CHINA China’s domestic super drilling rig completes first mission

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China’s domestic super drilling rig completes first mission

Xinhua

10:09, June 03, 2018

The Crust 1 land-based drilling rig system is seen at night in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China, June 1, 2018. Crust 1, a land-based drilling rig, concluded its first mission on June 2, putting China among the front-runners in onshore drilling, along with Germany and Russia. Jointly developed by Jilin University and Sichuan-based Honghua Group, Crust 1 can dig as deep as 10,000 meters and is China’s most advanced land-based drilling rig. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHANGCHUN — Crust 1, a land-based drilling rig, concluded its first mission on June 2, putting China among the front-runners in onshore drilling, along with Germany and Russia.

The four-year mission Songke 2, drilled a 7,018-meter borehole — the first in the world to pass through the continental stratum of the Cretaceous period — in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China.

Jointly developed by Jilin University and Sichuan-based Honghua Group, Crust 1 can dig as deep as 10,000 meters and is China’s most advanced land-based drilling rig.

Plans are afoot to increase its drilling capability to up to 15,000 meters, according to Professor Sun Youhong, director of the Crust 1 project.

The Crust 1 land-based drilling rig system is seen at night in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China, June 1, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A worker makes preparations to operate the Crust 1 land-based drilling rig system in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China, June 1, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A worker conducts machinery check on the Crust 1 land-based drilling rig system in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China, June 1, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

This aerial photo taken on June 2, 2018 shows the Crust 1 land-based drilling rig system during a mission in the Songliao Basin in Northeast China. [Photo/Xinhua]

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