Guwahati, 8 June: Three experts from a Singapore based firm hired by the Oil IndiaLimited (OIL) to control the gas flow from Baghjan gas well have exuded confidence to control the well at the earliest, according to an OIL source.
The three experts from M/s Alert Disaster Control reached the OIL headquarter at Duliajan this morning and were briefed in a meeting convened by the Resident Chief Executive (RCE) of the OIL.
They were briefed by representatives of OIL about the progress in the well control operation. After the preliminary discussion and de-briefing session, the experts along with the OIL team left for Baghjan Well at around 12 noon.
The experts from Alert complimented OIL for all the preparatory works carried out so far and mentioned that based on their wide experience of handling over thousand blowouts in around 135 countries all over the world under different conditions they were confident of controlling the well at the earliest with necessary support from OIL.
The foreign experts emphasized that safety of the local people in the area and the technical team working at the well site would be their prime concern while carrying out the operations.
Both vertical and horizontal lift mechanism of the Hydraulically Driven Mechanical Transporter to be used for Well Control Operation have been completed and tested. The final assembling process is inprogress.
Meanwhile, composite arrangements for subduing (killing) the well is in progress. Environmental impact assessment study and bio remediation process are in progress while a NDRF team has been assisting the relief operation.