Another drill test finds gas in Ilisha-1 well
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited, BAPEX, has successfully extracted gas from a well named Ilisha-1 for the third time.
The gas was extracted from a separate third level of the well today, said BAPEX's General Manager of Geophysical Department Alamgir Hossain.
BAPEX extracted gas experimentally from the well for the first time on 28th April.
Alamgir Hossain said, according to the initial estimate, 20 to 22 million cubic feet of gas can be available from this well daily, with 180 to 220 BCF of gas reserves.
However, further testing will be conducted to determine the actual production per day. The gas reserves in these wells are 1.7 TCF cubic feet.
The discovery of the Ilisha-1 gas field in Bhola brings hope amidst the high global fuel gas prices and the crisis.
International company Gazprom of Russia conducted the drilling of the well.