ONGC Works with Indian Navy to Plug Offshore Platform Gas Leakage
India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) revealed Wednesday that a team of its engineers, with support from the Indian Navy, successfully plugged a gas leakage on the unmanned S1-6 offshore platform in the Arabian Sea.
Braving rough weather #ONGC team identified leakage source & safely plugged it within 1 hr. Entire operation was planned & executed with utmost precision. The team displayed extreme courage, presence of mind & technical acumen in controlling the situation in least possible time. pic.twitter.com/CR0lkexN5a— ONGC (@ONGC_) 25 July 2018
In a statement posted on ONGC’s Twitter page, the company said the leakage source was plugged within an hour. The company praised the team responsible for the fix, stating they had displayed “extreme courage, presence of mind and technical acumen”.
ONGC said in a company statement posted on its website that it encountered “extremely bad weather conditions” at the site, with “high wind speeds of up to 35 knots, swell of 3.5 meters and strong surface currents”.
Following the discovery of the gas leakage, remote actions to shut down the platform and bleed pipeline pressure were initiated “immediately”, ONGC revealed.