The find will be officially announced this Saturday, from the deck of the drill ship Fatih, where “we will personally witness the efforts on site and announce the amount of the new reserves," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the parliamentary group of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, APA reports citing AA.
The announcement this August of 320 billion cubic meters in Black Sea reserves by the drill ship Fatih made Turkey "very happy," followed by today’s additional good news, he said.
Following this summer’s find, when the Fatih discovered the TUNA-1 well in the Sakarya Gas Field, around 170 kilometers (106 miles) off Turkey's northern coast, Turkish officials had said more reserves might be found soon.
The discovery was the biggest in Turkey's history. Officials have said the gas from the well would be ready for public use in 2023.