In the Black Sea, Turkey's drill ship Fatih found 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas in July 2020, and then 135 cm labeled in June 2021.
Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez have stated that the government will be ready to utilize natural gas from its Black Sea discovery in March of 2019.
Donmez stated on Thursday, "I expect we will be able to use this natural gas on land in the first quarter of 2023, in March."
The offshore Sakarya Gas Field's finding of about 540 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas is referred to as the Black Sea discovery.
The nation's drill ship, Fatih, found 405 bcm of gas in July 2020, and then 135 bcm of gas in June 2021.
Both finds are significant for the nation, which depends heavily on pricey imports to meet its energy needs.
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The Yorukler-1 well offshore in the southern province of Antalya is the drill ship Abdulhamid Han's first stop as part of the nation's strategy for hydrocarbon exploration, the minister announced.
The vessel, which has been labeled the strongest in the nation's current fleet of four, will drill exploration wells in the Eastern Mediterranean while the other ships, Yavuz and Kanuni, will carry on with their drilling operations in the Black Sea.
The newest member of the fleet is a seventh-generation ship, one of just five meters on the globe with the ability to drill down as far as 12,200 meters.
After two months of Abdulhamid Han's leadership, Donmez committed to making any discoveries public.