Site summaries (continued)

Proposed Site NT2-01C
Alternate for proposed Site NT2-01B
33°13.7035′N, 136°43.0353′E
Water depth (m):
Target drilling depth (mbsf):
1000 m sediment
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf):
1200; approved by CDEX and TAMU safety panels based on EPSP Jan 2007 recommendation
Survey coverage:
CDEX 2006 3-D MCS; extensive survey data outlined in Proposal 603A-Full2 (
Track map (Fig. AF23)
3-D Crossline 5375 (Fig. AF26)
3-D InLine 2675 (Figs. AF27, AF28)
(see text for full details):
Characterization of active splay fault and fluid flow regime by core sampling, logging, crosshole experiments and long-term monitoring.
Focus on mechanical and hydrological properties (e.g., strength, pore pressure, permeability, porosity), fluid budget, origin of the fluid, detection of episodic flow
Borehole long-term observatory for hydrogeological properties and crosshole testing is planned for future stages
Drilling, coring, and downhole measurement program:
See NT2-01B
Anticipated lithology:
0–100 mbsf: slope sediments
100–610 mbsf: accretionary prism (deformed, compacted turbidites)
~610 mbsf: megasplay fault
610–910 mbsf: younger slope sediments
>910 mbsf: older accretionary prism sediments and rocks