Superdeep Tests and Experiments at 9.1 km and 4 km

Ulrich Harms, Jochem Kück


The Continental Deep Drilling Program of Germany (in German: Kontinentales Tiefbohrprogramm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, abbreviated as KTB) was a scientific drilling project near the town of Windischeschenbach, Bavaria. The KTB Depth Laboratory comprises two 9.1 km and 4 km deep, water-filled boreholes in crystalline basement rocks just 200 meters apart from each other. Available equipment such as cables, winches, geophysical borehole tools as well as workshops and office infrastructure allows for in-situ tests and experiments at different pressure and temperature conditions. The two stable wells are large-diameter steel-cased and have been geophysically monitored in detail since 1996.


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Cite article as: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. (2016). Superdeep Tests and Experiments at 9.1 km and 4 km. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A75.




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