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2009-09-05 14:09:27

Scientists return from first ever riser drilling operations in seismogenic zone.

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2009-08-04 11:30:00

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), in collaboration with industry partner AGR Drilling Services, has engineered an ultra-deepwater drilling technology for use by IODP drilling vessels in scientific research.

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2009-05-03 12:45:00

Drillship JOIDES Resolution completes first expedition as redesigned ship.

2008-02-20 10:20:00

On 19th February 2008 the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) officially commenced the operation of the new drill rig InnovaRig at the geothermal drill site at Dürrnhaar (Bavaria). With this event, one of the most modern drill rigs worldwide, with a drilling capacity to a depth of 5000 meters becomes available.

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2008-02-05 13:35:00

Cores provide new data source on how earthquakes are generated

2008-01-17 09:50:22

Rice University Earth scientist Dale Sawyer and colleagues last month reported the discovery of a strong variation in the tectonic stresses in a region of the Pacific Ocean notorious for generating devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in southeastern Japan.


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