Three weeks into the drilling phase of DT-1b, the hole’s current bottom is at 175 m below surface. There have been smooth and efficient days with night shifts, other days with more or less improvisation, rig change, minor fracture zone, and other adventures. The weekly shifts rotate and we look forward to a first logging session in the coming weeks.
On October 6th 2022, the first hole (DT-1b) of project DIVE has started the drilling operations just outside Ornavasso. Bedrock was encountered within a meter from the surface, as predicted by subsurface geophysical surveys by MUL. Partners from numerous countries gather on site to set the routine workflow in the coming days. Updates can be followed at THIS ICDP weblink.