Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 14 July 2020

By Sarkaritel July 14, 2020 18:39

Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 14 July 2020

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Environmental Impact Assessment by M/s ERM: As a part of the study,ERM team had conducted ecological survey inNotungaon area yesterday.
  • TERI Study on Air Quality & Noise Level: TERI team could not collect samples for monitoring of air quality and noise level yesterday as they are undergoing COVID-19 test.
  • TERI study on Bioremediation of Sludge:As flood water level is receding, attempts will be made for site preparation for bio remediation in high land areas. Bio material for bio remediation process received and application of the same will be started once water level recedes and site preparation is completed inthe affected areas.
  • CSIR-NEIST Seismological Study: Recording is in progress for seismological study in the vicinity of Baghjan-5 well.

Preparation for Capping the Well:

  • Debris Removal: Good progress of debris removal activities were achievedyesterday. The carrier and major part of pipes have been removed. With this, all major debris has been removed except the sub-structure of the Rig and a few drill pipes & some miscellaneousitems in and around the cellar area. Removal of the debris has been started again from since morning today.At the time of reporting, all debris have been removed from the well plinth and small items are being swept away.
  • Water Deluge System: All threeONGC CMT Water Pump and OIL CMT water pumps are in operation for water spraying depending on requirement. Water reservoirs are filled up periodically.
  • Pump Station#01 & #02 at River bank: Water level started receding. Pump Station #01 atDangori Riveris in operation. Checking/testing of Pump Sets in PumpStation #02 at river bank is in progress to make it operational.
  • Transferring equipment/material to the site:  Transferring of materials required for well capping/killing operations are in progress. Other equipment and materials are being transferred depending on requirement/site condition. 

Relief and Rehabilitation

  • Survey job for assessment of damage for compensation in both Tinsukia and Doomdooma Circle is in progress today. 10 more families were surveyed on 13.07.2020 making total family surveyed in Doomdooma Circle 559. Assessment of burnt houses was carried out with the help of PWD (Building) division, Mandals and Gaonburah in presence of Election Officer and Owners. 88 more families were surveyed on 13.07.2020 in Tinsukia Circle making total family surveyed till yesterday in Tinsukia Circle824. Total number of families surveyed till 13.07.2020put together in Tinsukia and Doomdooma Circle is 

Law and Order/Bandhs/Blockades etc.

  • Blockade at EPS Baghjan Continues: Blockade still continues at Baghjan EPS. Due to the blockade, 4 gas wells and 8 oil wells under Baghjan EPS and one well in Dhakuwal had to be shut since 07.07.2020. As a result, approx. 1.5-1.6 MMSCMD gas has gone out from the grid which ultimately led to curtailment of gas supply to all consumers. Additionally, there is a daily oil production loss to the tune of around 500 KL from these wells. The cumulative loss is 3016 MT of Crude Oil and 07 MMSCM of Natural Gas in last 7 days.
  • Blockades in Drilling and WorkOverLocations Continue: Operation at three drilling locations and three workover locations still continueto be blocked.

Impact onOil/GasProduction due to Protests

  • Due to stoppage/blockades, there was production loss of 452 MT of Crude Oil and 1.57 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 13-07-2020. Operations were disrupted in 11 Oil wells & 05 gas wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 12216 MT Crude oil, 22.04 MMSCM of natural gas.
By Sarkaritel July 14, 2020 18:39

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