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Maintaining D/V Chikyu as the most advanced scientific deep-sea drilling vessel requires much work in the field of drilling engineering. This is why CDEX engineers work constantly on developing new technologies to achieve ultra-deep water and ultra-deep drilling, improving the collection of high quality core out of various kinds of formations, and other improvements, etc.

Developing the advanced technology needed to make important contributions in scientific ocean drilling is essential. Our engineering advances will help Chikyu access the Earth’s living mantle, up to now an untouched frontier.

Chikyu’s advanced ultra-deep-water riser and drilling technology includes:

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