The Cendere oil field in South East Turkey was discovered by a TPAO-ARCO Joint Venture in 1989. The field lies adjacent to the larger Karakus fields. Oil is exported by pipeline to the Karakus gathering station, and from there into the pipeline network supplying the Batman refinery. The operator is continuing to address the declining production from the field. Two development wells were drilled and completed in 2009 and 2012.