Ankara, Turkey – Exciting development in the Black Sea! The countdown to cooperation has begun.

After the historic discovery of natural gas, Turkey’s national drilling ships are preparing to work together in the Black Sea. ‘Fatih ‘will dig detection wells, while’ Kanuni ‘ will test them.

Exciting development in the Black Sea! Countdown to cooperation begins

After completing maintenance and technical preparation at Filyos port, the Fatih drilling ship will start drilling at the Turkali-1 well in the Sakarya gas field from next month.

It is expected that additional information about the existing reserve and production potential will be provided by the Turkali-1 well and tests to be carried out in the Sakarya gas field, while the work on this well will also allow a better understanding of the gas potential of the field.

Thus, the Turkali-1 well will be one of the first detection wells dug by the Fatih drilling ship and will play an important role in clarifying the technical characteristics of the site.

Fatih drilling ship will conduct legal well tests while drilling detection wells in the Sakarya gas field, where gas was discovered, and will provide the necessary data to develop the field.

A total of 40 production wells will be opened within the scope of Turkey’s activities in the Black Sea.

18 percent of the inside of the Economic Zone was scanned
About 33 thousand square kilometers (18 percent) of the region located within the 180 thousand square kilometers of the Black Sea, Turkey’s economic exclusive area, were scanned by 3-dimensional seismic studies.

10 thousand 700 square kilometers in size and 3-dimensional seismic studies will be carried out in the Sakarya gas field, currently 2 thousand 200 square kilometers in the section of seismic studies have been completed. Natural gas was also discovered in 225 square kilometers of this area.

Seismic work on the 8,500 square kilometer area of the Sakarya gas field will begin in November. As a result of 5-6 months of work here, seismic data will be taken towards the first half of 2021.

In light of these data, new exploratory drilling will be decided at the site.