Turkey sends third drillship to Black Sea
Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez announced that the third Turkish drill ship Kanuni had set sail from Istanbul on Friday en route to the Black Sea.
Dönmez noted that before beginning its task at the Sakarya gas field, the ship will have some maintenance work at the Port of Filyos, on the coast of the sea.
Dönmez announced in the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper that Kanuni will join the Fatih drill ship, which also sailed to the Black Sea from the same location on 29 May, where the vessel discovered 320 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas within a single month.
"The reserves discovered at the Tuna-1 well in the Sakarya gas field were later revised up to 405 billion cubic metres and with that, we finalised our first drilling at Tuna-1," Dönmez stated.
Dönmez also announced on Wednesday that 76 exploration, production and detection wells were opened during the first nine months of 2020, within the scope of hydrocarbon exploration and production activities carried out on land and sea. Three of these were at sea and 73 on land, and drilling of approximately 186,000 meters was carried out.
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