Preparations made for capping blowout: OIL

Dibrugarh, August 8

PSU main the OIL on Saturday stated preparations had been made for capping the blowout in its properly at Baghjan in Assam which was spewing gasoline uncontrollably for over 70 days.

The properly head and its plinth have been made prepared for the fireplace management operation, said a launch from Oil India Limited (OIL).

The rig up load testing of the entire wagon is deliberate for Saturday and therapy of properly killing fluid is beneath means, it stated.

Well quantity 5 at Baghjan has been spewing gasoline uncontrollably for the final 66 days since May 27 and it caught hearth on June 9, killing two of OIL’s firefighters on the web site, moreover injuring three international specialists.

“Capping blow out preventer (BOP) stack with kill lines have been tested successfully. Assembling of Athey Wagon has been completed (an equipment for fighting oil field fires) with newly fabricated axle, modified boom sections and with other accessories,” the PSU added.

 The water deluge system has been readied for supporting all operations and security techniques are additionally in place, learn the discharge.

The OIL stated: “Oil and gas production continues to be affected due to forceful closure of few 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.”

As a results of protests, blockades and bandhs by locals since May 27 as a result of blowout, the corporate’s cumulative lack of crude oil and pure gasoline has been 2,4068 MT and 57.16 MMSCM, respectively, the discharge added.

The OIL stated it had surveyed 2,739 households until August 7 in Doomdooma and Tinsukia circles for offering aid and rehabilitation.

Environmental Impact Assessment examine on varied parameters are being carried out by varied companies equivalent to TERI, CSIR-NEIST and IIT-Guwahati other than the OILs in-house monitoring of air high quality, noise stage and gasoline presence, the discharge stated.

Bio remediation actions at affected areas are additionally in progress, the discharge added. PTI

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