Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Techtonophysics

[S-IT09] Hard-Rock Drilling: Oceanic Lithosphere to Continental Crust Formation

Mon. May 23, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Yoshihiko Tamura(R & D Center for Ocean Drilling Science, Japan Agency for Maine-Earth Science and Technology), Tomoaki Morishita(School of Natural System, Colleage of Science and Technology, Kanazawa University), Susanne Straub(Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Univ., USA), Takashi Sano(Department of Geology and Paleontology, National Museum of Nature and Science), Susumu Umino(Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University), Eiichi TAKAZAWA(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Niigata University), Katsuyoshi Michibayashi(Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SIT09-P01] Mud gas monitoring for hard rock drilling

*Takamitsu Sugihara1, Moe Kyaw Thu2, Kan Aoike1 (1.CDEX/JAMSTEC, 2.ODS/JAMSTEC)

Keywords:Mud logging, Hard rock drilling, Mud gas monitoring, Formation fluid

Mud logging in a riser drilling operation has been powerful tool in the scientific drilling. Since fast and safe drilling are minimum requirements in the deep drilling operation, it is generally difficult that continuous coring is carried out to obtain geological sample (rocks and fluid). Therefore, cuttings survey and mud gas monitoring in mud logging are essentially important in the riser drilling for scientific research. Some hard rock drilling operations by using the Chikyu have been planned (e.g., IBM, MoHole). Since continuous coring in the hard rock drilling is technically more difficult as compared with the drilling for sedimentary rocks and slow rate of penetration results in consuming much of operation time, the cuttings survey is a unique approach for lithological characterization in the hard rock drilling. In addition, fluid sampling from hard rock core is also difficult, even if core sample is obtained. Thus, the mud logging is especially important for the hard rock drilling, not only minimizing operation time but also maximizing scientific result. In this presentation, we will introduce current technology of advanced mud gas monitoring and discuss on potential of the mud gas monitoring for the hard rock drilling.