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Assam: Snubbing unit from Canada for Baghjan expected to reach by Oct end

The snubbing unit from Canada has taken off in a heavy-duty An24 for Baghjan fire and is supposed to reach Dibrugarh airport after various stops.
According to reports, the snubbing operation is supposed to start by the beginning of next week and the fire is expected to be snubbed by the first week of November.

“We hope that the unit will be here by October end, work will begin and will be completely under control by the second week of November. After that, well will be abandoned and plucked. We have lost 46,440 metric tons of crude oil and 120 million metric St cubic meter of natural gas,” a spokesperson of OIL India Limited said.

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The 59,000 kg equipment was loaded in AN24 aircraft at Calgary and took off for Dibrugarh along with its crew in a mission to bring the situation in Baghjan under control.

Earlier, the general manager of the company Ross Whelan informed the same through a Facebook post saying that a crew had arrived and was ready to board a heavy-lift aircraft from Canada’s Calgary.

“Our crew has arrived, and 59,000kg of our equipment boarded the An124 heavy-lift aircraft in Calgary today,” he said.

On May 27 this year, a blowout occurred after the well suddenly became active while Oil India Limited (OIL) was carrying out workover operations in the gas-producing well Baghjan-5 under Baghjan Oilfield in Assam. The well caught fire on June 9.

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