Continental drilling superdeep drilling and deep geophysical research



On August 23–29, 1988, the Ministry of Geology of the U.S.S.R., in cooperation with the Inter-Union Commission of the Lithosphere, sponsored an International Seminar on Superdeep Continental Drilling and Deep Geophysical Research. The seminar was attended by more than 250 geoscientists and engineers representing 20 nations. It was held at the Dobrynin Palace of Culture and Technology in Yaroslavl, a city of some 800,000 people, situated on the Volga River about 200 km northeast of Moscow. The goals of the seminar were to discuss “results and future perspectives of superdeep continental drilling and its relations to deep sounding in the neighborhood of deep wells and on connecting geotraverses (transects).”