Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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News

Gas Leak Finally Halted at Total’s Elgin Platform

French oil major Total, announced that their well intervention efforts at the North Sea Elgin complex were successful in finally halting the flow of gas from the leaking G4 well....

May 16, 2012
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Friday, May 11, 2012
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News

Total: “Top Kill” at Elgin Could Happen Today

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Total SA (TOT) Friday said it has everything ready to “kill” a leaking gas well in the North Sea. “We could carry out the operation as early as today...

May 11, 2012
Total Views: 1

Friday, May 4, 2012
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News

West Phoenix on Station to Perform Elgin Well Intervention

PARIS (Dow Jones)–French oil major Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) Friday reiterated it was ready to start “in the coming days” an operation to “kill” a gas leaking well on its North Sea...

May 4, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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News

Intervention Crew Installs Gas Diverter on Elgin Platform

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Oil major Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) Thursday said the specialized crew currently intervening on its North Sea Elgin Platform have further reinforced safety in order to complete a planned operation...

April 26, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
SEDCO 714
News

Well Control Experts Land on Elgin, SEDCO 714 Spuds In

At 1153 GMT, Total announced via Twitter that a team of 11 engineers had descended upon the stricken Elgin platform to commence “well kill” operations.  At the same time, the...

April 18, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Offshore News

Total and Wild Well Control Crews Complete First Foray Onto Elgin Platform

PARIS–Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) said Thursday a specialized crew on a reconnaissance mission to the Elgin platform in the North Sea returned safely, armed with key information that the company...

April 5, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
News

Elgin’s Offshore Installation Manager Describes Evacuation, Decision-Making [INTERVIEW]

Total’s interview with William Andrew Cardno, the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) of the Elgin Platform.  He describes the evacuation of the platform and some of the subsequent decisions that were made...

April 4, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Greenpeace North Sea Operations
Blog

Greenpeace On Scene To Harass Emergency Operations

A Greenpeace ship is currently hovering around the exclusion zone surrounding the Elgin platform, the site of a large gas leak in the North Sea. “We want to get our...

April 3, 2012
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
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News

Total Contracts Wild Well Control to Conduct “Top Kill” at Elgin

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Dow Jones)–Total SA‘s (TOT) efforts to stem a natural gas leak on a North Sea platform gathered pace Sunday after an onboard flare that had hampered relief plans...

April 1, 2012
Total Views: 8

Friday, March 30, 2012
Shell Ocana
Maritime News

Forties Crude Cargos Dropped Due to North Sea Field Shutdown

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Two more cargoes of North Sea Forties crude have been dropped from the April loading program and one delayed by several days as Total SA‘s (TOT) Elgin and Franklin...

March 30, 2012
Total Views: 2

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News

Mobilized by Total: Transocean’s Sedco 714 and the Rowan Gorilla 5

LONDON ( Dow Jones ) – Efforts to drill a relief well to plug the leak seen since Sunday on a platform of Total (FP.FR) in the UK North Sea began with...

March 30, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, March 29, 2012
total elgin
Incidents

Total Prepares Rigs to Drill Relief Well at Elgin

LONDON (Dow Jones)–French oil company Total SA (TOT) is mobilizing two rigs to drill a relief well that could eventually halt a gas leak from the Elgin platform in the North Sea,...

March 29, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Maritime News

North Sea Oil Market Largely Unfazed by Elgin and Franklin Shutdown

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Weak demand for North Sea Forties crude due to refinery maintenance season and the availability of cheaper alternatives have prevented Forties prices from jumping despite a shutdown of Total...

March 28, 2012
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Incidents

Will it be Transocean to the Rescue, or Perhaps Rowan? Total Considers Options at Elgin

(Dow Jones) French oil major Total SA (TOT, FP.FR) may hire Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) and Rowan Cos. (RDC) to drill relief wells to end an ongoing gas leak at its Elgin platform in...

March 27, 2012
Total Views: 0

Elgin platform total
Incidents

Total Considers Drilling a Relief Well at the Elgin Platform, Gas Leak Continues

PARIS (Dow Jones)–Total SA (TOT) is studying all options, including drilling a relief well, to end an ongoing gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea, a spokesman for...

March 27, 2012
Total Views: 7

Sunday, March 25, 2012
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News

Production Halted on Total’s Elgin Gas Platform After Gas Leak

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Total SA (TOT, FP.PR) has been forced to halt production from a platform in the Elgin gas and condensate field in the U.K. North Sea after a gas leak...

March 25, 2012
Total Views: 6