Turkey has began preparatory works on Monday for shallow water drilling within the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Mersin in southern Turkey, Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez confirmed.
Speaking on the launch ceremony in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, Dönmez stated the nation would proceed its drilling actions for the exploration of pure gasoline and oil sources within the area as a part of Turkey's intention to be vitality unbiased.
He additionally said that based mostly on the nation's present exploration licenses, Turkish engineers initially plan to open two shallow sea wells.
In the scope of this shallow properly undertaking that can run for 2 months, the primary properly will probably be drilled off the North Erdemli location, 119 sea miles from land and at a depth of round 101 meters.
He defined that Turkey additionally want to diversify its vitality portfolio with new initiatives in several vitality fields.
“Through these drilling actions, and based mostly on these [diversification] methods, not solely will Turkey profit from the outcomes, but in addition regional vitality markets will basically be affected,” he stated.
On Oct. 30, Turkey's first drilling vessel, Fatih, began conducting its first deep drilling in offshore Antalya on the county's southern Mediterranean coast.
Dönmez stated that Turkey would conduct deep drilling works with its personal vessel for the deep-water properly Alanya-1 as a part of its efforts to make the most of its home sources.
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“Our intention is to open two drilling wells on common a 12 months with the Fatih vessel,” Dönmez stated, including that the primary drilling in Alanya-1 is deliberate for a interval of almost 150 days.
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