VIJAYAWADA: The unusual pressure witnessed in the well in Chinapandraka recently, was not a blowout as reported in sections of media, clarified Debashis Sanyal, executive director-asset manager, ONGC, Rajahmundry on the occasion of mock blowout exercise held at the ONGC Rig EV-2000-1 at Penduru Village in Krishna district Saturday.
He said that ONGC has the technical know-how and experience to tackle operational concerns effectively. To cater to the emergency needs of operations in Krishna district, a resident engineer’s office has been opened in Machilipatnam, he added.
A mock drill was conducted at the ONGC’s drill site No MSN-AA to gauge disaster preparedness and efficiency of emergency response systems. The drill was effectively coordinated by rig incharge MSBA Khan, CE (Asset HSE) PT Rao, CE (Drilling) MI Khan along with other senior officials of the asset.
The activity witnessed the technological prowess of the oil major at play in full strength to contain the disaster and decrease the response time for key check points.
Earlier, ONGC paid compensation to the tune of `38.72 lakh to 58 victims of the mishap that occurred on February 22.