All Documents


Oman DP sampling party onboard DV Chikyu completed!

After two months of hard work onboard the DV Chikyu the ChikyuOman2018 team have completed comprehensive logging of 1700 m of core! A huge thank you to all who contributed to make this a success, as part of the science party,...

Category: Highlights


DSEIS Post Drilling Workshop

Participants of the DSEIS Post Drilling Workshop SEP-2018

Post drilling in deep South African gold mines, Moab Khotsong and Cooke 4 mine, ICDP-Dseis is holding a seminar meeting at the CSIR, Nelson Mandela Mining Precinct in South Africa. The meeting is attended by international...

Category: Highlights


Oman Sampling Party onboard drilling vessel Chikyu

In the next two months the cores taken during Phase II of the Oman Drilling Project will be described and analyzed onboard Chikyu. The scientists work in groups - the igneous, alteration, structural, geochemistry, physical...

Category: Highlights


Marco Bohnhoff

Marco Bohnhoff is Professor for Experimental and Borehole Seismology and head of GFZ-section 4.2 'Geomechanics and Rheology'. He brings ICDP experience through his role as PI in various ICDP projects (GONAF, Koyna, STAR). 

Category: Highlights


ICDP Executive Committee Meeting in China

The Executive Committee discusses about 12 Full Proposals, seven Workshop Proposals and one Pre-Proposal submitted by January 15, 2018. Workshop Proposals will be decided on by the EC, while Full Proposals will be decided on by...

Category: Highlights



first geological video contest for everybody; an initiative by the "Società Geologica Italiana".

Category: Updates


Oman Drilling

The final core of OmanDP Phase 2

Category: Highlights


Oman Drilling

first core from site BA4A

Category: Highlights


ICDP Training Course 2018

on Planning, Management and Execution of Continental Scientific Drilling Projects. Deadline for application: March 15, 2018

Category: Events 2018


ICDP Image Video

The ICDP Image Video is now online

Category: Highlights


Job Offer


Category: Offers


ICDP Post-Operations International Workshop

This post-operation workshop in Pune, India highlights the achivements of the Koyna Pilot Hole drilling and discusses opportunities for future deep drilling at Koyna, a world-class site for studying reservoir-triggered...

Category: Highlights


New milestone in Songliao Drilling

SK-II completed its stage IV (216mm diameter) last November at the depth of 5922.58m and after a long winter shutdown, started its final stage V (152mm diameter) on 4th May, 2017. As at the hole bottom, the temperature rises to...

Category: Highlights

Oman Phase 2 drilling now scheduled for November 2017

The online application form has now re-opened for OmanDP Phase 2


Please note that if you have already applied previously you do not need apply again! Instructions will be sent to you in a separate email.

The deadline for applications to participate in Phase 2 drill site activities is 17:00 BST Friday 13th October 2017. Please note that we will start staffing the November slots as soon as we receive applications and therefore people who are keen to join at the start should submit their applications asap.

Please remember that all science party members (those who participate in Phase 2 drill site and/or logging operations) will be eligible to make sample requests within the Phase 2 moratorium period (see the OmanDP Sampling Policy).

Phase 2 drilling current schedule:

November - December 2017
Crust – Mantle Transition (CM)

Site CM1         Hole A (diamond coring)

Site CM2         Hole A (rotary)
                         Hole B (diamond coring)

January – March 2018
Active Serpentinisation (BA)

Site BA1          Hole B (diamond coring)
                         Hole C (diamond coring)
                         Hole D (rotary)
                         Hole E (rotary)
                         Hole F (rotary)

More about the Oman Ophiolite Drilling Project on NERC website (UK), ICDP, and facebook