Sylhet Gas Fields Ltd eyes 7 times more production by 2025
To face the increasing demand of gas, Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) is working with an aim to increase gas production by 7 times by the end of 2025.
With the help of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (BAPEX), SGFL set a target to produce 618 million cubic feet of gas per day by the deadline from the current 91 million cubic feet of gas production per day, reports our Sylhet correspondent.
To fulfil the purpose, three-dimensional seismic survey for explore new gas reserves, digging of new wells and workover of abandoned wells have been started, said SGFL Managing Director Md Mijanur Rahman.
As part of the progress, the workover of Beanibazar-1 well was inaugurated yesterday (Saturday) at Sylhet's Beanibazar Upazila under the supervision of BAPEX. Earlier, the workover of Sylhet-8 and Kailashtila-7 wells under the same project were completed.
While talking to The Daily Star, Md Mijanur Rahman said, "The Beanibazar-1 well was closed in 2016 after producing 35 billion cubic feet of gas from a depth of 3450m out of 4100m deep well. After removing old pipe, we will interpret the log to confirm presence of the gas and then extraction will be resumed."
"The workover is scheduled to be completed by next December, we are hopeful to produce 7-10 million cubic feet of gas per day. In addition, more than 90 barrels of condensate will be produced daily from this well," he said.
Sylhet Gas Fields Limited is currently producing 91 million cubic feet of gas per day and supplying it to the national grid.
Mijanur Rahman said, "The projects undertaken by SGFL under the patronage of the energy minister, the secretary, and Petrobangla chairman will increase the gas production notably amid the global crisis."
By 2023, another 83 million cubic feet of gas per day in additional to existing 91 million cubic feet of gas per day will be channelled to the national grid by drilling two new wells -- Kailashtila-8 and Sylhet-10, workover of four wells and new pipeline of a well in Rashidpur, he said.
He also said that the production will be increased to 255 million cubic feet by the end of 2024 by drilling a total of six new wells and workover of seven abandoned wells.
"SGFL and BAPEX have agreed to increase the gas production to 618 million cubic feet per day by the end of 2025 and a total of 46 wells will be operation by the time," he added.