Turkey’s Oruç Reis seismic ship has returned to port to resupply, the country’s energy ministry has said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the discovery of the largest ever gas find in Turkey off the Black Sea coast.
Speculation has mounted that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will announce details of a major gas discovery in the Black Sea in Turkey when he speaks later Friday, after vowing to deliver news ushering in a “new era.”
Energy services firm Petrofac has hailed the start of gas injection for a giant project to deliver energy from Russia to Turkey.
Eni has suspended its drilling in an offshore project in the Black Sea over sanctions imposed by the US, according to Reuters.
Russian oil giant Rosneft has spudded the Maria-1 exploration well in the Black Sea.
Shell has agreed a deal with the Bulgarian government to explore for oil and gas in an offshore block in the Black Sea in a bid to end its almost total dependence on Russian natural gas.
A leak on a major Russian oil pipeline has caused a spill in the Black Sea. Officials said stormy weather had hampered efforts to assess the incident.