Oil India Limited’s Baghjan well fire on for 50 days, likely to be doused by Friday

Energy major Oil India Limited (OIL) on Wednesday said the blaze at the damaged Baghjan gas well in Assam has continued unabated for 50 days and the final push to extinguish the fire will begin soon.

A senior official of the PSU told PTI that the fire is expected to be doused by Friday.

Major debris from the well plinth area has been cleared and a detailed inspection was undertaken jointly by experts from OIL, ONGC and Singapore’s Alert Disaster Control to decide the next course of action.

“The main operation for capping and killing the well is yet to begin. The well continues to be on fire,” the oil exploration major said on its official Twitter handle.

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