GERMAN DEEP TEST RUNS LONG STRING OF 16 IN.

The German research project to investigate the earth's crust with a 10,000 m (32,800 ft) hole has employed advanced drilling technology to reach a major first stage in the program. Project operator for the Kontinentales Tiefborhrprogram Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KTB), or Continental Deep Drilling Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, said 3,000 m (9,840 ft) of 16 in. casing weighing about 360 metric tons has been run to 3,003 m. The borehole is at Windischeschenbach, Germany,

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