Modern exploration by deep slim hole drilling and wire line coring

  • Günter Peterson
Conference paper
Part of the Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust book series (EXPLORATION)


There is one obvious factor that seems crucial to the fate of exploration. This is the price of crude oil, gas and mineral products. With today’s low prices and the expectation of only moderate increases for the next time new and improved techniques is a response of the drilling industry to the present and future challenge.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Peterson
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  1. 1.Gewerkschaft Walter AktiengesellschaftEssenWest-Germany

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