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Summary for Field Activity Number 2002-061-FA

Alternate Leg ID: MALLIK 5L-38

Area of Operations: Mallik well site, Richards Island, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America

Dates: February 15, 2002 to Mar 15, 2002

Objectives: 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.

Type of Activity: Coring

Information to be derived: Morphology

Summary: Gas hydrate production well: 1, 1200m; Scientific observation wells: 2, 1200m each; Sample: 50 pressure vessels and 4 Dewar flasks.

USGS Project Number: MALLIK

Contact: Bill Winters (

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