North Sea Platform Gas Leak – Source Identified

Press Release
Friday, March 30, 2012
Elgin Field Platform: Photo credit: Total

Total say the gas comes from a rock formation above the reservoir of the Elgin producing field

The leaking hydrocarbons are believed to be coming in the well from a rock å which is above the producing reservoir of the Elgin field. The volume of this gas ingress is therefore difficult to estimate.

Reports from Oil Spill Response (OSRL) surveillance flight indicate that the gas cloud is still stable and is heading away from Elgin facilities.

Total confirms that the gas leak remains ongoing although the situation is currently stable. The precise cause of the gas leak is still being investigated and efforts continue to focus on bringing it under control.

As a first priority, Total teams are evaluating options to stop the gas leak. The Group has also mobilized international well control experts using world-wide support contracts who are now working with Total’s teams on site in Aberdeen.

Mobilized resources
The Group monitors closely the area through air survey and boats on the scene:
- 3 flights per day equipped with digital camera infrared and video;
- 2 Platform Support Vessels (island Express and island Empress);
- 4 Anchor Handling Tug and Supply (AHTS) fire fighting vessels;
- An Hercules airplane is on standby in East Midland for dispersants if required;
- Other intervention vessels are arriving on site shortly: Allseas Highland Fortress Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Support Vessel; Big Orange; Kommander Stuart (MSV or Marine Safety Vessel) and Island Intervention (MSV).

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