Turkey's TPAO's discovery of the Sakarya gas field in the Black Sea was awarded "Discovery of the Year" in Wood Mackenzie's survey.
The survey was conducted annually by UK-based global research and analysis company Wood Mackenzie for hydrocarbon exploration and production companies.
Over 200 senior business leaders and experts voted for the discovery that they consider to be the most exciting of the year.
“I can reveal this year's winner is TPAO for the giant Sakarya gas discovery in the deep waters of the Turkish Black Sea. It's a very well-deserved win and we look forward to following the progress as the project moves forward," said Julie Wilson, Director at Wood Mackenzie.
TPAO has been established in 1954 to perform hydrocarbon exploration, drilling, production, refinery and marketing activities on behalf of the Turkish Republic.