP-2b phase started with the necessary
remedial work to prpepare the hole for the next coring section.
15-DEC-2004: At the end of the
day today, we recovered our first run of core! We drilled it in the morning, but
had to try twice to latch onto the core barrel at the bottom of the hole. Our
current depth at the time of this report is 10,205.4 feet. Now that coring has
begun, we have switched to nonstop drilling operations to maximize that amount
of core we can recover before we take a break for the holidays. Stay tuned for a
report of tomorrow's activities...
23-FEB-2005: The bottom of the hole
is currently 10,958 feet. The drilling operation has been stopped.
Iceland Deep Drilling Project
DRILLING PLANS: Phase I will start in November.
02-NOV-2004: Phase I started with drilling RN-17 on the Reykjanes
Problems at drillhole RN-17 at Reykjanes.
Bosumtwi Crater Drilling Project
08-JUL-2004: The GLAD800 barque
reached the first site on Lake Bosumtwi for the first sediment piston cores.
10 to 17-SEP-2004: Start coring (top of impactite rocks)
September 10, 2004, depth 1093.75 feet (333.38 m). Core through breccia,
suevitic breccia, impact melt breccia, and fractured bedrock. End coring (in
fractured bedrock) September 16/17, 2004, depth 1798.3 feet (548.12 m).
13 to 17-SEP-2004: ICDP
Training Course 2004
05-OCT-2004: The second impact rock drill hole has been finalized with
29-NOV-2004: Begin of the Bosumtwi Onshore Party at GFZ Potsdam.
boat Kilindi and the GLAD800 on Lake Bosumtwi
Chelungpu-fault Drilling Project TCDP
20-NOV-2003: The site
preparation will start in December. Two holes will be drilled: Hole-A down to
2000m, and Hole-B down to 1300m.
14-JAN-2004: The TCDP-A drilling started at 6 pm successfully.
08-APR-2004: The official coring section commenced at 500 m depth.
10-AUG-2004: The Chelungpu-Fault has been reached at 1111m depth.
First TCDP Sampling Party
Special Section in Taipeh, followed by the Second Sampling Party
Unzen Conduit Drilling
10-14 NOV-2003: The ICDP
Training Course in Shimabara was attended by 34 participants coming from 7
14-MAY-2004: Successful resumption of the conduit drilling.
15-JUN-2004: Approaching the conduit.
with recovery of 85.7 %, end of drilling operation,
memory gauge after 11 and 20 hours of standing (temperature 103-136 deg C after
11 hours, 116-150 deg C after 20 hours)
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