Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (BAPEX) hopes to get seven million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd) from an abandoned well in Biyanibazar gas field in Sylhet, as it started re-digging there on Saturday.
"We expect to get five to seven million cubic feet of gas per day from Well No 1," BAPEX Managing Director Mohammad Ali said while inaugurating the excavation work of the abandoned Well No 1 of the gas field in Biyanibazar.
Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) Managing Director Md Mizanur Rahman, among others, was present at the ceremony.
Mohammad Ali said, in the meantime, seven to seven and a half million cubic feet of gas are being extracted daily from Well No 2.
He said that the re-digging of the well will be completed by early December.
At present, Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) has under its umbrella of five gas fields -- Haripur Gas Field, Rashidpur Gas Field, Chhatak Gas Field, Kailashtilla Gas Field and Beanibazar Gas Field.
However, the Chhatak Gas Field is currently abandoned. The remaining 12 wells are currently producing 91 million cubic feet of gas per day.