Bangladesh has discovered a new gas field at Rupgonj of Narayangonj , thirty minutes car journey from Dhaka, capital of the country. It is the number of 26 gas field in Bangladesh .
The concern government organization Petrobanla officials told the reporters on the gas field, We found at least 50 BCF natural gas in this gas field reserves as per 2D seismic survey.
“Bangladeshi 2D seismic survey team had been searching new gas in this area for four years . But we found positive result after four years”, told Hossain Monsur, Chairman of petrobangla. They started in 2010 .
Bangladesh is a energy hungry country. They have been producing about Two tousand three hundred MMCFD natural gas from their 25 gas fields. It can’t fulfill local gas demand. At least 5 hundred MM CF gas shortage per day.
Nusrul Hamid,State minister for energy, power & mineral resource said, We want to more sure the reserves before digging production well. We have planed 3d seismic survey by Bapex engineers in next winter for actual reserves, he added.
Bangladesh has been generate electricity by high cost HFO & other fuels from 2009 due to their main primary fuel –natural gas . About 70 percent natural gas are used in power plants . But it was 80 percent before few years . Some of the power plants has failed to generate electricity due to shortage of available gas supply. It’s about 800 MW. About 40 percent citizen out of access to the electricity in Bangladesh.
They have to setup four and half KM gas pipeline for consumers use if finally it commercially viable.
State minister hope that they will search more natural gas & oil to offshore & Onshore Bangladesh.He added, we are ready to new bidding for IOC .
Reporter- Sanjoy Chaki
Broadcaster- Channel i
on aired- 22.6.14