Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez answered questions on the agenda on a private television channel.
Turkey 14 months ago will not start reminding begin seismic studies, there were more than 320 billion cubic meters of reserves, so he said the upward revision in reserves will remain.
Dönmez, Turkey Petroleum (TP), noting that it is a company that has close partnerships in oil and natural gas fields in the region, "Russia's various locations, we have our oil field in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this sense, TP became a serious player in its region. Our intention is to take this globally. We are number one among the discoveries at sea in 2020. " he spoke.
Stating that production will begin in the wells drilled in the Black Sea and the use of natural gas will reach 2023, Minister Dönmez said, “As we open the wells, we will start production from those wells. We have been receiving gas from Kıyıköy, together with TurkStream, from the Bulgarian border for many years and we are bringing natural gas to 81 provinces. We will connect the natural gas here to the main transmission network from Ereğli or Akçakoca. " said.
Dönmez said that only a quarter of the 8 thousand square kilometer TUNA-1 location has been studied and that discoveries may occur in similar structures, “We can find new discoveries in the following layers with high probability. Their depth and length are similar. New good news may come in 2 months. " said.
"LEGAL SHIP WILL BE IN THE BLACK SEA TILL THE END OF THE YEAR"
According to reports in the AAA does not start, expressed Turkey's third drill ship will end the year until the end of the legal process, "will ship in the Black Sea until the end of the legal year. At this point, nearly 40 wells need to be drilled. If a potential is seen, both drill ships will not be enough. " said.
Turkey's Black Sea drilling vessel in his work with the national or Dönmez said the breakdown of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea in the Mediterranean as it was also noted that the evaluation of the seismic data. Dönmez stated that a mapping study was carried out, but contrary to the data in the Black Sea, the drillings in the Mediterranean did not continue.
Minister Dönmez emphasized that drilling activities will continue in regions with potential in the Mediterranean and said, “We have the possibility to find both oil and natural gas. The weight of the discoveries made in the Mediterranean was natural gas. There are points in the same field where oil and natural gas are produced. Our expectation looks like gas, but this will become clear according to the drilling to be made. " found the assessment.
On the other hand, Dönmez pointed out that 30 percent of medium-sized private sector investors are also active in the field of petroleum, and emphasized that the private sector can conduct exploration studies jointly or individually with national organizations because it will be desired by everyone to bring the resources in the public petroleum field to the country.
In Turkey, 53 thousand barrels of daily oil production
Dönmez, referring to Turkey's land in serious conduct drilling operations, drilling carried out each year and that around 100 TP last 20-25 years, he said onshore production to over 50 thousand barrels.
Turkey's close to 1 million barrels per day Dönmez said attention remained low compared to production figures, oil consumption, he said:
- “We need to increase the production figures to 100 thousand barrels per day. We continue increasing our activities on land. With new discoveries in recent years, we have increased our daily production from 42 thousand barrels to 53 thousand barrels. We realize most of our oil production in the Southeast and our natural gas production in Thrace. "
- "We can catch new discoveries in the layers below the area where the discovery is highly possible"
- “As we open the wells, we will start production from those wells. We have been receiving gas from Kıyıköy, together with TurkStream, from the Bulgarian border for many years and we are bringing natural gas to 81 provinces. We will connect the natural gas here to the main transmission network from Ereğli or Akçakoca "
- “Kanuni ship will be in the Black Sea until the end of the year. At this point, nearly 40 wells need to be drilled. If a potential is seen, both drill ships will not be enough "