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Tullow Oil has begun gas production from the Bangora-1 well in Bangladesh, a key part of the Group's
Bangora/Lalmai appraisal program in Bangladesh.
Natural gas production from the Bangora-1 well in Block 9, Tullow's
first production in Bangladesh, commenced on May 9, 2006 and has reached a
gross stabilized flow rate of 50 mmscfd. This is a long-term production
test and forms part of an appraisal program to test the size and
connectivity of the reservoir discovered by the Bangora and Lalmai wells in
2004. The gas is being delivered into the Ashuganj-Bakhrabad pipeline and
will supply much needed gas into the local market.
Production data from the Bangora well will be combined with new 3D
seismic data, acquired in February this year, and the results from the
appraisal wells. The Bangora-2 appraisal well commenced drilling on April
22 and is expected to take 40 days to reach the reservoir target. One
further appraisal well is planned with two additional wells contingent on
In the event of positive results from this program, Tullow plans to
declare commerciality and submit a full Field Development Plan to
Petrobangla by the end of the year.