Turkey gets a fourth latest-generation drillship to continue exploring new gas fields
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Denys Bédarride
Sunday 29 May 2022 Last update on Sunday, May 29, 2022 At 7:30 AM

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez announced that the fourth drillship arrived in the country on May 19 to join the drillship fleet.

He told a May 16 meeting in Istanbul on oil industry technology that the fourth drillship had spent nearly two months sailing to Turkey. He explained that the ship, which will first head to the port of Mersin in the south of the country, will stay there for about two months to complete the necessary preparations for the exploration.

Fatih Donmez reminded that the mentioned vessel will start excavation works after its painting is completed and other tests are completed. He also clarified that the fourth drillship is ranked among the seventh generation deep drillships, pointing out that no drillship surpasses them in terms of technologies.

In a related context, the Turkish minister said that they had drilled 112 wells onshore in the past year, underlining his intention to increase this number to 150 wells by the end of 2022.

The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously announced the discovery of the largest gas field in the history of Turkey in the Black Sea, with a reserve of 320 billion cubic meters, then he later announced more estimates. high after discovering an additional 85 billion cubic meters.

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