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Elgin update 2 - Total E&P UK Ltd

Further to previously issued updates, TOTAL E&P UK confirms that the gas leak at the Elgin Well Head Platform remains ongoing, although the situation is currently stable. We continue to take all possible measures to try to identify the source and cause of the leak and to bring it under control.
Meanwhile, the presence of a sheen on the water has been confirmed in the vicinity of the platform and Oil Spill Response (OSRL) have carried out two aerial surveillance flights to assess the situation. Initial reports from OSRL indicate no change in the size and appearance of this over the course of the day. A further two flights will be carried out tomorrow.
TEP UK have today met with Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP), the HSE, DECC, Marine Scotland and the Coastguard and provided a full update. The SOSREP will continue to be fully briefed of all developments.
We have mobilised experts from elsewhere in the TOTAL Group to offer additional assistance and help us deal with the incident. At this stage, the precise cause of the leak remains unclear.
Now that all personnel are in a place of safety, all our efforts continue to focus on bringing the gas leak under control.


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11 Mar 13 08:30 United Kingdom: Total resumes production from the Elgin/Franklin area in the UK North Sea  
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