Cumilla Heritage Bakhrabad Gas Field

 

Bakhrabad Gas Field is a natural gas field located in Comilla Bangladesh. It was discovered in 1968 by the then Pakistan Shell Oil Company, and started gas production in 1981. Wells were drilled with a depth between 1968 and 2838 meters from the surface. Gas production was 33 million cubic feet per day at that time.[3] According to 2019, the production in Bakharabad Gas Field has declined and producing only 15 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcfd).[4] It is a subsidiary of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited (BGFCL).[5] Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Limited is a government-owned major gas company in Bangladesh. It is under Petrobangla and is headquartered in Chapapur, Comilla. Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Limited was established on 7 June 1980 as Bakhrabad Gas Systems Limited with a responsibility to operate Bakhrabad Gas Field. The government on 31 May 1989 handed the management of Bakhrabad Gas Field to Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited. On 2 September 2004, the government removed Bakhrabad- Demra Transmission Pipelines from the company and handed them to Gas Transmission Company Limited. On 18 October 2004 the Bakhrabad-Chittagong Transmission Pipelines of the company were also placed under the Gas Transmission Company Limited. The various divisions of the company asset reduced the company functions to marketing and distribution only. The assets of the company in the Chittagong District and the Chittagong Hill Tracts were given to Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited. Through reforms of Bakhrabad Gas Systems Limited and the addition of assets in Brahmanbaria District of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, the Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Limited was formed.

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