Turkiye Starts Drilling New Exploration Well On Black Sea Shelf

(MENAFN- AzerNews) By Alimat Aliyeva

Turkiye has started drilling a new exploration well in the BlackSea in order to search for new gas deposits, Azernews reports.

"The Fatih drilling vessel has started drilling a new Gektepe-2well at the Sakarya gas field. By increasing gas production on theone hand, we will continue exploration in new areas," the ministerwrote today on his account on the social network“X”.

The Sakarya gas field is located 150-170 km from the coast ofTurkiye on the shelf of the Black Sea. It was opened on August 21,2020 by drilling the TUNA-1 ultra-deepwater exploration well fromthe sixth-generation Turkish drilling vessel Fatih.

At the initial stage, it is planned to produce about 10 millioncubic meters of gas per day at this field, or from 3.4 billion to 4billion per year.

By 2028, the volume of daily production should reach 40 millioncubic meters (15 billion cubic meters per year).



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