JAPANESE JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW
Online ISSN : 1881-5790
Print ISSN : 0914-2843
ISSN-L : 0914-2843
Special Issue: Resources and Multiphase Flow (3)
Deep Water Drilling by the Scientific Drilling Vessel “CHIKYU”
Eigo MIYAZAKI
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2011 Volume 25 Issue 3 Pages 213-220

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Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is operating a scientific drilling vessel CHIKYU which is an ultra-deep water drillship. The CHIKYU is operated under an international science program, the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), and her primary mission is to drill the deep sea floor and to explore the deep earth for science research. She is sometimes engaged in the exploration of natural resources. In this paper, outline of the CHIKYU and drilling techniques for deep ocean floor are described.

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