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Oil leakage at Changpang oil field in Nagaland

Oil leakage at Changpang oil field in Nagaland

Image Id: INPA0909111

Photo Credit:

Photographer: Caisii Mao

Photo Location: Changpang, Nagaland, India

Created Date: 2011-09-10

A tribal Naga villager from Changpang show one of an leaking pipe of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in an oil field of Changpang village, about 120 kms away from Wokha district headquarter of the India's north eastern state of Nagaland on Friday, September 9, 2011 Large amount of crude oil are leaking out due to improperly capped oil wells affecting the environment and life of the villagers after the ONGC shut down its drilling of the crude oil due to social unrest in 1994. An estimated geological reserve of 110 million barrels of oil with a recoverable reserve of approximately 1,600 barrels per day is presented at the Changpang village. Between 1973 and 1994 ONGC has drill 29 holes, out of which 21 wells are oil bearing and 2 were gas bearing and ONGC has extracted only 7 millions barrels of oil from the Changpang oil field. Photo by Caisii Mao/Indian Photo Agency