“Amid maritime boundary disputes within the japanese Mediterranean and after a 2020 gasoline subject discovery the Black Sea, Turkey’s state-owned oil and gasoline firm is finalizing the acquisition of a fourth drilling ship to increase its power growth actions”, Al-Monitor reported.
The Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) is finalizing a deal to accumulate the ultra-deepwater drillship Bolette Dolphin from the Norwegian Dolphin Drilling, for a yet-to-be disclosed sum.
The buy would add a fourth drilling ship to the corporate’s fleet, which incorporates two extra seismic exploration vessels, and comes after a yr marked by maritime boundary disputes within the japanese Mediterranean stemming from Turkish power prospecting actions in areas claimed by Greece and the Republic of Cyprus.
Turkey largely suspended its power tasks within the japanese Mediterranean after EU leaders agreed in December to attract up sanctions over the nation’s actions and Ankara resumed high-level talks with Athens to de-escalate tensions in January.
In August, Turkey introduced the invention of the Sakarya gasoline subject 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of its Black Sea coast. The reserves are estimated to carry 405 billion cubic meters of pure gasoline, about eight occasions the nation’s annual consumption, opening the way in which to much less dependence on power imports.
Officials plan to determine as much as 40 wells within the subject, the place drilling actions are ongoing, and Turkish
The Bolette Dolphin was in-built 2014 at Hyunday’s Ulsan shipyard in South Korea. According to the Infield rig database the drillship is at present chilly stacked within the Canary Islands. The vessel, contracted by Anadarko accomplished drilling campaigns in West Africa and Colombia. In July 2017, Anadarko terminated its contract with Dolphin Drilling.
Dolphin Drilling, a pioneer in North Sea drilling, operates immediately three growing old mid-water drilling models, Borgland Dolphin, Bideford Dolphin, Blaclkford Dolphin
TPAO beforehand acquired the ex. Deepsea Metro I named Kanuny and the ex. Deepsea Metro II named Fatih. The Turkish oil firm acquired the Sertao drillship beforehand chartered by Petrobras in Brazil. The vessel was renamed Kanuni.
(Source: TPAO/Al-Monitor/Dolphin Drilling/Daily Sabah – Image: Bolette Dolphin anchored in Las Palmas/mv Dirona)
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