Gas discovered in Kailashtila well No-8 in Sylhet


Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has discovered new gas in well No-8 of Kailashtila Gas Field in Sylhet.

Officials of Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL) revealed this on Friday after the excavation work.

With the new discovery, gas has been found in four wells of Sylhet in the last seven months, SGFL Managing Director Mizanur Rahman confirmed.

He said since January last year, Bapex started the digging in well no-8 of Kailashtila Gas Field.

Mizanur said gas has been found at a depth of 3,440 feet to 55,000 feet and now 21 million cubic feet of gas is being extracted daily from the field on experimental basis.

He hoped that they would be able to go to operation in full swing within next three months.

According to officials concerned, the SGFL authorities have been continuing the exploration and drilling of wells in Sylhet since last year.


As a part of that, the excavation work in Kailashtila well no-8 started in early 2023 spending about Taka 150 crore.

About 100 million cubic feet of gas is now being added to the national grid from the production wells of Sylhet Gasfield Limited.

At present, nearly 100 mmcf of gas is being added to the national grid from the wells controlled by SGFL.

Authorities expect that the gas extraction from the wells under SGFL will reach 150mmcf once the ongoing projects are complete.

If all the required works can be completed within 2025, the amount of gas extracted from the wells in Sylhet will reach 250mmcf, sources said.

Earlier on 27 January, new gas reserves were found in Well-2 of Rashidpur Gas Field, which is also controlled by SGFL. The well had 157 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas.