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Turkey to start using gas from Black Sea in 2023

Turkey to start using gas from Black Sea in 2023

According to the Anadolu Agency, Turkey will start using gas from the Sakarya Gas Field in the Black Sea during the first quarter of 2023.

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Last year, Turkey's first national drill ship Fatih discovered 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas at the Tuna-1 well located about 170 kilometers off Turkey's Zonguldak coast, the country's largest discovery ever in its history and the largest offshore gas discovery worldwide in 2020.

The Fatih drillship continued drilling appraisal wells in the region, the first of which was completed at the Turkali-1 last month. The drillship is currently working on the second well, the Turkali-2, at water depths of 3,050 meters, the sources said.

Fatih will drill 10 Turkali wells in the Sakarya gas field over the next two years, each at a diameter of 2 kilometers.

In the field, the Fatih drilling ship continued drilling assessment wells, the first of which was completed last month at Turkali-1. The drill ship is currently operating on the Turkali-2 second well at a water depth of 3,050 meters, the sources said.

Over the next two years, Fatih will drill 10 Turkali wells in the Sakarya gas field, each with a diameter of 2 kilometers.

In 2028, field production will increase steadily to hit a plateau of around 15 bcm, which is enough to meet 30 percent of the country's annual gas demand. Turkey will complete the drilling of a total of 40 output wells by 2028.

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