Area Drilling

BangladeshUnocal Corp. will develop Bibiyana field on Block 12 in the Habiganj district of northeastern Bangladesh for production start-up in the fourth quarter of 2006.The $230 million development in the Bengal basin will involve as many as 15 development wells and a gas processing plant with a capacity of 300 MMcfd initially and 600 MMcfd eventually. Two pipelines will be built to connect the field to the national grid. Unocal's interest is 100% (see map, OGJ, Apr. 22, 2002, p. 48).Under a gas sales contract with state Petrobangla, Unocal will produce at least 200 MMcfd of gas. The government intends to nominate 250-300 MMcfd for purchase. Minimum volumes under the contract increase...

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