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Final killing operation to douse OIL's Baghjan well blaze underway

The well number 5 at Baghjan in Tinsukia district has been spewing gas uncontrollably since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, killing two firefighters of the OIL at the site

Fire, Baghjan oil well
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A BOP is a very heavy metal cover weighing several tonnes that is placed at the mouth of any gas or oil well to stop leakage of fuel from under the ground.

Press Trust of India Dibrugarh
Final killing operation is underway on Tuesday towards dousing the blaze at the damaged gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan in Assam.

An OIL press release said, after Monday's successful capping operation, all arrangements for carrying out well- killing operation such as connections of kill lines and choke manifold lines have been completed.

"Final killing operation (pumping in mud with high pressure into the well) is underway," the press statement said on Tuesday.

The company, had on Monday said, it had successfully concluded the capping operation by installing the blow out preventive (BOP) stack over gas well

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 9:55 PM IST

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