Guwahati: Since the blowout at well 5 in Baghjan oil field in Tinsukia on May 27, Oil India Limited (OIL) has reported that there has been a cumulative production loss of 5,844 MT of crude oil and 7.53 MMSCM of natural gas due to protests and agitations at the site.
Meanwhile, the first load of equipment/materials mobilized from the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, has reached the blow out at the Oil India Limited's well 5 in the Baghjan oil field in Upper Assam's Tinsukia. The second load of equipment mobilized from the ONGC at Rajamundry is in transit.
A team from 3 corps Indian Army carried out a survey for construction a Bailey Bridge over the natural pond near the well site and vehicles have been sent to the army personnel at Misamari for mobilizing material and personnel and loading is in progress, informed OIL.
2 bunkhouses and a generating set have been placed after completion of civil for development of the area.
Meanwhile, a team of experts from Alert, a firm from Singapore, is visiting the well site to assess the preparation at the site for capping the well.
The fabrication job is in progress at OIL's engineering workshop for two heat shields required for reducing heat hazards for personnel working at the site.
Fabrication job is also in progress for the second OIL CMT high-discharge water pump of capacity GMP which is to be used for the well control operation.
Meanwhile, civil work is in progress for digging/extension of the second CMT water reservoir of capacity 12,000 kl near the kill pump area to accommodate more water. At the same time, delivery lines laying work is in progress from the river bank station to the reservoir.
Civil work is also in progress for the development of debris laydown and kill pump area.
Tesring operations are also in progress for additional water pump stations at the Dangori riverbank, and the erection of heat shield in front of the second CMT pump station in the well site is also in progress.
At the relief camps, doctors and paramedics have been screening health and providing free medicines to the people in the relief camps. "Apart fro health screening of more than 2,000 people in the last 3-4 days, awareness on health and hygiene has also been carried out", OIL informed in its communique, adding that around 9,000 people have been provided with hygiene kits, sanitary napkins, baby care kits, and disinfectants.