Down-hole Technologies for Ocean Drilling

Down-hole Technologies for Ocean Drilling

Peter Flemings (UTIG) and Brandon Dugan (Rice University) aboard the JOIDES Resolution during the IODP Expedition 308.

Peter Flemings (UTIG) and Brandon Dugan
(Rice University) aboard the
JOIDES Resolution
during the IODP Expedition 308.
Photo courtesy of IODP-USIO

Researchers have engineered state-of-the-art equipment that facilitate the collection of down-hole measurements. These tools, which will be available for use by other scientists, are futher described below.

MDHDS – Motion De-Coupled Hydraulic Delivery System:
A method for inserting penetrometers in borehole.

T2P – Temperature 2 Pressure Probe:
A penetrometer for measurement of pressure & temperature.






Meet the Research Team.



Integrated Ocean Drilling program    National Science Foundation    Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin