Total successfully contains gas leak in Elgin field

Total successfully contains gas leak in Elgin field

9:34 AM, 2nd April 2012
Total successfully contains gas leak in Elgin field

ABERDEEN, UK: Total provided details of the scale of its work to control the release of non-toxic gas from the G4 well on the Elgin field platform and confirmed that the situation remains stable. “Total regrets for the incident at Elgin complex. Our top priority is the safety of our personnel. I can confirm that, in addition to the safe evacuation of 238 personnel from the Elgin platform, the on-board safety systems of the whole complex, including the other wells, were successfully activated,” said Philippe Guys, Managing Director, Exploration and Production, Total UK.

With respect to stop the leak, Total is preparing two main actions which are progressing in parallel- drilling relief wells and blocking the well with heavy mud. Total has suspended operations on two of its drilling rigs in order to make them available for work on the relief wells. Heavy mud using a mixture of mineral compounds is pumped into the well to suppress the flow of gas.

© WOC News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Yara invests $40 million in IC Potash

OSLO, NORWAY: Yara has made a strategic investment of approximately $40 million in IC Potash Corp (ICP) and has entered into an off-take arrangement f ...

Read more
Bayer acquires remaining stake in Baule

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Bayer MaterialScience acquired the remaining shares in the 50:50 systems house joint venture Baule from EXIMIUM SAS and other sha ...

Read more
DuPont, Trina Solar JV for polyvinyl fluoride films

DELAWARE, US/JIANGSU, CHINA: DuPont recently signed two strategic cooperation agreements with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Ltd. The agreements cover t ...

Read more
Shaw Group Executive Vice President, Graphia retires

BATON ROUGE, US: Gary P Graphia, Executive Vice President will retire from the Shaw Group effective from 1 May 2012. As executive vice president, Grap ...

Read more
New technique boosts microbial production of diesel fuel

CALIFORNIA, US: A significant boost in the microbial production of renewable biodiesel fuel has been achieved with the development of a new technique ...

Read more
Mitsubishi gets Braskem Idesa’s ethylene facility contract

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, has received an ...

Read more uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X