The first Turkish oil and gas drilling vessel Fatih has started drilling operations in the Black Sea at the promising Tuna-1 block.
This was stated by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Fatih Donmez , reports “European Pravda” with reference to the Daily Sabah.
“We will search every square meter of our seas for Turkey’s energy independence. If they are there (oil and gas – ed.), We will definitely find them, ” F. Donmez
On June 26, Fatih went on a drilling mission in the region from the northern Turkish city of Trabzon after completion of the installation work.
In order for the ship to be able to navigate under the suspension bridges, the oil rig had to be dismantled on the Bosphorus and reassembled back in the port of Trabzon.
Zone Tuna-1 is located at the mouth of the Danube block at the intersection of the Bulgarian and Romanian maritime borders and the internal waters of Turkey.
Earlier, the Turkish seismic vessel Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa conducted surveys in the Black Sea and identified rich natural gas reserves in the Danube block in Turkish sea waters of the western Black Sea. Romania and Bulgaria have been producing oil and gas in the Danube block for many years.