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South China Sea: Chinese experts hopeful of breakthrough in drilling mission

2017-06-15 09:29:39       source:Live Mint

June 14, 2017

"A Chinese drilling mission assisted by an advanced US vessel in the resource-rich South China Sea will lead to a breakthrough in gas, oil and methane exploration besides providing a new insight into the continental shelf break-up, experts have said.

With the help of the US' JOIDES Resolution, one of the world's most advanced ocean-drilling vessels, scientists have logged three sites at some 2,000 meters deep and completed a four-month research mission in the South China Sea, China Youth Daily reported."

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