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Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia

Aug 13th, 2020 7:55 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

12th August 2020: Preparation for Capping the Well: Enlargement of Flange Bolt Hole of the 11″ Spacer Spool has been completed at OIL’s Central Workshop overnight and transferred to the well site early this morning. Connection of this new Spacer Spool with the Capping BOP Stack is in progress, following which, the BOP Stack shall be pressure tested again. Rigging up of the repaired Bull Lines with the Athey Wagon is also in progress at site, following which, the Athey Wagon will be load tested. All safety precautions are being maintained and are in place. All efforts are being taken to control the well at the earliest.

Relief and Rehabilitation: A total of 2756 number of families have been surveyed for assessment of damage for compensation till 11.08.2020 in Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle put together.

Law and Order/Bandhs/Blockades etc.: Oil & Gas Production still continues to be affected due to forceful closure of few Oil & Gas wells connected to Baghjan EPS. Drilling and workover operation also continue to be affected at few of the locations due to forceful closure of operation.

Impact on Oil/Gas Production due to Protests: A total of 26280 Metric Tonnes of Crude Oil and 63.04 Million Metric St. Cubic Meter of Natural Gas have been lost respectively as a result of protests/ blockades/ bandhs staged in and around Baghjan area since 27th May, 2020 due to the Blowout.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study on various parameters are being carried out by various agencies, viz. M/s TERI, M/s ERM, M/s CSIR-NEIST, IIT-Guwahati apart from OIL’s in-house monitoring of Air quality/ Noise level/Gas presence. Bio remediation activities at affected areas are also in progress.

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