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Project Acronym: SAFOD | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5025

ins.: 2022-10-06 12:17; ( Age: 2 yrs )
By: sql
Category: SAFOD

SAFOD: 2005-08-27

At 3 00 am our coring operations ended successfully
Steve Hickman inspects the material at the ends of the core sections while John Solum and Amy Day-Lewis cap them.

At 3:00 am our coring operations ended successfully as the core barrel reached the rig floor. The science team was on site for immediate core handling, which included marking, sectioning, and subcoring. The core barrel contained 12 feet of 6-inch diameter core, and the core has already been taken to Bakersfield for spectral gamma logging and is on its way to the USGS in Menlo Park. Processing of the core will start on Monday and last throughout next week. On site at present we are almost ready to start the hydraulic fracture test as we attempt to measure the least principal tectonic stress at a vertical depth of over 10,000 ft on the northeast side of the San Andreas Fault!