Ankara, Turkey – Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez: up to 2 months of new news may come in the Black Sea.

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, about the reserve of natural gas discovered in the Black Sea, “we can probably capture new exploration in the layers below the region where the discovery is made. New gospel may come to 2 months,” he said.

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, answered questions on the agenda on a private television channel.

Recalling that Turkey started seismic studies 14 months ago, Dönmez said that there are more than 320 billion cubic meters of reserves, so that the revision of the Reserve will go upward.

Dönmez, Turkey Petroleum (TP) is a company with partnerships in the oil and natural gas fields in the near geography, drawing attention to, “we have oil fields in various parts of Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In that sense, TP became a serious player in his region. Our intention is to take this to a global scale. In 2020, we are number one among the discoveries at sea., “he said.

Opening wells in the Black Sea will go into production and natural gas use will grow to 2023 Minister Dönmez stated, “We will go into production from those wells as we open the Wells. For many years we have been taking gas from the Bulgarian border, along with TürkAkım from Kıyıköy and taking natural gas to our 81 provinces. We will connect the natural gas from Ereğli or Akçakoca to the main transmission grid.” said.

Dönmez, 8 thousand square kilometers of the Danube-1 location is only a quarter of the work done and similar structures could be discovered by conveying that, ” we can probably capture new discovery in the layers below. Their depth and length are similar. New tidings may come in 2 months.” said.

“Kanuni drilling ship will be in the Black Sea by the end of the year”

According to the AA news, Dönmez, Turkey’s third drilling ship law by the end of the year will finish operations by voicing, “the legal ship will be in the Black Sea by the end of the year. At this point, close to 40 wells need to be drilled. Two drilling ships won’t be enough if one potential is seen.” said.

Turkey’s work with national drilling vessels in the Black Sea or the Mediterranean does not distinguish Dönmez stating, as in the Black Sea in the Mediterranean also noted that seismic data has been evaluated. Dönmez said mapping work had been done, but unlike the data in the Black Sea, the continuation of drilling in the Mediterranean did not come.

Minister Dönmez emphasized that drilling activities will continue in regions with potential in the Mediterranean, “we have the possibility of finding both oil and natural gas. The weight of the discoveries made in the Mediterranean was natural gas. There are points where oil and natural gas are produced in the same field. Our expectation seems to be gas, but that will become clear by drilling.”in his assessment.

On the other hand, except TP 30 percent medium-sized private sector investors are also active in the oil field Dönmez pointed out, the private sector can do exploration work with national organizations as a partner or a single because the resources in the oil field that is open to the public to the country is wanted by everyone stressed.

Daily oil production in Turkey 53 thousand barrels

Dönmez said that Turkey is also carrying out serious drilling activities on land, that every year around 100 drilling is done and that TP has increased its onshore production over 50 thousand barrels in the last 20-25 years.

Turkey’s oil consumption of close to 1 million barrels per day compared to the production figure remains low, pointed out Dönmez, said:

  • “We need to increase the production figures to 100 thousand barrels per day. We continue to increase our operations on land. In recent years, with new discoveries, we have increased our daily production from 42 thousand barrels to 53 thousand barrels. Most of our oil production is in the Southeast, and our natural gas production is in Thrace.”
  • “We could probably find new discoveries in the layers below the site where the discovery was made.”
  • “As we drill the wells, we will go into production from those wells. For many years we have been taking gas from the Bulgarian border, along with TürkAkım from Kıyıköy and taking natural gas to our 81 provinces. We will connect the natural gas from Ereğli or Akçakoca to the main transmission network.”
  • “His legal ship will be in the Black Sea by the end of the year. At this point, close to 40 wells need to be drilled. Two drilling ships won’t be enough if one potential is seen”