Turkish drillship Fatih embarks for new spot in Black Sea

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Turkey’s first drilling vessel has set off from a port in northern Zonguldak province on a journey toward its new location in the Black Sea to carry out drilling activities, the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) said Tuesday, APA-Economics reports citing Daily Sabah.

Fatih earlier this year carried out and completed drilling operations at the Türkali-1 and Türkali-2 wells in the Sakarya gas field in the Black Sea, where it last year found 405 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in what was the country’s largest-ever discovery.

The gas was found at the Tuna-1 location, located about 100 nautical miles north of Turkey’s Black Sea coast.