Türkiye discovered 150 million barrels of net oil reserves in a southeastern mountain, valued at $12 billion, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday.
“We discovered 150 million barrels of net oil reserves in Gabar Mountain. It is one of the top 10 onshore discoveries in 2022. The reserve value is approximately 12 billion dollars,” Erdogan said after the Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara.
Ankara aims to increase its daily production to 100,000 barrels in the centennial of the Republic of Türkiye, with more seismic research, more drilling, and productivity-enhancing methods, he added.
The region where the new discovery of oil reserves was made has been named after Gendarmerie Esma Cevik. He was martyred in the mine clearance work on Gabar Mountain.