Turkey’s expected shale gas reserves are located in two regions of the country--the northwest, in the Thrace Basin and in the southeast. These are the current targets for shale oil and gas studies and exploration activities. Initial studies show that basins located in the central Anatolia and eastern regions are also worth a detailed look.


Among these, the Dadas Shale—a huge unconventional shale play located in the southeast is significant. The Dadas Shale is at an earlier stage and has the size and most potential to ignite Turkey’s energy sector. It’s a geological look-alike to the Woodford and Eagle Ford shales in the US.


This large shale is estimated to have more than 100 billion barrels of original oil in place (OOIP).


AME licenses & leases cover 192,000 acres of the Dadas Shale