The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. Drilling began on 24 May using the Uralmash -4E , and later the Uralmash series drilling rig. Boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. In terms of true vertical depth , it is the deepest borehole in the world.
To him, this was important. Getting to know the extremes of our planet is something all of us enjoy doing. As human beings, we are curious and adventurous, we always want to go further, higher and deeper. Breaking the natural boundaries is what we do on a daily basis, since the beginning of our existence.
Scientific drilling into the Earth is a way for scientists to probe the Earth's sediments , crust , and upper mantle. In addition to rock samples, drilling technology can unearth samples of connate fluids and of the subsurface biosphere , mostly microbial life , preserved in drilled samples. Most of the technology used for drilling come from advances in the oil and gas industry. Scientific drilling on the continents includes drilling down into solid ground as well as drilling from small boats on lakes.