On March 5, Gazprom International, the only specialised operator of Gazprom’s international upstream projects, completed tests on the Titas-22 directional inclined well in Bangladesh.
As a result of the tests, a gas influx rate of 357,000 cubic metres per day was obtained.
The drilling of Titas-22, which is situated in the Titas field 95 km to the north-east of the country’s capital Dhaka, began on November 16. It is the third of four wells planned at the Titas field. Gazprom International is drilling the wells under drilling contracts with BAPEX and BGFCL/SGFL, which are subsidiaries of the Bangladesh state oil and gas corporation Petrobangla. It has a depth of 3636 m.
The drilling rig is currently being dismantled to move it to the next drilling point. The next stage will be the construction of the Titas-19 well with a projected depth of 3853 metres. The drilling site is ready and work will begin shortly.
In April 2012, Gazprom International, the sole operator of Gazprom’s hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and development projects outside the Russian Federation, concluded two contracts with subsidiary companies of the state-owned corporation Petrobangla to design and construct 10 production wells.
Under the contracts, drilling work is being conducted at six fields in Bangladesh: Titas (four wells), Rashidpur, Semutang, Begumganj, Shrikail (one well in each) and Shahbazpur (two wells). Most of the wells are directional inclined wells; their depth ranges from 2,900 to 4,050 metres down the wellbore.
The Titas gas field located in the Bengal oil and gas basin was put into commercial operation in 1967. The field’s gas reserves are currently estimated at 230 billion cubic metres; the average daily production, according to Petrobangla data, is approximately 14 million cubic metres.