Attempt to cap OIL well at Baghjan fails, reasons being examined

India Today | Jul 31, 2020 at 8:27 PM
  • An attempt to cap OIL’s damaged gas well at Baghjan in Assam which has been spewing gas for 66 days failed on Friday when the wagon used to put a lid on its mouth gave in and toppled over.
  • The blow out preventer (BOP) is a very heavy metal cover placed on the mouth of any gas or oil well to stop leakage of the fuel from under the ground.
  • Well number 5 at Baghjan has been spewing gas uncontrollably for the last 66 days since May 27 and it caught fire on June 9, killing two of OIL’s firefighters at the site.