Other ID: MALLIK 5L-38
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Mallik well site, Richards Island, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America;
Principal Investigator(s): William Winters
Affiliate Investigator(s): T.S. Collett - USGS-Denver; S.R. Dallimore - CGS; T. Uchida - JAPEX
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Three 1200 m deep wells will be drilled on Richards Island, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada to explore the presence of subpermafrost gas hydrate. Gas hydrates have been of global interest during the past decade because of their potential impact on energy reserves, global climate change, continental margin slope stability and petroleum drilling hazards.
Start Date: 2002-02-15
Start Port/Location: Mallik site, Northwest Territories, Canada
End Date: 2002-03-15
End Port/Location: Mallik site, Northwest Territories, Canada
Equipment Used: Corer - gravity
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Gas hydrate production well: 1, 1200 m; Scientific observation wells: 2, 1200 m each; Sample: 50 pressure vessels and 4 Dewar flasks.
Staff: William Winters
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Winters - Physical properties, data management.