Turkey set sail for energy in the EEZ (exclusive economic zone)


Turkish 1st Seismic Research Ship MTA ORUÇ REİS has been delivered to Minister of Energy and National Resources. With 100 million euro cost, MTA ORUÇ REİS is capable of 2D/3D seismic research in deep waters for oil and natural gas resources.

She can sail 35 days continously without any logistic support with 55 person onboard including 28 researcher and 27 ship crew.  The ship has also a wide range of hydrography and oceanography features and a heli-pad for helicopter operations.


Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak announced that Turkey aims at increasing its exploration efforts, both in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

MTA ORUÇ REİS has been built by İstanbul Shipyard which has delivered TCG ALEMDAR (A-582) Submarine Rescue Mother Ship earlier in this year.

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