According to international ship tracking data, the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha seismic exploration vessel is operating in the Eastern Black Sea, off Ordu-Samsun.
Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, who has been operating in the region since 7 April, is expected to continue his seismic studies for a while.
While Turkey has been conducting oil exploration and production on land for many years, it has started to focus on oil exploration activities in the seas.
Barbaros can examine the geological structures 8 thousand meters below the sea.
Seismic data collection projects continue in Turkey’s marine exploration, exploration and operation license areas. This activity, which was previously performed as a service purchase, is carried out with domestic resources thanks to the Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa seismic research vessel, which was included in the inventory of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) at the end of 2012.
Purchased on December 31, 2012 for 130 million dollars, the ship Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha can examine geological structures 8 thousand meters below the sea and collect two- and three-dimensional seismic data. With a gross weight of 4,711 tons, the ship can automatically determine its direction and position via satellite communication. The ship, which is 84 meters long and 21.6 meters wide, has a helipad.
The ship, which also has the feature of working on glaciers, works with diesel propulsion. Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha is described as one of the most environmentally friendly ships compared to its counterparts with its seismic sound source, high-spec catalytic converters, double hull and water cleaning systems.
Minister Dönmez drew attention to the possibility of oil in the Eastern Black Sea Region.
After the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez’s statements on 20 April that there is oil expectation in the Eastern Black Sea region, the attention focused on this region.
Dönmez said that after the Western Black Sea natural gas is supplied to the system, they will focus on exploration activities in the Central and Eastern Black Sea Region and they expect oil discovery in the Eastern Black Sea Region.
Speaking to reporters in Eskişehir on May 8, Dönmez said, “Now, we are searching the Black Sea from west to east. On the one hand, our seismic research ships first conduct preliminary surveys and geological studies. We can probably conduct a new exploratory sounding off Ordu this year. Again, we have some locations with oil potential off Rize in the Eastern Black Sea Region. We can do another drilling there as well.” had used the words.
Turkey’s daily oil production is expected to rise to 180 thousand barrels
Turkey, which has signed giant projects in the field of energy in recent years, has come one step closer to its goal of becoming a fully independent country in energy with the new discovery in Gabar.
President Erdoğan announced that a field with a net oil reserve of 150 million barrels was discovered in Gabar Mountain in December last year. With the discovery in question, Turkey’s producible oil reserves increased from 450 million barrels to 600 million barrels.
Erdogan announced last week that an exploration with a daily oil production capacity of 100 thousand barrels was made at Martyr Aybüke Yalçın Field in Gabar. TPAO had announced that the total on-site oil reserve amount of the new discovery in the Martyr Aybüke Yalçın Field was estimated to be approximately 1 billion barrels and its market value to be 75-80 billion dollars.
According to the data of the General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs, Turkey’s daily oil production reached 80 thousand barrels by the end of 2022. With an additional production of 100 thousand barrels per day from Martyr Aybüke Yalçın Field, it is aimed to increase Turkey’s oil production to 180 thousand barrels.