World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz on Wednesday announced that they have bought a seismic vessel to conduct two and three dimensional seismic surveys in the seas of Turkey.
Yildiz stated that they have come to an important point in search of oil and natural gas in the seas as they were at the final stage of the project ongoing for nearly seven months.
Announcing that they have bought a seismic vessel that proved its success in the international arena in 2D and 3D seismic surveying, Yildiz said, "We made a payment of 130 million USD and the vessel is to pass the Canakkale Strait on Wednesday and then head for Istanbul."
He mentioned that the vessel would conduct searches in the Black Sea and then in the Mediterranean Sea, Yildiz said, "Our Prime Minister approved the name of "Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa" upon my offer. The seismic vessel is to strengthen the basis for international agreements in addition to our search from the land."
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