Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 30 June 2020

By Sarkaritel June 30, 2020 17:46

Blowout in Gas Well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia 30 June 2020

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Environmental Impact Assessment by M/s ERM: Airmonitoring, noise monitoring and survey of light intensity were carried out yesterday in Baghjan area. Noise monitoring was carried out in Guijan side, while air monitoring could not be initiated as the area was waterlogged. Consultation with local people was carried out as a part of the ecological survey in Baghjangoan and Notungaon.
  • TERI Study on Air Quality & Noise Level: Samples for monitoring air quality and noise level are being collected for analysis. Recording of data at already installed analysers is in progress.
  • TERI study on Bioremediation of Sludge: Site preparation for bio remediation job is being carried out depending on weather and site condition.
  • CSIR-NEIST/NGRI Seismological Study: Recording in progress. Currently, 5 sets of sensors including an accelerometer are recording data. 

Preparation for Capping the Well:

  • Debris Removal: Debris removal operation, which was again resumed yesterday after little improvement in weather condition, is in progress at the time of reporting and shall continue for the day.A total 10 loads of debris were removed yesterday from the well plinth to debris laydown area including following major debris:
  • One Diesel Tank
  • Two Generating Sets
  • Two Mud Tanks

The other items include loose items like fencing, hose etc. were also removed by the Alert team.

  • Readiness of equipment at site:
  • ONGC CMT water pump no.3 is commissioned and is ready for delivery.
  • ONGC CMT water  pump No.1 has been replaced with  CMT pump  4 of ONGC and connection of suction and delivery lines to the pump is completed and testing of the same is in progress.
  • Servicing of Equipment at OIL’s CMT Yard: Servicing of Athey Wagon is completed and ready to transfer to the site.Fabrication work of heatshields for 2nd Excavator and 2nd Bull Dozer are in progress.
  • Transferring equipment/material to the site:Depending on requirement and site condition, equipment and materials are being transferred in a phased manner.
  • Civil Work for Alternate Approach Road: Repairing job of the flood affected road Tinsukia Bypass, viz. Plastic Park-Kaliapani–Baghjanwell jointly by OIL and APWD for vehicular movement is completed.Repairing job of another road Talap–Kordoiguri–Bandarkhati-Bhaghjan EPS is also in progress and 80% job is completed.
  • Civil work at Site: Civil work for building safe walkways, passages etc. in and around the site in water submerged areas and temporary sheds for equipment etc. are being carried out continuously as per requirement.

Relief and Rehabilitation

  • Inspite of inclement weather condition, the committee constituted by District Administration conducted survey for damage assessment for total of 684 families in  Doomdooma and Tinsukia Circle till 29.06.2020 

Impact on Oil/Gas Production due to Protests 

  • Due to stoppage/blockades, there was production loss of 80 MT of Crude Oil and 0.13 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 29-06-2020. Operations were disrupted in 12 Oil wells and 1 gas wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 8912 MT Crude oil, 11.51 MMSCM of natural gas.
By Sarkaritel June 30, 2020 17:46

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