Oil India Limited (OIL) has contacted global expert to control the blowout in the gas well at Baghjan in upper Assam, from which offers with action plan and timeline were received. Offers from Boots and Coots, Alert and Wild Well Control in well control operation are being examined and are currently under consideration. OIL has stated that the “safety of surrounding villagers and their properties, working team and protection of the environment is paramount while carrying out the well control operation.”
CMD of OIL Sushil Chandra Mishra, along with top management, visited the site. He informed that OIL has already shown cause to M/s John Energy Pvt Limited, and actions will be initiated on employees of OIL if there is any prima facie evidence of human error, the same for which a five member inquiry committee has been formed.