Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Australian company Transatlantic Exploration Mediterranean International Pty. Ltd. has obtained a license for oil and gas exploration in Turkey, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey told Trend Nov. 30.
The license is issued for oil and gas exploration in a total area of 11,000 hectares in Turkey's Batman province.
"In order to obtain the license for oil and gas exploration in Batman, Transatlantic Exploration Mediterranean International Pty. Ltd. applied to the ministry on May 8, 2018," the ministry said.
Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources had earlier told Trend that Turkey has expanded the territory for oil and gas exploration in the country.
If earlier, there were problems regarding oil and gas exploration in a number of eastern provinces of Turkey, now the exploration is also implemented there.
“Oil and gas exploration is also carried out in the Black Sea,” the ministry said.
The law permitting oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey in April 2014.
According to the report of the ministry, a total of 56 wells have been drilled as part of exploration of new oil and gas fields in Turkey since 2014, of which 54 are onshore, and two are offshore.
In 2017, 1863 exploration projects were carried out in Turkey to search for new oil and gas fields.
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