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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 64 (1980)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 721

Last Page: 722

Title: Scientific Ocean Drilling near United States: ABSTRACT

Author(s): J. R. Heirtzler

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Deep sea drilling by the Glomar Challenger is scheduled to phase out in October 1981. Plans are being made to phase in the Glomar Explorer or a Previous HitdrillNext Hit ship with more capabilities after that time. These additional capabilities include longer Previous HitdrillNext Hit string, a riser, a blow-out

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preventer, and better station-keeping abilities. Plans also include an extensive science program for regional and site specific surveys and sample analysis. Primarily the drilling will be used on passive margins, especially those of the continental United States. Where feasible, the Previous HitdrillTop holes and their site surveys will be used to extend seaward land sea transects that might include continental drilling, CORCORP profiles, and continental drilling by U.S. Geological Survey or petroleum companies.

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