Oil India lost of 15590 MT Crude Oil, 34 MMSCM gas since May 27 at its Baghjan Oil well due to bandhs and blockades


Biznextindia : Public sector Oil explorer Oil India Limited on Wednesday said that it has registered a production loss of 420 MT of crude oil and 1.27 MMSCM of Natural Gas on Tuesday due to stoppage and blockade at its Baghjan oil well in Assam. Oil and gas production was affected at 12 oil wells and 5 gas wells, it added.

With this the company has registered a cumulative production loss of 15590 MT Crude oil and 34.00 MMSCM of natural gas since the May 27 due to bandhs and blockades.

Meanwhile, the 3 foreign experts injured following the explosion at the well have been released from the hospitals and the company is expecting to resume production from Thirsday.

“Today in the afternoon, three experts from M/s Alert namely Anthony Steven Reynolds, Doug Dallas and Craig Neil Duncan suffered minor burn injuries while removing a spool from the well head. The three experts were provided immediate medical attention by doctor at well site and later on they were taken to burn unit section of Astha Nursing Home at Dibrugarh. They have been released after dressing of the burn injuries. It is expected that operations will resume at Baghjan tomorrow” OIL said.

The damaged gas well is spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate – took place on May 27. Two firefighters of OIL also died at the site then. The local people are demanding better compensation for their loss.

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