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Bangladesh Mineral Oil & Gas Corporation (BMOGC) was created through the Presidential order #27 on March 26, 1972. The minerals operation of the corporation was segregated and vested with a new organization, Bangladesh Mineral Development Corporation (BMEDC), on 27 September 1972, through the PO # 120. The reconstituted Bangladesh Oil & Gas Corporation (BOGC) was short named Petrobangla through the ordinance # 15 of 22 August, 1974. On 13 November 1976, through the ordinance #88, the importation, refining and marketing of crude and petroleum products and vested with newly formed Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).

BOGC and BMEDC were merged into a single entity, Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Minerals Corporation (BOGMC), by the Ordinance # 21 of 11 April 1985. In a partial modification of the Ordinance by the Law 11 of February 1989, the corporation was short named Petrobangla and given the authority to hold the shares of the companies dealing in oil, gas & minerals exploration and development.

HISTORY OF PETROBANGLA
 

Initial scattered exploration effort for oil and gas was undertaken by private ventures. The search of oil and gas in the area constituting Bangladesh began in the later part of the 19th century through some isolated geological mapping. The first serious attempt to find oil and gas was undertaken in Sitakund in 1908 by the Indian Petroleum Prospecting Company, 18 years after the first oil discovery in Digboi, Assam. During 1923-31 Burmah Oil Company (BOC) drilled two shallow wells in Patharia. The wells were abandoned though there was a reported occurrence of oil. A total of 6 exploratory wells were drilled, there was however no discovery and the Second World War disrupted further activity.

The promulgation of Pakistan Petroleum Act in 1948 introduced formal activity and infused interest of international oil companies in oil and gas exploration. The Standard Vacuum Oil Company (STANVAC) of USA, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL) - a Burmah Oil Company affiliate and Pakistan Shell Oil Company (PSOC) took up concessions during early fifties and carried out exploration till the end of sixties. These operations saw the drilling of 16 exploration wells including the first offshore well and resulted in the discovery of 7 gas fields.

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