Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 28 July 2020

By Sarkaritel July 28, 2020 17:42

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • TERI Study on Air Quality & Noise Level: Recording of data at already installed analysers is in progress. Sample collection for monitoring of air quality and noise level is in progress.
  • TERI study on Bioremediation of Sludge: Sample collection from affected areas prior to bio remediation job has been completed. Site preparation for ex/in-situ bio remediation in affected areas is in progress.
  • CSIR-NEIST Seismological Study: Seismological recording carried out by CSIR-NEIST has been completed. Data is being analysed for submission of final report. Other Geo-Physical monitoring is being continued by CSIR- NEIST.
  • IIT– Guwahati Study on Thermal Mapping & Sonic Measurement: Data collections by IIT-G Team for thermal imaging and sound measurement at required areas have been completed. Interpretation of the data will be carried out using specialized software at IIT Guwahati and the report will be submitted soon.

Preparation for Capping the Well

  • Final Preparation for Capping Operation: Activities at well site commenced since early morning today. The deformed studs and nuts in the casing head housing flange (13-3/8″) which got loosened due to heat had been replaced yesterday. Considering the safety aspects, smoke stag is placed today on the flowing well head to put-in some cement barrier in the casing annulus. Placement of equipment, High Pressure lines etc. for well capping operation is planned once the ongoing jobs are complete.
  • Final Preparation for Killing Operation: Transferring of Well killing fluid to the site is in progress.
  • Water Deluge System: All six numbers of High Discharge CMT Water Pumps are operational at site for spraying water to the well head during the operation. Total 8 nos. of water pumps are available for filling both the water reservoirs periodically.

Relief and Rehabilitation

  • Survey for Damage Assessment: Survey for assessment of damage for compensation in both Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle is in progress. Total families surveyed till 27.07.2020 is 596 and 1662 in Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle respectively. Total number of families surveyed till 27.07.2020 both combined in Doomdooma and Tinsukia circle is 

Law and Order/Bandhs/Blockades etc.

  • Closure of Wells: Production still continues to be affected due to forceful closure of few Oil & Gas wells connected to Baghjan EPS.
  • Blockade at Drilling/Workover Locations: Drilling and workover operation still continue to be affected due to forceful closure of operation at few of the locations.

Impact on Oil/Gas Production due to Protests

Due to stoppage/blockades of several producing wells, there was production loss of 254 MT of Crude Oil and 1.02 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 27-07-2020. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 17325 MT Crude oil, 40.61 MMSCM of natural gas.

By Sarkaritel July 28, 2020 17:42