In 1954, after the adoption of the Petroleum Law No. 6326 foreign companies came to Turkey for oil exploration and in 1958, the first petroleum exploration of Adıyaman Region was made by California Asiatic Oil and Texaco Overseas Petroleum at Kahta-1 well in Adıyaman District.

In Adıyaman District Management, 3.2 million crude oil and 563,000 sm3 natural gas were produced in 2014. 12 exploration—appraisal wells were completed as oil well.