Agitation-induced production loss at Baghjan worries OIL

GUWAHATI: Oil and gas production operation of the Oil India Limited (OIL) has been severely affected due to continued blockade at Baghjan oil field since the afternoon of July 7 last.

The OIL expressing its concern over the loss of production of oil and gas due to the blockade stated today that since the time of safe movement of villagers affected by the gas well fire, to relief camps, OIL has been continuously making all efforts to provide relief and rehabilitation all evacuated people. The OIL also released compensation amount of Rs. 4.83 Cr. as an immediate relief on June 11 last and another amount of Rs 4.17 crore yesterday.

Due to stoppage/blockades, there was production loss of 452 MT of Crude Oil and 1.46 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 08-07-2020. Operations were disrupted in 11 oil wells five gas wells. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades stands at 9956 MT Crude oil, 14.37 MMSCM of natural gas, an OIL communique informed today.

Surveys for Assessment of damage for compensation by the committee constituted by district administration are in progress. Damage assessment for 517 families completed in Doomdooma Circle and 598 families in Tinsukia Circle till July 8. Total number of families assessed so far is 1115.

Debris clearance as a part of site preparation for bio remediation job is being carried out along the roadside from the blow out well towards Maguri Beel.

Debris Removal: Because of continuous rain and movement of heavy vehicles, condition of the approach road to well plinth keeps deteriorating. Despite deterioration, the progress of debris removal is continuing. Efforts are on constantly to repair the bad patches of the road. Preparations are on for debris removal from the well plinth as reported this morning.

Choke manifold has been transferred to the site today morning. Other equipment and materials are being transferred depending on requirement and site condition.


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