DRILLING PROGRESSES ON GERMAN DEEP TEST

Drilling was under way below 1,700 m in a 17 1/2 in. hole early this month on an ultradeep well in Germany, part of a 500 million deutschemarks geoscientific research program. The project is funded by the German Ministry for Research and Technology. Drilling, which began last Oct. 6, is slated to go to at least 10,000 m. If bottom hole temperatures don't exceed 300 C. at the 10 km mark, drilling may continue to as deep as 12,000 m, said Klaus Spannbrucker, spokesman for the project in

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