started originally as a Pakistan Shell Company in the early sixties
operating 6 wells in Titas and Habiganj gas fields. After the liberation of
Bangladesh, the government bought out the Shell stake and BGFCL became a
fully national company. Today BGFCL is the largest gas production company of
the country and operates Titas, Bakhrabad, Habiganj, Meghna and Narshingdi
gas fields. Saldanadi field was previously operated by BGFCL but now is
under BAPEX, while production from Kamta field has been suspended.
During the fiscal year 2009-10, BGFCL has produced a total of 258.314 bcf of
gas from its 29 flowing wells. The average daily gas production was 717.541 mmcfd.
BGFCL processes its own gas before supplying it to Transmission companies.
Most of the BGFCL operated gas fields contain basically dry to moderately
wet gas so that the BGFCL process system are mostly SilicaGel or Glycol type
plants. BGFCL also have small scale refining units to process the gas
derived liquids to produce value added gasoline and diesel.