Baghjan well blowout: Dharmendra Pradhan takes stock of situation


GUWAHATI: Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas took stock of the Baghjan Blowout in Assam. OIL team along with Crisis management team from ONGCL and an expert team from ONGCL, Vadodara are working to mitigate the situation.

He had a detailed discussion with CMDs of OIL as well ONGCL. In a statement Oil India Limited (OIL) stated expressing his concern over the incident, Pradhan advised OIL to take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the local population.

He instructed ONGCL to provide all possible support to OIL in this moment of crisis. In the meantime, Government of Assam is also keeping a keen watch over the developments and providing all possible help to OIL.

OIL stated the safety zone has been extended to 1.5 Kms from the well site and another relief camp is being set up to evacuate the people with the help of Tinsukia District administration. OIL with the help of district administration has ensured that all necessary food and logistic support is made available to the people staying in these relief camps.

Presently, OIL team along with Crisis management team from ONGCL and an expert team from ONGCL, Vadodara are working to mitigate the situation.

OIL added that OIL wants to reassure the local people of the area that their wellbeing, health and safety is the top priority for the company. OIL is also closely monitoring the environment and doing the best to minimise the impact. OIL Management is hopeful that the well will be brought under control at the earliest. At this critical time, OIL seeks the support of all the stakeholders so that together this crisis can be overcome.

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On Wednesday last OIL’s producing well Baghjan 5 in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district witnessed blow out. Earlier the well was producing around 1lakh Standard Cubic Metre per day (SCMD) of gas from a depth of 3870 metres.





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