ONGC Stops Work at NS Platform in Mumbai High North Following Gas Leakage
India's state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. reported Saturday that there has been a gas leakage at the NS platform in Mumbai High North field off the country's west coast .
Drilling jackup Sagar Uday (300' ILC) was operating at the NS platform in Mumbai High North on well number NSBX for side-tracking. The depth reached is around 3,881 feet (1,183 meters).
On July 19 early morning, gas flow was observed from the outermost casing annulus.
The operation has been stopped for safety reasons. Forty eight persons have been evacuated to nearby installations.
Five vessels including two Multi Support Vessels (MSVs) are on the location for any immediate support.
Crisis Management Team (CMT) of ONGC is on site. The preparation of plugging the leak is in progress.
International expert from Boots & Coots has been mobilized.
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