"Abdul Hamid Khan" To the Mediterranean Sea in search of gas. Turkish Energy Minister reveals Turkey’s energy projects

Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said the natural gas exploration vessel Abdul Hamid Khan will begin operations next August in the Mediterranean.

The Turkish minister said during a visit to the port of Tash-Ogo in the state of Mersin (south) that the fourth drilling vessel has the latest technology and is likely to start operating in the Mediterranean in the first half of next year. August.

He noted that Turkey has been continuing its drilling and exploration work in offshore areas for 4 years, and that, according to the Anatolia agency, most of the work is carried out in the Black Sea.

In an interview with Haberturk TV channel today, Thursday, the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources said that by the end of this year, Turkey intends to start developing 10 oil fields in the south of the country.

He said: “Currently, work has begun on the Chukurov-1 and Chukurov-2 fields. These are shallow wells with a depth of 430 and 358 meters, respectively, in which we will achieve our goals faster, and the cost of oil production and investment is much lower, so we can say that we have discovered the highest degree (of commercial oil).

The Turkish minister noted that currently Turkey imports almost all energy resources. “We import almost 92 percent of oil and 99 percent of gas,” the minister added.

Last June, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of oil fields in the Adana region in southern Turkey, oil reserves of which are estimated at one billion dollars.

He added that “the value of the reserves is estimated at about one billion dollars”, stressing that preparations are underway to launch a total of 10 wells by drilling 8 new wells in the same field.

Source: Anatolia + TASS

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