Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 20 July 2020

By Sarkaritel July 20, 2020 19:41

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Environmental Impact Assessment by M/s ERM: Impact Assessment study prior to Capping of wellis completed. Next phase of study to be conducted postCapping operation.
  • TERI study on Bioremediation of Sludge: Incessant rain and flood in the area along the roadside from Kaliapani Bridge to Baghjan village is affecting the progress of site preparation for bio remediation job.
  • CSIR-NEIST Seismological Study: Recording is in progress for seismological study in the vicinity of Baghjan-5 well.
  • IIT– Guwahati Study on Thermal Mapping & Sonic Measurement:Measurement of sound emanated from the blowout well for study is planned from today.

Preparation for Capping the Well

  • Excavation of Cellar and other related activities:Consequent to the blockade/barricade staged by protestorson 18.07.2020 and tense condition prevailing in the area, site work hampered due to restriction in crew movement on 19.07.2020 as per advice of District Administration.All crew members from OIL, ONGC, Alert & Schlumberger reached site today morning for well capping operations after receipt of clearance from District Administration.

Relief and Rehabilitation

  • Surveyfor Damage Assessment: Survey job for assessment of damage for compensation in both Tinsukia and Doomdooma Circle is in progress. Total number of families surveyed till 18.07.2020 both combined in Tinsukia and Doomdooma Circle is 

Law and Order/Bandhs/Blockades etc.

  • Stoppage of Oil/Gas Wells of BaghjanEPS Continues: 14 numbers of oil &gas wells under Baghjan EPS are shut in 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 5627MT of Crude Oil and 24 MMSCM of Natural Gas in last 13days.
  • Blockades in Drilling and WorkOverLocations Continue: Blockade at two drilling locations and three workover locations still continuessince the beginning of June, 2020.

Impact onOil/GasProduction due to Protests

Due to stoppage/blockades, there was production loss of 442 MT of Crude Oil and 1.62 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 19-07-2020. Operations were disrupted in 14 Oil wells & 05 gas wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 14827 MT Crude oil, 31.21 MMSCM of natural gas.

By Sarkaritel July 20, 2020 19:41