Experts including those from Singapore have submitted a detailed draft plan to control the fire which broke out at Baghjan oil field in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
The ministry of petroleum and natural gas (MoPNG) revealed this on Saturday in a statement.
Reports say the plan was drafted to cap the well by a team of experts from Singapore, along with those of ONGC and OIL.
The plan submitted to the ministry was drawn up to cap the well by a team of experts from M/s Alert, Singapore, along with those of ONGC and OIL, it said.
The first batch of equipment from ONGC-Sibsagar has reached Duliajan and will be sent to the site after inspection.
The vehicle carrying equipment from ONGC-Rajamundry is also coming to Assam.
The blaze at OIL’s Baghjan gas well, which began on June 9 following a major blowout on May 27, was still raging but the extent of it has been contained to the well with fire tenders kept ready at the site to arrest any incidents of flash fire, the statement said.
Two firefighters of OIL died after the well caught fire on Tuesday.
Production and operations in gas wells and oil wells of OIL were affected by blockades put up people at several areas of the district.