Bapex starts drilling well at Fenchuganj today

Bapex starts drilling well at Fenchuganj today
Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) will drill a development well at Baramchal of Fenchuganj-4 well in Sylhet with a prospect of producing 20mmcfd (million cubic feet per day) gas.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith will inaugurate the drilling activities at a function today.

He will also accord a reception to the exploration engineers and officials of Bapex who have set a world record recently by taking 724 shot during 3-D seismic survey at Rashidpur gas field.

State Minister for Power and Energy Muhammed Enamul Huq, Energy and Mineral Resources Division Secretary Mohammed Mesba-huddin, Petro-bangla Chairman Prof Hossain Monsur, Bapex Mana-ging Director Mortuza Ahmed Faruq will present at the drilling inauguration ceremony.

Bapex has a plan to start drilling of the development well in July, 2010 which was delayed by eight months due to shortage of rig for drilling the well.

Recently, the government has purch-ased the rid named ‘Bijoy’ at a cost of Tk 1.8 billion from China through tender, an official said.

After drilling the well, the Bijoy will install the Mubarakpur-1 well in September this year which has prospect of producing 15mmcfd gas.


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