Blog Posts Tagged "cork"
The last 24 hours was pretty frustrating, because we were trying to get 10-3/4" casing into a hole drilled into basaltic crust. We got the casing about 320 m into the hole, but could not get it in the last 16 m to land it and latch it in. After trying to get the casing in for about 12 hours, we pulled it back out, shortened it, and now we are going back in to the hole.
It is great to be going to sea again, especially for just a few weeks! Expedition 327 was fantastic, but spending two months at sea was difficult. I'm glad to be back to short expeditions again, and working with the amazing crew and technical folks on the R/V Atlantis. I arrived in Astoria, OR this afternoon.
A brand new design of flowmeter was brought along on this mission and deployed on July 5. The Eureka Moment came in two parts.. 1) when the Jason Pilot put it in place on the CORK and the large yellow handle was turned to open a valve.. TA DA! hot shimmering fluid came gushing out of the top of the flowmeter just like it was supposed to!