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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ICDP drilling at Surtsey Island

The SUSTAIN Science Team says goodbye...

On September 4th 2017, coring was completed. The drilling of the inclined hole has reached 354 m. It penetrated into the feeder dike of the effusive vents of Surtur I at 343 m, after drilling mostly through lapilli tuff.

A recently published Nature article introduces the ICDP drilling project at Surtsey (SUSTAIN). ICDP coring at Surtsey started August 10th. Please visit also the blog 'Surtsey at 50 years'.