Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Blowout at Baghjan oilfield

By Ron Duarah

DIBRUGARH, May 27 - In a major oilfield mishap today, there was a blowout at Baghjan rig No. 5, where workover operations were conducted by a private operator named John Energy. This company was working under a contract of Oil India Limited (OIL). Baghjan 5, as the rig is known, is a high pressure gas well of OIL.

The blowout occurred at around 10-30 am, according to eye witness accounts. OIL sources said the �Christmas Tree� on top of the gas well got blown out due to high pressure. The exact cause of the mishap is a matter of investigation. However, negligence on the part of the contractor is cause for initial suspicion. No worker has been injured due to the mishap. Till the time of reporting, no fire has been reported due to the mishap. Fortunately, it has been raining at Baghjan this morning, minimizing a fire hazard. However, a few fire tender vehicles have been stationed near the rig to meet any eventuality.

Baghjan located near Makum falls in Tinsukia district. The civil administration has taken steps to evacuate the immediate vicinity of the oilwell site, as the air is heavy with leaked natural gas, and causing substantial air quality degradation. In simple terms, the air is unfit for human respiration in the vicinity, and will remain so till Thursday afternoon, before the breeze disperses the gas to become safe for man and animals once again.

OIL�s Deputy General Manager of Public Relations, Tridiv Hazarika stated in a statement today as follows: �At around 10.30 am this morning (27/05/2020) the producing well of Baghjan 5 under Baghjan Oilfield of Oil India Limited in Tinsukia district suddenly became very active while work over operations were on.

�As a consequence the ongoing operations had to be immediately suspended and the well started releasing natural gas in an uncontrolled manner. All efforts have been made to mobilize men and equipment at the site so that the well can be brought under control. Further, the Crisis Management Team from ONGCL, Nazira has been mobilized to assist OIL�s efforts to control the well at the earliest.�

He informed that the blowout happened while workover operations were going on to produce gas from a new sand strata (oil & gas bearing reservoir) at a depth of 3729 metres. Earlier the well was producing around one lakh Standard Cubic Metre per day (SCMD) of gas from a depth of 3870 metres.

Safety arrangements are made to bring the well under control as per plan includes adequate water spraying and taking all adequate safety measures, install BOP (Blow out Preventer) apparatus.

Experts from OIL have reached the site to supervise safety and wellhead safety procedures, and effort to control the gas leak from the well.

More in Entertainment
Next Story
Similar Posts
Blowout at Baghjan oilfield

DIBRUGARH, May 27 - In a major oilfield mishap today, there was a blowout at Baghjan rig No. 5, where workover operations were conducted by a private operator named John Energy. This company was working under a contract of Oil India Limited (OIL). Baghjan 5, as the rig is known, is a high pressure gas well of OIL.

The blowout occurred at around 10-30 am, according to eye witness accounts. OIL sources said the �Christmas Tree� on top of the gas well got blown out due to high pressure. The exact cause of the mishap is a matter of investigation. However, negligence on the part of the contractor is cause for initial suspicion. No worker has been injured due to the mishap. Till the time of reporting, no fire has been reported due to the mishap. Fortunately, it has been raining at Baghjan this morning, minimizing a fire hazard. However, a few fire tender vehicles have been stationed near the rig to meet any eventuality.

Baghjan located near Makum falls in Tinsukia district. The civil administration has taken steps to evacuate the immediate vicinity of the oilwell site, as the air is heavy with leaked natural gas, and causing substantial air quality degradation. In simple terms, the air is unfit for human respiration in the vicinity, and will remain so till Thursday afternoon, before the breeze disperses the gas to become safe for man and animals once again.

OIL�s Deputy General Manager of Public Relations, Tridiv Hazarika stated in a statement today as follows: �At around 10.30 am this morning (27/05/2020) the producing well of Baghjan 5 under Baghjan Oilfield of Oil India Limited in Tinsukia district suddenly became very active while work over operations were on.

�As a consequence the ongoing operations had to be immediately suspended and the well started releasing natural gas in an uncontrolled manner. All efforts have been made to mobilize men and equipment at the site so that the well can be brought under control. Further, the Crisis Management Team from ONGCL, Nazira has been mobilized to assist OIL�s efforts to control the well at the earliest.�

He informed that the blowout happened while workover operations were going on to produce gas from a new sand strata (oil & gas bearing reservoir) at a depth of 3729 metres. Earlier the well was producing around one lakh Standard Cubic Metre per day (SCMD) of gas from a depth of 3870 metres.

Safety arrangements are made to bring the well under control as per plan includes adequate water spraying and taking all adequate safety measures, install BOP (Blow out Preventer) apparatus.

Experts from OIL have reached the site to supervise safety and wellhead safety procedures, and effort to control the gas leak from the well.

More in Entertainment
Similar Posts