Q. What are the main science objectives of OmanDP?
A. You can read about the objectives and the scientific motivation for the project here
Q. Who is leading OmanDP? Who else is involved?
A. The project is led by primary investigators Peter Kelemen, Juerg Matter and Damon Teagle. You can see who else is involved and what roles they play here.
Q. How many holes have been drilled, how deep and where are they?
A. We have drilled a total of nine fully cored boreholes and six rotary boreholes. The boreholes range in depth from 237 to 400 m. You can find further information here.
Q. When will you carry out CO2 injection experiments?
A. The OmanDP operations do NOT include CO2 injection experiments or geoengineering. This project is designed to observe the natural system using the boreholes and cores. You can find out more about the scientific objectives of the project here.
Q. How can I get involved in OmanDP as a scientist?
A. Operations for Phase 1 & 2 are complete. To find out more, email omandrillingproject@southampton.ac.uk and ask to be added to our mailing list.
Q. How can I get a job with OmanDP?
A. OmanDP is a scientific research operation and as such cannot offer employment. If you are interested in jobs in drilling please contact the drilling companies directly.
Q. Which companies carried out the drilling for OmanDP?
A. Wireline diamond coring was carried out by Geo-Solutions Engineering Ltd. Rotary wells were drilled by Hamood Al Rashidi & Bros. Trading Co. LLC in Phase 1 and by Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services & Trading LLC in Phase 2.
Q. How were the drill sites selected and permitted?
The drill sites were selected based on their geology and taking into consideration logistical issues such as access and space as well as the requirement that no well should be drilled within a 3.5km radius of an existing falaj mother-well. The boreholes were permitted by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman.
Q. How can I access samples/data?
A. Access to samples and data is exclusive to members of the OmanDP Science Party during the moratorium period of 2.5 years post-core description. Rare exceptions to this rule may be allowed; see here for more information.
Q. Where can I find out about the scientific results of OmanDP?
You can find out about events at which results will be discussed on our Events and Outreach page, and publications are listed here. Links to media articles and videos can be found here.
Q. Are there any videos about OmanDP?
A. Videos about OmanDP can be found on our Results and Progress page.