Ayazli partners seeking tie-back potential

TPAO has started exploration drilling on the Bati Ayazli prospect in the Black Sea offshore Turkey using the Grup Servicii Petroliere jackup Saturn.

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ANKARA -- TPAO has started exploration drilling on the Bati Ayazli prospect in the Black Sea offshore Turkey using the Grup Servicii Petroliere jackup Saturn.

Bati Ayazli is in the South Akcakoca sub-basin west of the producing Ayazli gas field. According to TPAO’s partner Stratic Energy, the well is targeting on-trend potential at the reservoir level, evidenced at Ayazli, and a deeper exploration objective.

“We are looking forward to the results of this exploration well which is designed to test two stratigraphically separate levels,” says Dr. Mark Nilsland, Stratic’s COO. “The deeper stratigraphic target has not been tested before in this area and the results will aid our understanding of the deeper potential…the shallower target, if successful, will provide incremental gas production and will be tied back to the existing Ayazli field facility.”

10/07/2009

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