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Contract for a scientific research well near Erfurt, Germany

17. June 2013

By order of the University of Jena (Germany), H Anger’s Söhne is currently drilling the research well INFLUINS (“Integrierte Fluiddynamik im Sedimentbecken”, ie Integrated Dynamics of Fluids in Sediment Reservoirs).

INFLUINS is an extensive, interdisciplinary research project of the University of Jena, with more than 50 scientists involved, that examines the movement of fluids and gases in the subsurface.

Other project partners in this project for scientific research are:

  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) [Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources]

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

  • Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena (MPI-BGC)

  • Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics – LIAG

  • Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V. (IPHT)

  • Thüringer Landesanstalt für Umwelt und Geologie (TLUG) [Regional institute for environment and geology Thuringia]

The prerequisite for the entire project is the well at the centre of the Thuringian Basin that is being constructed by Anger near Erfurt since May 2013. In this well and its surroundings, different experiments are carried out in order to explore the behaviour of various fluid flows at different levels of depth.

Cores of an extremely high quality are essential for this project, so that information about geological development and rock composition can be as precise as possible. Due to our many years of experience and expertise as well as a huge number of successfully carried out coring projects, H Anger’s Söhne was selected to drill the well for this complex project.

“It was a great opportunity for many interested people to visit and have a look at the research well and the scientific works on site. The guided tours offered were all booked out.” (Annett Habisreuther, administrative project coordinator INFLUINS)

The research well meets with great interest to the general public as well. Thus, in July, on the “Day of the open well”, all people interested were able to take a guided tour around the drilling rig and to have a look at the first results in the form of the recovered cores from more than 300 m of depth.

Learn more about INFLUINS here.