Türkiye starts drilling new well in Black Sea's Sakarya gas field

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

Türkiye’s “Fatih” drill ship has started operations at its new location at the Goktepe-2 well in the Sakarya Gas Field in the Black Sea, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said.

“We are setting sail for new discoveries in the Black Sea. Our drilling vessel, Fatih, has begun operations in the Sakarya gas field at a well named 'Goktepe-2,'" Bayraktar said.

According to him, Türkiye is simultaneously ramping up production and exploring new fields.

Fatih is the country’s first drill ship and joined the fleet of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation in 2017. In 2020, it conducted its first drilling expedition in the Black Sea. August 21 marked its first success story following a month of work at the Tuna-1 location off the coast of Zonguldak in the Black Sea region.

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