Assam oil well blaze: 3 foreign experts sustain burn injuries during dousing operation

An official said that the blast occurred when the experts were on their way to open the spool of the well before putting up the blow out preventer (BOP) that finally douses the fire.

published on : 22nd July 2020

Assam OIL's Baghjan well fire on for 50 days, likely to be doused by Friday

Major debris has been cleared and a detailed inspection was undertaken jointly by experts from OIL, ONGC and Singapore's Alert Disaster Control to decide the next course of action.

published on : 15th July 2020

Baghjan blowout: Environmental Impact Assessment by ERM in progress

As part of TERI study on air quality and noise level, samples for monitoring air quality and noise level are being collected for analysis.

published on : 2nd July 2020

ONGC reports first-ever quarterly loss on impairment loss

An impairment loss is a recognised reduction in the carrying amount of an asset that is triggered by a decline in its fair value.

published on : 30th June 2020

Oil India reports production loss due to protests in Baghjan

The company is developing an area for constructing a temporary workshop facility at the well site and the civil work is over.

published on : 24th June 2020

Oil well inferno: Assam pollution board asks OIL to shut all operations at the site

The order was issued on Friday, 23 days since a “blowout” – or uncontrolled emission of natural gas – occurred at an oil well and 10 days after a major fire broke out at the site due to the blowout.

published on : 20th June 2020

PIL at Gauhati HC against Centre's nod to OIL to drill inside forest

The company had claimed it would drill the seven wells inside the National Park from about 1.5 km distance outside the boundary of the forest.

published on : 17th June 2020

India plans to nearly double oil refining capacity by 2030: Dharmendra Pradhan

International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that India's fuel demand will reach 458 million tonnes by 2040.

published on : 16th June 2020

Assam oil well fire: Pradhan visits site, assures adequate compensation for affected families

During their visit, Pradhan and Sonowal also assessed the damage and took stock of the control measures being carried out by foreign experts and specialists from the OIL.

published on : 14th June 2020

Assam oil well blaze: CM orders Additional Chief Secretary to probe mishap

Meanwhile, the blowout and resultant fire caused an uncertainty on the OIL’s plans to drill for hydrocarbon deposits at seven locations in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.

published on : 12th June 2020

Two officials of Oil India Ltd suspended in connection with Assam gas well blowout

Gas has been spewing uncontrollably from the Baghjan well since the blowout on May 27.

published on : 10th June 2020

Massive fire breaks out at OIL’s blowout site in Assam's Tinsukia

During a similar blowout in 2005 at Dikom in Dibrugarh district, experts had to be flown in from abroad to control a blaze at an abandoned oil well.

published on : 9th June 2020

Oil India asks DM to probe death of four near gas well ‘blowout’ site in Assam

No human life has been lost due to the release of natural gas, crude oil spillage, or condensate in OIL’s operations in all these years,” the public sector organisation said in a statement.

published on : 6th June 2020

India's edible oil imports in May lowest since 2011: SEA

Edible oil imports have been declining since the imposition of lockdown from March 25 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 4th June 2020

OIL seeks services of Singapore firm to stop ‘blowout’ in Assam

The blowout occurred on Wednesday morning at the OIL’s Baghjan BGR Oil Well No 5.

published on : 2nd June 2020
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