ANS Stratigraphic Test well Photos

Photo of hydrate saturated, fine grained sand core from the Mt. Elbert #1 well

Hydrate saturated, fine grained sand core from the Mt. Elbert #1 well .- click on image to enlarge

Photo of close up of fine grained sand core sample. This sample was taken for porewater geochemical analyses and was hydrate saturated at the time of recovery.

Close up of fine grained sand core sample. This sample was taken for porewater geochemical analyses and was hydrate saturated at the time of recovery.- click on image to enlarge

Photo of close up of fine grained sand core sample being placed in water. Links to video of hydrate dissociating

One visual test used to confirm that a core contains hydrate is to place a small sample from the core in a canister of water. The gas dissociated from the hydrate-bearing sediment is released into the water and bubbles to the surface. In the video sequence shown here, dissociated hydrate gas from a sample of Mt. Elbert #1 core can be seen and heard as it is released into the water. - click on image to view video [MPEG]

Photo of Doyon14 Rig

The Doyon 14 rig on location in the Milne Point Field. The science trailers can be seen in the left foreground.- click on image to enlarge

Photo of Doyon14 Rig in the morning

Early Morning Photo of the Doyon14 Drilling Rig - click on image to enlarge

Photo of NETL Scientist at work in Lab

Eilis Rosenbaum (NETL) working with the NETL thermal properties measurement device - click on image to enlarge

Marta Torres (OSU) in the

Marta Torres (OSU) in the "warm" trailer's porewater geochemistry laboratory - click on image to enlarge

The physical properties and microbiology teams preparing their lab spaces in the

The physical properties and microbiology teams preparing their lab spaces in the "cold" science trailer - click on image to enlarge

Photo of the Pore Water Geochem Team

The porewater geochemistry team includes Marta Torres (Oregon State Univ.), Eilis Rosenbaum (NETL), Warren Agena (USGS), Kelly Rose (NETL) - click on image to enlarge

Photo of Micaela Weeks leading a pre-coring operations safety briefing in the core processing trailer

Micaela Weeks leads a pre-coring operations safety briefing in the core processing trailer

Photo of Marta Torres (OSU) cleaning and preparing an interstitial water/porewater chemistry sample.

Marta Torres (OSU) cleans and prepares an interstitial water/porewater chemistry sample.

Photo of Rick Colwell (OSU, right) and Tom Lorenson (USGS, left) processing with microbiology and headspace gas samples from Mt. Elbert #1 well core.

Rick Colwell (OSU, right) and Tom Lorenson (USGS, left) processing microbiology and headspace gas samples from Mt. Elbert #1 well core.

Photo of Chief scientist, Tim Collett (USGS), examining core from the Mt. Elbert #1 well in preparation for description and sampling.

Chief scientist, Tim Collett (USGS), examining core from the Mt. Elbert #1 well in preparation for description and sampling.

Photo of Warren Agena (USGS) preparing to extract porewater from sediments of the Mt. Elbert #1 well for subsequent geochemical analyses.

Warren Agena (USGS) preparing to extract porewater from sediments of the Mt. Elbert #1 well for subsequent geochemical analyses.

Photo of The Mt. Elbert #1 coring operations science team

The Mt. Elbert #1 coring operations science team. From left to right, Dennis Gamberg (Omni), Bill Winters (USGS), Ray Boswell (NETL/DOE), Eilis Rosenbaum (NETL/DOE), Micaela Weeks (BPX), Kelly Rose (NETL/DOE), Tom Lorenson (USGS), Rajeev Sinha (DGH), Bill Waite (USGS), Tim Collett (USGS), Grant Mabry (Omni), Marta Torres (OSU), Bob Hunter (ASRC), Warren Agena (USGS), and Rick Colwell (OSU). Not pictured, Larry Vendl (BPX)

Photo of Dennis Gamberg (at left) and Grant Mabry, Omni core techs working on Mt. Elbert #1 well core.

Dennis Gamberg (at left) and Grant Mabry, Omni core techs working on Mt. Elbert #1 well core.

Photo of the Sunrising on the Site

Sunrise on the Site - click on image to enlarge

Photo of the Sunrising on the Tundra

Sunrise on the Tundra - click on image to enlarge

 
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