Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 05 July 2020

By Sarkaritel July 5, 2020 17:48

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Air quality/Noise level/Gas presence monitoring by OIL: Report dated 04.07.2020 is attached.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment by M/s ERM: Air quality and noise level monitoring were conducted in Baghjan side, while air quality monitoring was conducted in Guijan side on 04.07.2020. The monitoring team from M/s ERM visited Notungaon, Bebejia and Motapung Panchayat Offices for consultation. The team also had consultation with medical staffs of Middle Primary Health Centre (MPHC), Barekuri. M/s ERM’s study will be continued till one week beyond the date of capping the well successfully.
  • TERI Study on Air Quality & Noise Level: Sample collection for monitoring of air quality and noise level is in progress for analysis. Recording of data at already installed analysers is in progress.
  • TERI study on Bioremediation of Sludge: Debris clearance as a part of site preparation for bio remediation job is being carried out along the roadside from the blow out well towards Maguri Beel.
  • CSIR-NEIST Seismological Study: Recording is in progress in the vicinity of Baghjan-5 well. Currently, 5 sets of sensors including an accelerometer are recording data.

Preparation for Capping the Well:

  • Debris Removal: While placing the fire water monitor, the Bulldozer got stuck yesterday near the well head and this hindered the progress of debris removal.M/s Alert called off the operations at 9:15 pm yesterday. One 300 Ton Crane reached the site today and attempt is madeto pull out the stuck bulldozer after putting heat shields around the Crane boom. Fire tenders are operating to cool the Bulldozer to avoid damage to the same.
  • Deluge Water Supply: All arrangement for deluge water supply completed. However, not able to use a part of it as the area in the pontoon bridge side is inundated with floodwater. Refilling of water reservoirs are being carried out. Connection of suction and delivery lines of OIL CMT high discharge water pump placed near reservoir No.1 (12000 KL capacity) is in progress. Testing of ONGC CMT Pump No.3 is in progress. It is planned to replace the ONGC CMT Pump No.1 with another one and which being transferred from OIL’s CMT Workshop today.
  • Transferring equipment/material to the site: One ONGC CMT High Discharge water pump set is being transferred to the site. Other equipment and materials are being transferred in a phased mannerdepending on requirement and site condition.
  • Civil work at site:Civil works are continuously being carried for regular maintenance and specific requirement.
  • Shifting of Debris from Laydown area:from debris Laydown area is being transferred based on requirement and site condition.
  • Servicing equipment at OIL’s CMT Yard/Engineering Workshop:Based on the requirement at site, repairing and servicing of equipment are in progressat OIL’s CMT Yard/ Engineering Workshop.
  • Equipment/Material mobilised from outside:Allimportant equipment/ materials mobilized from outside reached Duliajan/Site.


Relief and Rehabilitation

  • Surveys for Assessment of damage for compensation by the committee constituted by District Administration are in progress. Assessments for 10 more families were conducted yesterday in Doomdooma Circle making total number of families surveyed till date in Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle 905 families.


Impact onOil/Gas Production due to Protests

  • Due to stoppage/blockades, there was production loss of 40 MT of Crude Oil and 0.10MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 04-07-2020. Operations were disrupted in 03 Oil wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 9112 MT Crude oil, 11.71 MMSCM of natural gas.
By Sarkaritel July 5, 2020 17:48