GUWAHATI: Lt General Rana Pratap Kalita, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 3 Corps with other senior officials from 3 Corps, Indian Army visited the Baghjan Blowout Area on Friday to monitor the progress of work at ground zero.
The gas producing oil well blew on May 27 and on June 9 turned into a massive inferno. Kalita had a detailed discussion with Dr P Chandrasekaran, Director (E&D), OIL and other senior officials of OIL & ONGCL.
Oil India Limited (OIL) stated, “Environment Impact Assessment study team from by M/s ERM India Pvt. Limited visited Dibru-Saikhowa National Park & Maguri–Motapung Beel for sample collection .Civil work for installation of equipment in new locations is in progress. Installation of Broadband seismograph and equipment is in progress at Kaliapani Eco Resort Project. Data acquisition began at Limbuguri Tea Estate.”
OIL said that testing of other equipment mobilized from ONGC is in by expert team of M/s. Alert, Singapore at OIL CMT Yard and Equipment Yard in association with CMT-ONGC team and OIL technical team. Materials sent from Indian Army Misamari for construction of Baily Bridge by 3 Corps, Indian Army have been unloaded from 11 trucks at Baghjan and unloading of remaining 4 number of truck is under way. Vehicles carrying second load of Equipment/Materials mobilized from ONGC–Rajahmundry and ONGC-Vadodara are in transit. Delivery line laying work to the reservoir is completed and connections are in progress.
Due to stoppages/blockades, there was production loss of 504 MT of Crude Oil and 0.62 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on June 18. Operations were disrupted in 33 Oil wells and 5 gas wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades stood at 7042 MT Crude oil, 9.23 MMSCM of natural gas.