Offshore engineering

Sakarya Gas Field contract awarded to consortium

International oilfield services company Schlumberger announced on Oct. 15 a significant contract award by the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO or TP) for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya Gas Field, Turkey's largest gas reserve.

'Ertuğrul Gazi' FSRU vessel now flies Turkish flag

Turkey's first floating LNG storage and gasification vessel (FSRU) "Ertuğrul Gazi" is registered to the Turkish International Ship Registry on March 3.

According to the social media account of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure's General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, Ertuğrul Gazi flew the Turkish flag.

Turkey reportedly purchases fourth drillship

Turkish media on Tuesday were reporting the purchase of a fourth drillship by the government in Ankara.

According to the newspapers Sabah and Yeni Safak, the Turkish government has signed a deal for the acquisition of the deep water drillship Bolette Dolphin, which was built in South Korea 2014 and has been used by a Norwegian company until now.

Greek innovation in offshore wind power

Greek companies have enhanced the dynamic international wind energy field with valuable innovations, especially at sea. Among these innovations is Floatmast, a floating tension leg platform (TLP) mast for offshore wind measurement, which is a world first.

The groundbreaking invention was awarded by the European Commission and granted 2 million euros in funding.

US urges Turkey to seize all activity in Cyprus’ EEZ

The US State Department on Tuesday called on Turkish authorities to cease immediately any "unlawful activities" in Cyprus' territorial sea and remove its drillship, Yavuz.
Turkey has already established a presence in the region with its Yavuz and Fatih drillships and the Barbaros research vessel.

Turkey to send Oruc Reis research vessel to Med in August, minister says

Ankara will dispatch the Oruc Reis research vessel to the Eastern Mediterranean in August, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has said.

The minister denied reports that the Fatih drillship has discovered natural gas in the region and said that it will complete its activities in three to four weeks.