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Carter County deep storage stratigraphic test begins
News releases on this project can be found at http://www.uky.edu/KGS/announce/carter.htm and http://www.uky.edu/KGS/announce/carter_drill.htm.
The site was prepared during the second week of March for the arrival of the drilling rig.
KGS staff and contractors met at the site on March 15 to plan the project.
Another view of the well site, which is next to Kentucky Hwy. 9, the “Double A Highway,” in Carter County.
The location of the well itself at the site a few days before drilling began.
A view of the drilling rig and casing for the well as the drilling got underway..
The rig floor early during the drilling phase.
Coreheads used for taking rock cores at several points deep in the well.
Another view of the drilling rig in Carter County.
A thirty-foot long core, just pulled from deep in the well on April 1, with the core still inside.
A short section of upper Ordovician shale core pulled from the well.
Stacked sections of upper Ordovician shale pulled from the well on April 1.
A microscope used in one of the trailers at the well site for examining well samples under white and UV light.
Small bags of cuttings taken from the well.
Geology students from the University of Kentucky visit the well site during an April 1 field trip.
A drilling joint just pulled out of the well is laid down as another core is brought to the surface on April 4.
A 90-foot-long core of the Nolichucky member of the Conasauga Group is pulled out of the well.
A piece of the Nolichucky core, just pulled from the Carter County well.
Rick Bowersox, of the KGS Energy and Minerals Section, examines the piece of Nolichucky core.
Samples of deep formations in the well are being provided to the UK College of Pharmacy for research into possible new drugs.