Oman Drilling

first core from site BA4A

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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...

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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...

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Hydrofrac tests in the Koyna pilot hole

The tests were carried out by a team comprising experts from Mesy-Solexperts and scientists from the Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL). The tests, made in the granitic basement, are the first of it's kind in the...

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EGU 2017

EGU 2018 will take place April 8-13 in Vienna - we are looking forward seeing you there!

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Important Transition at ICDP

Left: Brian Horsfield. Right: Axel Liebscher

As Chair of the ICDP Assembly of Governors, I have the bittersweet task of announcing the retirement of Brian Horsfield, who has ably served as the Chair of ICDP’s Executive Committee for the past six years. During Brian’s...

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SAG Meeting in Bern

Group Photo Further evaluation at the Executive Committee meeting in June 5-6.

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East Africa

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Drilling successfully completed with 225 m of drilled core

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India renewed membership

MoU between University of Earth Sciences, India and GFZ Potsdam signed on August 30.

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20 Years of ICDP

The Union Symposium Speakers

Deep Geofluids: the bringers of change

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Inauguration of the ICDP-GONAF downhole observatory

More than 40 Scientists from seven countries came together for the inauguration of the ICDP GONAF downhole observatory (Geophysical Observatory at the North Anatolian Fault). The workshop was held in combination with the...

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Heat and Mass Transport

Volcanism, Tectonics, and Heat Flow in the Wake of the Yellowstone Mantle Plume

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OmanDP core description

onboard Research Vessel CHIKYU in Japan

The shipboard science party of 67, including six Omani trainees, will perform detailed, IODP-standard logging of 1500m of core from 15th July to 15th September 2017. The first team is now settling in to life onboard and the routine of core characterisation. We have a huge amount of core to log and the whole team is working very hard. The results will be published as an Initial Reports Volume of OmanDP Phase 1 along with wireline logging data from all six sites drilled in Phase 1.

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