Fossil energy – Black Sea
Turkey’s state oil company TPAO has unveiled another major deepwater gas discovery in the Black Sea that will be incorporated into its two-phase $3.6 billion Sakarya gas project, which is due on stream in 2023.
The Amasra find in Block SC26 has boosted discovered gas reserves in this frontier play to 540 billion cubic metres, or about 19 trillion cubic feet, almost on a par with Chevron ’s Leviathan gas discovery offshore Israel.
Gas from up to 40 subsea wells on Sakarya, in 2200 metres of water, will be transferred to an onshore processing plant at Filyos in Zonguldak province via a pair of 155-kilometre pipelines.
Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) said the Amasra-1 probe hit 135 Bcms — equivalent to about 4.77 Tcf — in 1938 metres of water, having been drilled to a total depth of 3850 metres.