First pipes laid as Turkey to start pumping Black Sea gas in...

First pipes laid as Turkey to start pumping Black Sea gas in Q1 2023


Turkey on Monday laid the primary lines for the pipeline network that will bring coastal flammable gas, which the nation has found in the Black Sea, as it tries to begin siphoning the gas toward the start of the following year.

The pipeline that will associate the wells in the Sakarya gas field to the gas handling office in the Filyos port in the northern Black Sea area of Zonguldak will begin siphoning the gas as of the principal quarter of 2023, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.

Found nearly 150 kilometers (93 miles) off the shoreline of Turkey in the Black Sea, the gas field is home to the country’s biggest ever flammable gas revelation. Its Fatih drillship found 540 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas there in August 2020.

The pipeline that will extend around 170 kilometers and associate the wells in the district to the primary network will be laid at a water profundity of 2,200 meters.

“In the main quarter of 2023, we will have moved 10 million cubic meters of gaseous petrol each day, which will be created in the principal stage, to our public transmission framework,” Erdoğan told an occasion in Filyos.

“Sakarya Gas Field will arrive at top creation from 2026,” Erdoğan said.

The work on the gas handling office in Filyos is likewise in progress. Around 4,200 laborers are supposed to be participated in its development cycle.

Turkey sees energy as “the way to provincial participation, and not an area of strain and struggle,” Erdoğan said.

“We will proceed with our battle in a multi-layered way until we make Turkey a country that has totally tackled the issue of energy supply security,” he added.

Additionally tending to the occasion, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said the gas field will stand out forever as the world’s quickest seaward field improvement project from investigation to the principal creation.

“Today, we will lay the primary lines that will convey the Black Sea gas from the ocean to the land,” Dönmez said.

The gas field in the Black Sea is the principal remote ocean flammable gas creation site in Turkey, “however it won’t be the last,” the minter added.

The principal stage will see 10 million cubic meters of gas each day being conveyed, a figure that will increment to 40 million cubic meters in the subsequent stage, Dönmez noted.

The creation of 35,000 lines, which will be laid on the seabed, is finished, he said and added that 95% of the lines have been sent.

In the mean time, Erdoğan additionally declared that Turkey’s fourth boring boat has been named Abdülhamid Han, one of the kings of the Ottoman Empire.

“We genuinely must make such a verifiable disclosure with completely homegrown assets,” he added.

Turkey presently has three drillships, Fatih, Kanuni and Yavuz, working in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.