Blog Posts Tagged "drill string"

60 African Elephants

If you're reading Ron's blogs, you know he's the go-to person for explanations about drilling and how it works.  Here are a few "bits" (yes, it's meant to be a pun) of drilling info I've picked up over the years and in conversations with Ron.

Preparing for U1332

Here's an explanation with new vocabulary to help you prepare for Site U1332.  See Ron's updates for more about locations and  plans.

Running to the seafloor

... I'm running almost as fast as the corer does on its trip down and back up the drill string.

Retrieving the CORK

Hole 395A was first drilled in 1975, and on Friday, we successfully retrieved the CORK observatory that was installed in 1997 on ODP Leg 174B (14 years ago). Here’s a look at part of that process.