Indian and foreign experts, working at Baghjan oil well, are in the final stages of capping the oil well leakage and fire at well in Tinsukia district of Assam, officials said on July 24.
Oil India Limited (OIL) officials said they are expected to control and douse the blaze by early next week.
The oil and gas well at Baghjan in Tinsukia district started leaking gas and oil condensate since May 27. The site caught fire on June 9 while the officials were trying to stop the leak. It soon turned into an inferno and killed two of OIL’s fire fighters at the site.
The official said that the excavation of ramps and cellar and opening of a wellhead flange are complete while other technical formalities and requirements are underway.
American and Canadian experts and engineers, who are associated with Singapore-based company ALERT, firefighters, NDRF personnel and OIL and ONGC engineers continued their efforts to check the gas leak and douse the well fire at Baghjan.
The OIL officials said that besides hostile weather, the experts, engineers and workers have been facing numerous other problems in putting out the fire and capping the gas leak at Baghjan.