Turkey discovers 'best oil' in southeastern city

Turkey struck oil with a gravity of 28 degrees near Ergani town of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday.

Turkey discovers 'best oil' in southeastern city

Turkey struck oil with a gravity of 28 degrees near Ergani town of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday.

Turkey's Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) teams started to drill a region near the town of Ergani 35 days ago.

Teams struck oil at 1,405 meters of the South Kirtepe-7 well.

TPAO executives said the drilling team handed over the well to production team, and defined the oil with a gravity of 28 degrees as the best oil in the region.

They also said how much oil would be produced from the well would become clear after a pump was assembled on the well.

The American Petroleum Institute gravity, or API gravity, is a measure of how heavy or light a petroleum liquid is compared to water. If its API gravity is greater than 10, it is
lighter and floats on water; if less than 10, it is heavier and sinks.

The API scale was designed so that most values would fall between 10 and 70 API gravity degrees. Medium oil is defined as having an API gravity between 22.3 degrees API and 31.1 degrees API. (870 to 920 kg/m3)


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