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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 October 31, 2018 total 812.140  billion cubic feet or 58.55% 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 October 2018, average 28.04 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 11.84  bbls condensate is produced daily with gas as by-product. In October 2018, condensate/gas ratio and water/gas ratio of this field are 0.4221 and 2.567 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 compressors, two compressors are running and another one is standby.