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Repairs completed at Petrotrin oil spill site

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Petrotrin employees repair the ruptured well, Wilson #78, which caused a gas leak at Digity Trace, Penal. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATHPetrotrin employees repair the ruptured well, Wilson #78, which caused a gas leak at Digity Trace, Penal. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH

Clean-up and repairs to Petrorin’s Well Wilson 78 (WN-78) have been completed and normal operations have resumed at the company’s Penal/Barrackpore facilities.

This follows an incident on Monday when a two-inch union on the WN-78 well head parted, resulting in an oil and gas spill. Approximately ten barrels of oil was spilled within Wilson Gathering Station #3 (WN-3) bund wall and three barrels of fluid were sprayed onto surrounding vegetation and the immediate environment.

In a release yesterday, Petrotrin said its emergency responders visited the area, assessed the impact and conducted extensive inspection and repair works. 

Clean-up operations at the well site was completed at 5 pm on Monday. The well flow line system was also repaired and returned to operations.

The company said the oil spilled within Station WN- 3 bund wall was recovered and clean up works at the Gathering Station are 90 per cent completed.

Petrotrin’s HSE, security, communications, medical, production and legal and land management personnel were still on site yesterday attending to the needs of the residents and ensuring that operations returned to normal.


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