The Ocean Drilling Program, ODP, will end in 2003 when it will be replaced by the Integrated Ocean Drilling program.
Leg 207 is the first of the last group of 4 legs to be drilled by the ship JOIDES RESOLUTION.
From January to March 2003 4 sites are being explored on the Demerara Rise on the Surinam Margin, Western Equatorial Atlantic Ocean.
Water depths range from 1895 to 3215 metres. The sites ... [Show full abstract] have been imaged with high resolution, multichannel seismic lines supplemented by industry lines.
Stratigraphic control is provided by Site 144 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 14, Shell well Demerara A2-1 and Paleogene cores from the METEOR cruise 49/4.
Oozes, chalks and black shales from an expanded Cretaceous - Paleogene section at shallow burial depths are being investigated for stratigraphic boundaries and Oceanic Anoxic Events.
These results will be of significance to deepwater exploration for hydrocarbons offshore Trinidad, Venezuela and the Guianas.