SYLHET: Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (BAPEX) Sunday started extracting gas from the Koilashtila gas field in the district.
Deputy General Manager (DGM) of Sylhet Gas Field Rownaqul Islam told banglanews that the gas extraction began at 12:40pm in the day from well no-4 of the gas field.
Managing Director of BAPEX Mortuza Ahmad Faruq said there were three gas zones in the well No-4 of the gas field.
A new layer has been identified between upper and middle layers of the well at a depth of 2,722 metre, he said adding “We have confirmed that there is a new gas layer in the well.”
The new zone of the well would add about 20 million cubic feet of gas per day, Bapex managing director said adding that it would take 10 to 12 days to go for commercial production and thus inclusion to the national grid.
Gas production at the well was suspended for several months and the new zone has been detected following a 3D-seismic survey and work-over.
BDST: 1530 HRS, AUG 19, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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