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Turkey strikes oil in southeastern province

10 March 2011 [14:50] - TODAY.AZ
Turkey struck oil with a gravity of 22 degrees near Cinar town of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Anadolu News Agency reported.

Guney Yildizi Oil Production Company teams struck oil at 1,500 meters after starting to drill in the region of Altunakar, 5 kilometres from the town, two months ago.

Tests revealed that that the oil had a gravity of 28 degrees. The company is expected to make a statement soon about the oil reserve in the region.

The API scale was designed so that most values would fall between 10 and 70 API gravity degrees. Medium oil is defined as having an API gravity between 22.3 degrees API and 31.1 degrees API. (870 to 920 kg/m3).


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