TPAO expands oil & gas exploration in Turkish provinces
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) is expanding the territory of oil and gas exploration in Turkey's provinces, Trend reports referring to the country's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
The ministry noted that the TPAO has obtained a license for oil and gas exploration in Turkey's Edirne, Tekirdag, Canakkale, Nigde, Sirnak, Hakkari, Adana and Hatay provinces.
"The TPAO will conduct oil and gas exploration at the offshore section of Hatay and Adana provinces," the ministry said.
The TPAO appealed to the ministry to obtain a license for oil and gas exploration in March-April 2018.
The law permitting oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey in April 2014. The ministry said that 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.
Turkey also plans to establish a new company for the exploration of oil and gas abroad.
The new company is expected to be engaged in oil and gas exploration in Central Asia and Africa.
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