OIL assures of safety measures at well site

Biswajit Roy, Director (HR&BD), OIL along with Prasanta Borkakoty, ED (HR&A), interacted with the patients from Baghjan relief camps who were admitted in OIL hospital at Duliajan.

GUWAHATI: Following the inferno at oilwell in Baghjan, Oil India Limited (OIL) stated that regular monitoring of Air quality, Water quality, Noise level and presence of Gas (lower explosive limit) is being carried out by OIL at well site.

Biswajit Roy, Director (HR&BD), OIL along with Prasanta Borkakoty, ED (HR&A), interacted with the patients from Baghjan relief camps who were admitted in OIL hospital at Duliajan.

Oil stated that environment Impact Assessment study is in progress by M/s ERM India Pvt. Limited, a NABET accredited consultant to carry out the Environment & Ecological survey within the vicinity of oilwell including Dibru-Saikhowa National Park & Maguri–Motapung Beel.


Preliminary assessment by TERI team is in progress at site for studying air quality and noise level monitoring around Baghjan. Preliminary assessment by TERI team is in progress at site carrying out bioremediation of sludge in OIL’s installations using a technology developed in-house by R&D Department of OIL.

OIL added that study using seismological technique on tremor report from the neighboring areas is being conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat. Arrangements are being made for seismologists to come to site with requisite equipment. Preliminary assessment on vegetation impact survey on plants & tea garden was conducted by Assam Agricultural University. They have been further requested to start post fire damage assessment study to assess the damage to the Crops/Tree/Plants (Paddy/Tea/Fruit/Vegetation) in surrounding area of Baghjan.

Nine trucks loaded with materials for Bailey bridge mobilized from 3 Corps Indian Army, Misamari, Tezpur is in transit. Two more trucks are being loaded and 6 more trucks will be loaded today with remaining materials for the bridge and shall depart for Baghjan. Vehicles carrying second load of Equipment/Materials mobilized from ONGC–Rajamundry is in transit. The other two vehicles carrying equipment/materials mobilized from ONGC- Vadodara are also in transit. Civil works is in progress for development of debris laydown and kill pump area. Testing of additional water pump at Dangori river bank pump station is completed.
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Oil informed that due to agitation programs, there was production loss of 288 MT of Crude Oil and 0.44 MMSCM of Natural Gas as reported on 16-06-2020. Cumulative production loss since 27th May, 2020 due to bandhs and blockades: 6132 MT Crude oil, 7.97 MMSCM of natural gas.
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