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ONGC orders probe into blow incident

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has ordered for a probe into the partial blow of hydrocarbon gas from its well, near Bhayli village in Vadodara, a top company official said.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2009 16:29 IST

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has ordered for a probe into the partial blow of hydrocarbon gas from its well, near Bhayli village in Vadodara, a top company official said.

“Action will be taken against those found responsible for the lapses after the inquiry,” R S Sharma, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director, who visited the site told PTI on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday evening in the ONGC Cambay rig during a drilling routine. Cambay is sub-assest of ONGC’s Ankleshwar assest in the state.

Blow out is a phenomenon where mud and gas revert with high pressure from the rig during drilling work over operations and at times fire also breaks out, ONGC officials said.

The well is capped after the 42 hour operation by ONGC experts and members of the crisis management team led by its director on-shore A K Hazarika.