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Teams manage to divert gas from Oil India Limited’s blown out gas well in Baghjan
Teams manage to divert gas from Oil India Limited’s blown out gas well in Baghjan

Teams manage to divert gas from Oil India Limited’s blown out gas well in Baghjan

GUWAHATI: In a major success, teams engaged in controlling the inferno at Oil India NSE 0.85 % Limited(OIL) gas well in Baghjan have managed to divert the supply of gas.

"Today’s operation was carried out after experts from M/s Alert and OIL completed the checking/inspection of the wellhead and safety inspection along with specific Job Safety Analysis of entire system yesterday. The flow of gas was diverted to EPS at around 8.40 AM after closing the BOP and flaring part of the gas which was diverted to two flare pits. Well head pressures and related parameters are being monitored constantly and once the whole system is stabilized, next line of action will be undertaken for well killing operation," OIL said in a statement.

The company said all safety precautions are in place and the wellhead, BOP stack, choke manifold and ground x-mas tree are being continuously sprayed with water to cool the site down. All efforts are being taken to control the explosion at the earliest.

The gas producing well blew out on May 27. It exploded into a massive inferno on June 9. Earlier two people - both employees of OIL's fire service wing - died at the site.

The Economic Times 13-09-2020