A Review Over Major Gas Blowouts In Bangladesh, Their Effects And The Measures To Prevent Them In Future
Md. Ashraful Islam Khan, Fuad Bin Nasir
Keywords: Gas blowout, Sylhet-1, Sylhet-4, Moulvibazar-1, Chattak-2, Blowout effects, Blowout prevention.
Abstract: In petroleum industry, gas blowout is one of the major hazards, causing damage to the reservoir and gas bearing formation, destructing the drilling rig, damaging the environment and so on. Many blowouts had happened in Bangladesh in the past and among them Sylhet-1(1955), Sylhet-4(1962), Moulvibazar-1(1997) and Chattak-2 (2005) gas field’s blowouts were more destructive. Chattak-2 (known as Magurchara) had been affected twice by blowouts. The main target of this paper is to discuss the reasons behind these blowouts, their effects, both in the environmental and petroleum industrial aspects. As the losses are unrecoverable, so we must prevent blowout and in this paper, we recommend some preventive measure to avoid blowouts in the future.
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