“Aerial Geophysical Exploration Project” of MTA exhibited to the press with the participation of Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Fatih DÖNMEZ

The promotion of the project was held at General Aviation Terminal in Ankara with the participation of Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Fatih DÖNMEZ, Deputy Minister Mithat CANSIZ with the accompanying delegation; General Director of MTA Mr. Cengiz ERDEM, Deputy Director General Mr. Ercan DEMİRYÜREK and Heads of Departments of MTA with the project staff and 30 press members.

“by now, in an effort to prepare the first maps, 570.000 km2 of the area of 820.000 km2 has been explored within the scope of “Aerial Geophysical Exploration Project”, which was 500.000 km2 in 100-day-course of action.” said Minister, stating that, including the area which is difficult to explore due to physical environmental conditions, Turkey’s Aerial Geophysical Maps will be prepared and potential deposits be located.

He also stated that, latest technologies and hardware is used in the project and Turkey is now one of the eight countries in the aerial geophysics sector. The project enables collection of data in shorter time, which would take 250 years and 29 fold more resources with just two teams using classical methods.

Minister emphasized the importance of marine and land research together with aerial geophysical exploration and stated “MTA has carried out 1 Mn 200 thousand meter drilling works. Our year-end target is 1 Mn 600 thousand meters. We, in fact, reached a record high in Turkey. We all know the significance of being an energy independent country. We carry out all works with this responsibility. We work, not only for today, but also for the future of Turkey, 2023, 2053 and 2071 visions.” He finished his speech stating ”The more we use our native resources and develop energy technologies, the stronger we will be on the path of  great and stronger Turkey”


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Date: 23.10.2018


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