Memorial University's Oil and
Gas Development Partnership (OGDP) lecture series continues
on Monday, Sept. 8, with a lecture titled Drilling Results
from the Deep Sedimentary Basin East of the Grand Banks,
by Dr. Brian Tucholke, the Henry Bryant Bigelow Chair for
Excellence in Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
The lecture takes place at 5 p.m. in the Engineering Lecture
Theatre, EN-2006, located in the S.J. Carew (Engineering)
Building, Arctic Avenue, just off the Prince Philip Parkway.
Parking is available in Lot 16. Admission is free and all
are welcome to attend.
Dr. Tucholke will be arriving on the D/V JOIDES Resolution,
a sophisticated ocean-going research drill ship and floating
laboratory used by the international Ocean Drilling Program
(ODP). The ship will visit St. John’s Sept. 6-9. The
port call comes after the final ODP expedition, where scientists
are attempting to drill a hole 2,200 meters below the seafloor
in the central Newfoundland Basin – the deepest ever
drilled during the 20-year program.
When it arrives in St. John’s, the ship and its crew
of 50 scientists and technicians from around the world will
have just completed a two month cruise, known as Leg 210,
that studied the structure and evolution of non-volcanic
rifted margins. One of Memorial University’s faculty
members, Dr. Rick Hiscott, is the chair of the Canada ODP
Council and a scientist on Leg 210.
The voyage is devoted to drilling into the ocean floor about
360 miles east of Newfoundland and to recovering cores of
deeply buried sediments for scientific study.