Fraunhofer IEG operates simulator for drilling at depths up to 5,000m

A research team from Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG (Fraunhofer IEG) has developed a test rig that simulates downhole conditions at several thousands of metres below the earth’s surface.

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Geotechnologies department staff from Fraunhofer Research Institution prepare the deep geothermal drilling rig simulator for testing

Analysing these experiments enables operators to optimise drilling during the planning and the operating stage and helps them develop and test new drilling tools for geothermal well, thus minimising