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The Blow-Out Preventer weighs 380-tons
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The Blow-Out Preventer in place on the sea floor CAD computer model
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The 360 degrees thrusters (propellers) keep the ship in position
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The derrick is the symbol of the D/V CHIKYU
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A catwalk to transfer the pipe to the drill floor
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The wheelhouse
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The core cutting area:cores retrieved are cut here into easily handed sizes
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This drill bit attaches to the end of the pipe
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Power Swivel 1
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The CT scanner: Analyze the interior structure of a core without destroying the samples
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The gas chromatograph analyzer: Analyze the gasses and liquids in a core
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Magnetomete: Measure the age of the core by identifying the magnetic field and comparing to known records
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Anaerobic glove box: Use of this vacuum glove box prevents alteration or contamination of the core
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Thin section equipment: The slicer unit is used to create slides used to examine the mineral composition of the core by microscope
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Liquid nitrogen generator
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XRF Core Logger: Analyzes the elements in a core without destroying the samples
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Deep Freezer: Samples are preserved in two freezers between -80 degrees C and -150 degrees C
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The derrick seen from the shipfs deck
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The bow seen from the derrick
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Work on the derrick continues through the night
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The sea from the bridge
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The riser pipe
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Cabin
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Ship name of D/V CHIKYU
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The harvest moon and D/V CHIKYU
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Iron Roughneck
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Catwalk
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Deck crane 1
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Deck crane 2
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Driller's House
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Drill Pipe
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Drill Floor
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Hydraracker
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Power Swivel 2
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Helideck
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Moon pool
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Riser tensioner
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Riser pipe 2
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Life boat 1
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Life boat 2
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smokestack
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Mess room 1
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Mess room 2
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Various kinds of drill bit
 
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