TPAO discovers large field onshore Turkey

May 4, 2023
State-owned Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) made a large discovery in exploration well Şehit Aybüke Yalçın-1 in the frontier Cudi-Gabar area, 20 km northwest of Cizre and 7 km northeast of Şehit Esma Çevik field, onshore Turkey.

State-owned Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) made a large discovery in exploration well Şehit Aybüke Yalçın-1 in the frontier Cudi-Gabar area, 20 km northwest of Cizre and 7 km northeast of Şehit Esma Çevik field, onshore Turkey.

The well was drilled to 2,771 m TD and encountered more than 162 m of light oil-bearing reservoir (41° API) in Cretaceous carbonates. The well is flowing at 10,000 b/d.

The new discovery has 1-billion bbl estimated OIP and is the largest oil discovery onshore in Turkey with further prospects to be explored in the frontier Cudi-Gabar area.

TPAO will drill back-to-back appraisal wells and conduct well tests until end 2023 to construct a full-field development plan. Field test production has begun, and the field is expected to produce 100,000 b/d, doubling Turkey’s oil production.

A front-end engineering and design agreement has already been signed for the pipeline.

TPAO holds 100% interest in blocks AR/TPO/K/M48-D2, D3, D4 and AR/TPO/K/N48-A1, A3, A4 in Cudi-Gabar.