ANDRILL: ANtarctic geological DRILLing
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Drill Rig
Check out the technology behind the Drill Rig, and learn how the ANDRILL team drills through the ice shelf and down to the sediment at the sea floor.
The ANDRILL drilling system operated during the MIS and SMS projects is based around a drilling rig constructed by UDR in Brisbane. This type of rig is commonly used in minerals drilling, but has been customized for ANDRILL scientific requirements and for Antarctic conditions.
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ANDRILL Drill Rig in Antarctica ready to be assembled. Photo: ANDRILL SMO.