Turkey aims to end energy dependence on foreigners by 2023

Turkey Petroleum Corp said Thursday that it aimed to end Turkey's dependence on foreign energy supplies by 2023.

Turkey aims to end energy dependence on foreigners by 2023

Turkey Petroleum Corp (TPAO) said Thursday that it aimed to end Turkey's dependence on foreign energy supplies by 2023.

Head of TPAO, Mehmet Uysal, told AA in Adiyaman that they aimed at meeting Turkey's energy demand through domestic production.

"We will meet (Turkey's demand) through increasing domestic production in the years to come. Our greatest target is the Black Sea. We aim to meet all of Turkey's demand with
discoveries in the Black Sea," said Uysal.

Uysal said they were currently drilling at 3,000m deep in the Black Sea, expressing his expectancy for a discovery by June.

"If the exploration at the platforms in Black Sea results with discovery, a great production capacity will become available. If everything goes as planned, we will be able to meet Turkey's energy demand through domestic resources," said Uysal.

He said Turkey produced an average of 600,000 barrels of oil per day adding that the annual production reached 12 million barrels, 20% above the projected targets in 2009.

He said they wanted to further increase the production capacity in 2010, noting that the recent discoveries in Batman, Adiyaman and Diyarbakir were promising developments in this respect.

He said the discovery in the Sambayat field in Adiyaman was the largest and the most fertile field discovered in the last decade in Turkey, adding that it was of major significance for Turkey and TPAO.


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