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2009-07-30 10:50:00

Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japan"” Despite harsh atmospheric and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling, conducted riser-drilling operations to successfully drill down to a depth of 1,603.7 meters beneath the sea floor (at water depth of 2,054 meters). Engaged in IODP Expedition 319, the CHIKYU is drilling deep...

2009-07-30 10:25:11

Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japan"” Despite harsh weather and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling, conducted riser-drilling operations to drill successfully down to a depth of 1,603.7...

2008-07-21 08:45:05

By Mike Lee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 21--FORT WORTH -- The turmoil over a gas pipeline down Carter Avenue continues: Residents are organizing a second meeting to discuss the pipeline. The City Council member who represents the area is still working to find an alternate route. And preservationists are trying to fight a permit for the drill site that the pipeline will serve, saying it would put pressure on the Tandy Hills Nature Center, which is one of the few patches of...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

US-based integrated energy major ConocoPhillips has announced the successful startup of the third Alpine satellite oil field, the Qannik, approximately two months ahead of schedule. The Qannik accumulation is located near the CD2 drill site two miles west of the main Alpine processing facility in the Colville River Unit on Alaska's North Slope. Qannik is expected to have annual peak production of approximately 4,000 barrels of oil per day gross in 2009. The Qannik discovery was announced...