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Fire at Assam’s Baghjan gas well finally doused after more than five months

The fire was extinguished by a team of experts from Canada, who had reached the site in Tinsukia district on November 4, using a technique called snubbing.
Scene at the Baghjan gas well site on Sunday after the fire was doused.(OIL)
Scene at the Baghjan gas well site on Sunday after the fire was doused.(OIL)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Baghjan blowout well successfully killed, fire completely doused: Oil India Limited

OIL tweeted that the situation is under control, adding that currently there is no pressure in well and the same will be observed for the next 24 hours.
OIL said that the well has been killed with brime solution.(ANI)
OIL said that the well has been killed with brime solution.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Officials suspect OIL engineer working at Baghjan well could have died due to electrocution

The gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district had a blowout on May 27 and caught fire on June 9. While the well was capped last month, efforts to douse the fire have failed so far.
This is the third casualty at the site.(ANI)
This is the third casualty at the site.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 07:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Oil India’s crude and gas production takes a hit after Baghjan fire

The gas well at Baghjan suffered a blowout on May 27 and caught fire on June 9.
The fire at the Baghjan gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district has been raging since June 9.(ANI)
The fire at the Baghjan gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district has been raging since June 9.(ANI)
Published on Aug 11, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustan times.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Baghjan gas well fire not spreading, says district administration

A well at Baghjan has been spewing gas uncontrollably following a blowout on May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, which is yet to be doused. An attempt to cap the damaged well failed on Friday.
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)
The burnt-out area is mapped as 65-70 hectares, which include crop fields, grasslands, and swamps.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 07:23 AM IST
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Tinsukia, Assam | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Attempt to plug blow out of Assam gas well fails as wagon falls over

Foreign experts and their Indian counterparts were attempting to place the blowout preventer (BOP) stack, weighing nearly 3 tonnes, on the wellhead, when the Athey Wagon, a type of hydraulic lift used to fight oil-field fires consisting of a track-mounted boom with a hook in one end, fell down.
Indian Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District(ANI)
Indian Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District(ANI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

As Baghjan fire rages on, OIL sets July 30 deadline

The blowout -- - an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate -- which occurred on May 27 has killed two firefighters, and caused a fire that has destroyed adjoining homes, injured three foreign experts examining the wellhead, and displaced at least 9000 people in the district, who have moved to relief camps.
New studs, fabricated at OIL’s Duliajan workshop, have been transferred to the site to replace those that were damaged and deformed in the blaze, a statement released by the company on Monday said.(ANI file photo)
New studs, fabricated at OIL’s Duliajan workshop, have been transferred to the site to replace those that were damaged and deformed in the blaze, a statement released by the company on Monday said.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 04:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parashar

Assam gas well fire likely to be doused this week, technical glitches delayed ops: OIL

On June 9, the well caught fire killing two firefighters and displaced thousands of residents from nearby areas. Since then, the fire continues to blaze with OIL authorities unable to plug it.
File photo of the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia, Assam.(ANI File)
File photo of the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia, Assam.(ANI File)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 07:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi

Work on capping Assam gas well fire resumes day after explosion

The fire at the Baghjan gas well has been raging since June 9 after it suffered a blowout on May 27.
Salvage operations at the Baghjan gas well in Assam’s in Tinsukia district is on to cap a blaze that has been raging for more than a month.(PTI)
Salvage operations at the Baghjan gas well in Assam’s in Tinsukia district is on to cap a blaze that has been raging for more than a month.(PTI)
Published on Jul 23, 2020 07:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Explainer: How foreign experts got injured at Baghjan oil well and what happens to efforts to plug blowout now

The blowout happened at the well on May 27, and it has been on fire since June 9. An explosion on Wednesday left three foreign experts injured. They were trying to plug to blowout.
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Employees record an explosion which occurred near Oil India Limited’s gas well, at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia district, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 08:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Three foreign experts hurt after another explosion at Assam’s Baghjan oil well

The gas well located at Baghjan had witnessed a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas or oil – on May 27 and caught fire on March 9, when two firefighters were killed and destroyed at least 13 adjoining houses.
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Work at the site was called off on Wednesday following the incident.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Huge explosion near Baghjan oil well in Assam, 3 foreign experts injured

The damaged gas well is spewing gas uncontrollably for 56 days since a blowout - an uncontrolled release of gas and oil condensate - took place on May 27.
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)
Authorities are trying to douse the flame at Baghjan oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district for over a month.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Heavy rains, bridge collapse could affect efforts to control Assam gas well fire

The bridge, located on the Doomdooma-Baghjan road, nearly eight kilometres (km) from the Oil India Limited (OIL) gas well in Baghjan oilfield collapsed on Wednesday because of heavy rains that led to the flooding in the area.
The gas well at Baghjan had a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil --- on May 27 during a workover operation, or major maintenance work.(AP file photo)
The gas well at Baghjan had a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil --- on May 27 during a workover operation, or major maintenance work.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Army builds bridge near Assam gas well fire site

The 150 metre Bailey bridge will help in delivering water needed to control the fire Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia, officials have said
The Bailey bridge, built by the Indian Army, is seen near the gas well fire in Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia(Photo courtesy: Indian Army)
The Bailey bridge, built by the Indian Army, is seen near the gas well fire in Baghjan of Assam’s Tinsukia(Photo courtesy: Indian Army)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Closure notice issued to Assam OIL withdrawn

The Pollution Control Board of Assam (PCBA) conditionally withdrew the closure notice issued to Oil India Limited’s (OIL) Baghjan oil field where a blowout last month sparked an inferno.
Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Army personnel helps to douse the fire after a blowout in a gas well of Oil India Limited at Baghjan, Tinsukia District on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Guwahati | By Jayashree Nandi and Utpal Parashar

OIL plans legal recourse after Assam pollution watchdog issues closure notice

In its closure notice, PCBA observed that OIL was operating the wells in Baghjan, including the one that had a blowout and fire, without obtaining necessary pollution clearances and there was no effluent treatment plant in the area.
Smoke emanating from oil wells after an explosion at the Baghjan oil field in Tinsukia district of Assam earlier this month.(ANI PHOTO.)
Smoke emanating from oil wells after an explosion at the Baghjan oil field in Tinsukia district of Assam earlier this month.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 06:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Baghjan oil field was operating without Assam pollution control board’s nod, says closure order

A preliminary report on the environmental damage caused due to the Oil India Limited’s gas well blowout found oil has leaked into the mainstream of river Lohit polluting the water and adjoining Maguri-Motapung wetland with toxic pollutants.
File photo: Image shows fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field after an explosion in Tinsukia, Assam on May 27, 2020.(PTI)
File photo: Image shows fire tenders at Baghjan Oil Field after an explosion in Tinsukia, Assam on May 27, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

As fire at Assam gas well continues, studies under way to assess impact on environment

The gas well in Baghjan, located close to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (DSNP) and Maguri Motapung wetland, had a blowout – an uncontrolled release of gas and oil on May 27 and it caught fire two weeks later on June 9.
The TERI team is also carrying out bioremediation of the sludge accumulated in the area due to the blowout and the subsequent fire.(OIL India Limited)
The TERI team is also carrying out bioremediation of the sludge accumulated in the area due to the blowout and the subsequent fire.(OIL India Limited)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Week after fire at Assam gas well, tremors continue; govt orders study

Since June 9 when the oil well caught fire, residents of Baghjan and Natun Rongagora villages which are close to the site, have been complaining of repeated tremors. Some houses have also developed cracks due to the tremors.
Work continued at the well site to control the fire and plug the blow out. OIL had earlier said that the process could take about 4 weeks.(Photo Credit: Oil India Limited)
Work continued at the well site to control the fire and plug the blow out. OIL had earlier said that the process could take about 4 weeks.(Photo Credit: Oil India Limited)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 12:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Now, tremors rock villages near Assam’s gas well fire site

Residents of Natun Rongagora village, located 2.5 km from the Baghjan well, which had a blowout on May 27 and caught fire on June 9, are worried their homes could suffer extensive damages if the tremors continue.
Nearly 80% of our villagers are staying in relief camps, the people in their homes are scared to live there because of the tremors. (HT Photo)
Nearly 80% of our villagers are staying in relief camps, the people in their homes are scared to live there because of the tremors. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Assam gas well blaze endangered wetlands, several species: Survey

The well caught fire on Tuesday days after the blowout, or leakage of gas and condensate in Assam’s Tinsukia, began on May 27.
National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday.(PTI)
National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) personnel carry out search and rescue operations after two firemen of Oil India Limited went missing since an oil well at the company’s Baghjan oilfield exploded in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Assam gas well fire continues to rage on; extent contained to the well

The fire billowed to nearly 100 feet above the well, located barely a kilometre away from the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and the eco-sensitive Maguri Motapung wetland, situated a few hundred metres from the site.
Fire billowing from the Baghjan well of Oil India Limited on Thursday. Photo: OIL
Fire billowing from the Baghjan well of Oil India Limited on Thursday. Photo: OIL
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Put new gas wells on hold until OIL has a disaster plan: Wildlife Institute

The report has recommended that the approved new wells and further exploration in the area should be put on hold until OIL authorities put in place their disaster-handling capabilities.
The report said a WII team conducted the survey from May 29 to June 4 and found several dead fish and insects that may have died due to oxygen depletion in the water following the oil spill.(AP)
The report said a WII team conducted the survey from May 29 to June 4 and found several dead fish and insects that may have died due to oxygen depletion in the water following the oil spill.(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Jayashree Nandi

Assam gas well blaze claims 2 lives, experts preparing roadmap to cap fire

The two men, who were working at the site to control the blow out, were missing shortly after the exploded and caught fire on Tuesday.drowned.
Personnel from NDRF during a search operation for two OIL employees at a pond near a blazing gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district.(NDRF)
Personnel from NDRF during a search operation for two OIL employees at a pond near a blazing gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia district.(NDRF)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Assam OIL blowout, fire: The polluter must pay | HT Editorial

Review the new drilling clearance; assess the quantum of damage; fix responsibility
Smoke emanating from oil wells after an explosion at the Baghjan oil field, Tinuskia, Assam, June 9, 2020(ANI)
Smoke emanating from oil wells after an explosion at the Baghjan oil field, Tinuskia, Assam, June 9, 2020(ANI)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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Former Assam and OIL goalkeeper among two firefighters killed in Baghjan oil field fire

Former footballer Durlov Gogoi had represented Assam in the Santosh Trophy and OIL FC in the I-League 2nd Division. He was part of a firefighers’ team engaged at the site of the gas well blowout in Baghjan
Former footballer Durlov Gogoi.(Facebook)
Former footballer Durlov Gogoi.(Facebook)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Bhargab Sarmah

Assam gas well fire: 2 firefighters killed, flames continue to erupt

The gas well had been spewing gas and condensate since the blowout began on May 27.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the well several kilometres away from the site close to Dibru Saikhowa National Park and the eco-sensitive Maguri Mottapung wetland.(NDRF)
Smoke could be seen billowing from the well several kilometres away from the site close to Dibru Saikhowa National Park and the eco-sensitive Maguri Mottapung wetland.(NDRF)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 01:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Two weeks after big blowout in Assam, gas well catches fire

As the gas well in Assam caught fire, residents staged a protest close to the site and blamed Oil India Limited (OIL) for failing to control the blowout for two weeks now.
People walk behind cattle, as smoke rises after the natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) caught fire at Baghjan, Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
People walk behind cattle, as smoke rises after the natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) caught fire at Baghjan, Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Assam gas well blowout puts biodiversity at risk

Baghjan, where the gas well blowout occurred on May 27 is close to the Dibru Saikhowa National Park, the Maguri-Motapung wetlands, and the forest villages of Barekuri which are habitat to the hoolock gibbon.
Uncontrollable gas flow is continuing from the gas well, according a press statement issued by Oil India Limited on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Uncontrollable gas flow is continuing from the gas well, according a press statement issued by Oil India Limited on Monday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 12:43 AM IST
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