Drilling for knowledge

January 11, 2015

Researchers from around the world are currently studying the evolution of the planet based on information provided with the help of Atlas Copco and a 2.5 kilometer deep drill hole.

Looking at life 2.5 kilometers down

The investigation focuses on tectonics, geophysics, geothermal activity, hydrogeology and the deep biosphere. But one of the more exciting aspects being undertaken by microbiologists is to identify microbes and bacterias – in short to find out what kind of life exits 2.5 km below the surface.

"This is an amazing project and there are many different areas of investigation underway that can make a significant contribution to our understanding of these processes"

Henning Lorenz, Department of Engineering Geology.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.

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