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Beanibazar well

8 mmcfd gas adds to nat’l grid from today

Published : 27 Nov 2022 09:15 PM

The newly active Beanibazar well located in Sylhet will include eight million cubic feet (mmcf) of gas to the national grid daily from today.

The testing activities of Beanibazar well have been done and all technical preparations of supplying gas to the national grid at final stage have been completed, said Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) Managing Director Md Mizanur Rahman.

He expected that around eight million cubic feet (mmcf) of gas would be extracted from this well for the national grid daily from Monday (today).

 As per the SGFL sources, the gas supply to the national grid will begin from well number 1 of Sylhet's Beanibazar gas field from today which was abandoned for five years.

Mizanur said that gas can be supplied to the national grid from 12:00 pm today (Sunday).

 However, subject to the final approval of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, the gas supply to the national grid will start from tomorrow (Monday) morning, he added.

 Currently, around seven million cubic feet gas is being supplied to the national grid from well number-2 of Sylhet's Beanibazar gas field, he said.

On November 10 Sylhet Gas Fields authorities detected presence of gas in Beanibazar-1 gas field which was abandoned 5 years ago. 

On that day, talking to reporters, Managing Director of Sylhet Gas Fields Engineer Md Shahinur Islam said the testing of Beanibazar-1 well started today (November 10) and the presence of gas has been confirmed.

The test shows some 10 million cubic feet of gas flow at 3,100 pH pressure, he said, adding that testing in the well will continue for the next three days.

On September 10, the authorities of the field started workover on the well declared abandoned in 2016 after the extraction of 35 billion cubic feet of gas from 3,450 meters of depth.

A 3D seismic survey project has been taken for Beanibazar upazila, he said, adding that if the project is completed by 2023-24, plans to dig new wells will be taken up.

Of the abandoned gas wells under Sylhet Gas Fields, four wells -- Kailashtila-2, Rashidpur-2, Rashidpur-5 and Haripur-7 -- are planned for workover on a priority basis.