May 08, 2023

?ehit Aybüke Yalç?n-1 exploration well is drilled 20km northwest of Cizre and 7km northeast of ?ehit Esma Çevik field which now produces approximately 10.000 bbls/day and became the highest producing onshore field of TPAO in a very short period of time. ?ehit Aybüke Yalç?n-1 was drilled to 2771 meters of total depth and encountered more than 162 meters of light oil-bearing reservoir as of yet in Cretaceous Carbonates. ?ehit Aybüke Yalç?n-1 is located in the Gabar mountains in the Southeastern part of the country. The new discovery has an estimated OIP of 1 billion bbls and it represents the largest oil discovery onshore in Turkey with further prospects to be explored in the frontier Cudi-Gabar area. This exploration success is expected to give a major boost to ??rnak’s economic growth in the coming decades and to help achieving Türkiye’s objective of energy independence. Melih Han Bilgin, TPAO’s Chairman and CEO said ‘’This is the largest onshore discovery in Türkiye and gives TPAO a chance to build a new regional office in ??rnak. Developing ?ehit Aybüke Yalç?n and ?ehit Esma Çevik with further discoveries will not only channel capital to stimulate economy in ??rnak, but also let TPAO built a state-of-the-art oil refinery to unlock the potential in the region including the fields in neighboring countries.” TPAO will drill back-to-back appraisal wells and conduct well tests to construct the full-field development plan until the end of 2023. Test production from ?ehit Aybüke Yalç?n is already started as of end of April 2023 and the production target is set to 100.000 bbls/day, boosting oil production in Türkiye by more than twofold. Additional exploration wells are to be spudded in Cudi-Gabar area in H2-2023. A FEED agreement has already been signed for the pipeline’’.
(Source: TPAO/The Eastern Herald/Daily Sabah – Image: Alucra Haber)