Multi-Well Deep Underground Laboratory (MW-DUL)

in the Songliao Basin N.E. China

Establishing a deep multi-well (1000 - 6000 m) underground laboratory (MW-DUL) using a large number of existing boreholes in Songliao Basin, Northeastern China. The objectives of this laboratory are 1) detection and exploration of the deep biosphere;  2) geological CO2 sequestration; 3) seismic and volcano activity monitoring; 4) sharing well-characterized samples containing possible abiotic methane or other hydrocarbons that can be analyzed in multiple laboratories, sharing data on samples containing abiotic hydrocarbons, and developing new international scientific collaborations.

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