Drilling Fluid

2012 Summer

New Drilling Fluid

IDPO worked on investigation of drill fluids identified by other nations, most notably the Danes and Russian/Chinese. A new drill fluid was tested in Greenland this summer (Estisol 140) that appears to be an environmentally friendly drilling fluid that will be useful in extremely cold conditions. Samples of the fluid were obtained from the manufacturer and will be distributed to US ice core laboratories for testing.

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Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from the IDPO-IDDO, you must contact IDPO ( IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu ) at least six weeks before you submit your proposal to obtain a Letter of Support and a Scope of Work document that MUST be included in your proposal.

Program Information

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program conducts integrated planning for the ice drilling science and technology communities, and provides drilling technology and operational support that enables the community to advance the frontiers of climate and environmental science.

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