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

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By Sarkaritel August 20, 2020 19:32

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


Well Control Operation: After yesterday’s inspection and assessment of the well head and subsequent discussions amongst  Alert, ONGC CMT and OIL’s technical team, the possibility of repairing the  damaged  casing head  housing is being looked into and arrangements for the same is underway.  Arrangement for cement “pack off’ of 5-1/2″ x 9-5/8″annular section upto surface is in progress to provide more integrity to the entire killing operations. Well killing operations would be attempted once these jobs are completed. All safety precautions are in place and the wellhead, BOP stack, choke manifold & ground x-mas tree are being continuously sprayed with water for cooling purpose.

Relief and Rehabilitation: A total of 2756 number of families have been surveyed for assessment of damage for compensation till 19.08.2020 in Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle. 

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 onOil/GasProduction due to Protests: A total of 31168 Metric Tonnes of Crude Oil and73.37Million Metric St. Cubic Meter of Natural Gas have been lost respectively as a result of protests/blockades/ bandhs in and around Baghjan area since 27th May, 2020 due to the Blowout.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Data collection at site have been completed for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study by  various agencies, viz. M/s TERI, M/s ERM, M/s CSIR-NEIST, IIT-Guwahati. Analysis/study on collected data is in progress by respective agencies.OIL’s in-house monitoring of Air quality/Noise level/Gas presence is being continued. Bio remediation activities at affected areas are in progress.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel August 20, 2020 19:32

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