ONGC Videsh reports on gas leak offshore Mumbai
Oil and natural gas corporation updated on the gas leak offshore Mumbai that happened July 19 while the drilling rig Sagar Uday was operating at NS platform in Mumbai High North on well number NSBX for side-tracking at depth of 1183 metres.
The operation has been stopped for safety reasons and 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,” said the company in a statement adding that international expert from Boots & Coots has also been mobilised for the operation.
Press Release, July 21, 2014; Image: ONGC Videsh