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Abandoned Beanibazar well adds 8mmcf/d gas to nat’l grid from today

Abandoned Beanibazar well adds 8mmcf/d gas to nat’l grid from today

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SYLHET: An additional 8 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcf/d) is set to be added to the national grid from a previously abandoned well of Sylhet's Beanibazar gas field from today, reports UNB.

The well no 1 of the gas field will supply the gas to the national grid, said Sylhet Gas Field Limited (SGFL) General Manager Abdul Jalil Pramanik on Sunday.

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) started digging the abandoned well on September 10 and confirmed the finding of the gas reserve on November 10.

Abdul Jalil said, “We completed all the experimental work this afternoon.”

After the gas pressure test (testing) work, all the technical preparations have been completed for gas supply to the national grid at the final stage, he added.

“If everything goes well, gas supply will start from this well to the transmission line from Monday morning,” Jalil said.

The Beanibazar gas field is under Sylhet Gas Field Limited (SGFL). About 7 million cubic feet of gas per day is being supplied to the national transmission line from well number 2 of this gas field.

According to SGFL sources, there are two wells in Beanibazar under Sylhet Gas Field. Production from well no 1 started in 1999 and was closed in 2014.       Production resumed in well no 1 at the beginning of 2016 and was stopped again at the end of the same year. From then the well remained abandoned.

Managing Director (MD) of SGFL Md Mizanur Rahman said this well has more than 70 billion cubic feet of gas stored at a depth of 3,254 meters currently. After the gas pressure test, it was found that the well is capable of supplying 10 to 12 million cubic feet of gas per day.

However, eight million cubic feet of gas will be supplied per day considering various technical aspects. It is expected to provide 125 to 130 barrels of condensate gas per day as a by product.

The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has asked to finish the ancillary work quickly after getting gas in well number 1 of Beanibazar gas field and supplying it to the national transmission line, he added.

Besides, the three-dimensional seismic survey is going on in different areas of Beanibazar. There is a possibility of getting a new gas field from that survey, said SGFL MD.

By the year 2025, all the companies in the country have taken a plan to increase 618 million gas by digging (work over) about 46 wells, he added.

At present, there are five gas fields under SGFL--Haripur gas field, Rashidpur gas field, Chhatak gas field, Kailashtila gas field and Beanibazar gas field. Among these, Chhatak gas field is abandoned while the remaining 12 wells are currently producing 91 million cubic feet of gas per day.