Projects, infrastructure and international collaboration:
Scientific drilling in Sweden is supported by the Swedish Research Council.
Scientific Drilling Infrastructure
Prof. Leif Bjelm and Dr. Jan‐Erik Rosberg from the Department of Engineering Geology at Lund University have recently comissioned a Christensen surface core drilling rig, model CT20. The CT20 is a new design complying with the latest safety and environmental regulations and it has a technical capacity for diamond core drilling down to 2500 m in NQ‐size. A major part of the in‐hole equipment was delivered by Boart Longyear.
Financed by a grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR), the new scientific drilling infrastructure will be available as an open national resource and is envisaged to be the main drilling platform for projects of the Swedish Deep Drilling Program and all scientific and applied research by Swedish universities and research institutes.
The Department of Engineering Geology at Lund University is overall responsible for the scientific drilling infrastructure and its use.
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This site will be updated when more information becomes available. Please refer to the file below for the CT20 performance specifications.
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