Bakhrabad Gas Field

 

Bakhrabad gas field lies in the Muradnagar upazila under Comilla district some 40 km away to the east from capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Like Titas & Habiganj fields Bakhrabad gas field was discovered by Pakistan Shell Oil Co. Ltd. in 1969. The Bakhrabad anticline, as defined by seismic, is a narrow, elongate almost symmetrical fold about 69 km long upto 10 km wide. Total recoverable gas reserves of this field re-estimated by Petrobangla is 1,387.00 billion cubic feet (BCF). Commercial gas production from this field was started in 1984 and till August 31, 2017 total 798.748  billion cubic feet or 57.59% percent of reserves has been recovered.

Total 10 (ten) wells have been drilled at 3 (three) nearby locations. Of these wells, 02(two) wells (well # 1 & 9) are vertical while remaining 08 (eight) wells are of deviated type. Maximum 210 million cubic feet of gas was produced daily from this field in 1992. In August 2017, average 34.735 million cubic feet of gas is produced daily from 6 producing wells of this field while production from other 4 wells (well # 1, 4, 6 & 7) remain suspended due to water loading in the production string. Produced gas is processed in 4 nos. Solid Desicant Silicagel type gas process plants and supplied to the Bakhrabad-Demra Transmission Pipe line of Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL). About 13.52 bbls condensate is produced daily with gas as by-product. In August 2017, condensate/gas ratio and water/gas ratio of this field are 0.389 and 2.620 bbl/million cubic feet respectively. Condensate produced at Bakhrabad & Meghna gas field of BGFCL and condensate from Semutung gas field of BAPEX and Bangura gas field of TULLOW are fractionated into MS (Petrol) and HSD (Diesel) in the fractionation plant of this field. The products are being sold to Meghna Petroleum Ltd. & Padma Oil Company Ltd.

With a view to increase the sales line pressure of Bakhrabad gas field three Gas Booster compressors have been installed. The capacity of each compressor is 15 million cubic feet daily. Out of 3 compressor, two compressors are running and another one is standby.