GUWAHATI: The Energy major Oil India Limited (OIL) on Sunday successfully diverted the flow of gas from the well head to Baghjan early production setup (EPS) and to two flare pits.
OIL spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika said, “With the purpose of reducing the surface level well head pressure of the blowout well no 5 at Baghjan, the process for restoration of diversion of flow of gas from the well head to Baghjan EPS and two flare pits was successfully implemented today.”
Hazarika said that Sunday’s operation was carried out after experts from M/s Alert and OIL completed the checking/inspection of the well head and safety inspection along with specific job safety analysis of entire system yesterday.
“The flow of gas was diverted to EPS at around 8:40 AM after closing the blowout preventer (BOP) and flaring part of the gas which was diverted to two flare pits,” he said.
According to the spokesperson, well head pressures and related parameters are being monitored constantly and once the whole system is stabilised, next line of actions will be undertaken for well killing operation.
“All safety precautions are in place and the wellhead, BOP stack, choke manifold and ground x-mass tree are being continuously sprayed with water for cooling purpose. All efforts are being taken to control the well at the earliest,” he added.