Development in Natural Gas News: Pipes to the Sea Today
For the transportation of 540 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea to land, a 170-kilometer line of natural gas pipeline will be laid in Zonguldak with the participation of Erdogan today. On the other hand, the works of laying pipes on land to connect the natural gas to the main distribution line have started.
Efforts continue uninterruptedly in order to make natural gas available to citizens in the Black Sea in 2020. In order to realize the project, which will mark many firsts, 4,200 people at sea and on land, 16 ships, 3 of which are ships, are drilling, and they support the efforts to land the gas. The ongoing works at 2,200 meters below the sea and on land continue as planned.
Pipes Will Go to Sea Today
Another important step will be taken today in the Filyos Valley Project, one of the world’s leading projects. Pipe loading to the ship “Castroro 10”, which will pass through the Dardanelles and Istanbul Straits and reach Filyos Port on June 7, continues at the port, the pipes that will carry natural gas will descend to the seabed in shallow sections of 5 kilometers. . . Deniz’s first pipe lowering will take place today at 16.00 with a ceremony that President Erdoğan is expected to attend.
They Work Uninterruptedly
The works of Zonguldak, which is known as the “capital of coal” and started to be known as the capital of natural gas with the latest discovery, continue 7 days and 24 hours at the port in Filyos town of Çaycuma district. In Filyos, where approximately 21 thousand 12 meters of pipes have been delivered to the port so far, the final shipment is planned to be completed this month. After the operations of the ship “Castoro 10”, the ship “CastorONE” will come to Turkey to lay pipes in the deep sea.
Ready in 2023
First of all, 6 to 10 wells will be connected to the production system to be established under the sea in the Sakarya Gas Field, and 10 million cubic meters of gas will be produced daily from these wells and given to Turkey’s natural gas network in 2023. While this amount corresponds to 3.5-4 billion cubic meters on an annual basis, production will gradually increase as in such areas in the world. While the highest production level in the Black Sea is expected to be reached in 2027-2028, 40 million cubic meters of natural gas per day and approximately 15 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year will be produced in this period.
Erdogan Gave Good News
President Erdogan announced on August 21, 2020 that the Fatih drilling ship had discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Danube-1 well in the Sakarya Gas Field in the Black Sea. This discovery was recorded as the biggest gas discovery in the history of Turkey. Erdogan announced that the total amount of reserves reached 405 billion cubic meters with an increase of 85 billion cubic meters detected in the Danube-1 well on October 17, 2020. The total gas reserves in the Black Sea reached 540 billion cubic meters. After the discovery of 135 billion cubic meters in the Amasra-1 well. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez also announced that Black Sea gas will be used in kitchens next year.