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Geoquip Marine is currently operating its offshore Drilling Spread comprising the GREATSHIP MANISHA and the newly commissioned Geoquip Marine Twin Ram Drilling Rig (GMTR120).
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Geoquip Marine AG, a leading geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company, informs about an upcoming project in conjunction with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) and the British Geological Survey (BGS).
The project team will investigate the conditions at and beneath the seabed in the Baltic sea by means of drilling into and sampling cross sections of the earth’s crust at extreme water depths not reachable until recent technological developments. The mission will help reconstruct conditions on the planet 140 thousand years ago and implications for the climate change issues we are currently facing. The drill ship has embarked on its mission to uncover the past and the following is an outline of the project:
By drilling into the Seabed of the Baltic Sea at depths between 450m to 500m metres, scientists hope to reconstruct the climate and sea conditions in the area over the past 140‘000 years. For the research to be successful high quality rock and sediment samples need to be retrieved from the beneath ocean floor. For this challenging task the scientists rely on the expertise of Geoquip Marine and the British Geological Survey (BGS). Drilling at these depths is a highly challenging, complex procedure which requires specialist knowledge and equipment.
September 9, 2013
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