Oil discovered in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Oil deposits were discovered in Turkey’s Siirt province, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish media.
The oil was discovered at a depth of 715 meters during explorations.
Explorations in the province have been carried out for the past two years.
Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources told Trend that Turkey expanded the territory for oil and gas exploration operations.
If earlier, there were problems with oil and gas exploration in several eastern provinces, hydrocarbon fields are now being explored in those provinces, the ministry said.
A law permitting oil exploration in forests and national parks came into force in Turkey in April 2014.
The ministry said 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.
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