Baghjan blowout well finally abandoned

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Published: December 3,2020 09:33 PM
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December 3, 2020: The Well No 5 of Oil India Limited(OIL) at Baghjan has been finally abandoned on Thursday.

December 3, 2020: The Well No 5 of Oil India Limited(OIL) at Baghjan has been finally abandoned on Thursday.



"Consequent upon uncontrolled flow of Natural Gas and Blowout at Baghjan well No 5 on May 27, OIL declared Emergency Situation for its internal control purposes. Today, after final abandonment of the well, the Emergency Declaration has been withdrawn with immediate effect.



All the jobs pertaining to capping, killing and final abandonment of the well was successfully completed in the evening hours on 3rd December 2020," said OIL in a statement.



The OIL management acknowledged the tremendous support received from all stakeholders during this period, especially the team from M/s Alert, CMT personnel from ONGCL, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Tinsukia District Administration, Assam Police, NDRF, SDRF and all Oilindians directly or indirectly involved throughout the control operations.



"OIL Management is indebted to the constant guidance and support received from the Government of Assam, Central Government and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) in particular.



OIL Management expresses its gratitude to the brave Oilindians who laid down their lives while performing their duties at Baghjan.



OIL Management expresses its gratitude to all the residents of the nearby areas around the blowout site for their patience and support to OIL during this period. We can assure all stakeholders that OIL will remain a people’s company with support of the residents of its operational areas. Meanwhile, OIL has already deposited the requisite amount to the office of Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia  towards compensation to all concerned as per the interim order of Hon’ble NGT and advice of DC, Tinsukia."



 


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