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May 21 2012 - Straight from the Expert - Following 5 days of close monitoring, the success of the intervention conducted on the leaking Elgin G4 well is confirmed. Total explains how the gas leak was stopped.

Legend: Interview with Mike Ryan, G4 Incident Task Force Leader, Total E&P UK.
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd – video editing Concept

May 10, 2012 – “Ready to stop the leak”, the resources mobilized for the well intervention operations

Legend: The operations get ready on the West Phoenix, vessel to be used for the well control intervention, and on the Skandi Aker, intervention vessel, logistical support for the West Phoenix and on stand-by to replace if necessary: interviews with the crews as well as representatives of Total
(images shot on April 21 and 22, 2012)
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd – video editing Elephant at work

May 5, 2012 - Animation on the first of two solutions implemented by Total to stop the Elgin gas leak

Legend: Following the gas leak on March 25, Total is implementing the first of two solutions to stop the Elgin gas leak: pumping in “mud” into the G4 well - explanations with an animation.
Video Credit: @ Agence Idé

April 25, 2012 - Straight from the Expert – Installation of the diverter on Elgin well G4: a key step in improving safety of the well intervention

Legend: Interview with Jean-Claude Choux, Technical Services Director Total E&P UK.
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd – video editing Elephant at work

April 21 & 22, 2012 - Resources mobilized for the well intervention operations on the Elgin G4 well

Legend: View of the West Phoenix, vessel to be used for the well control intervention. View of the mud which will be injected into the G4 well. View of the Skandi Aker, intervention vessel, logistical support for the West Phoenix and on stand-by to replace if necessary.
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd – video editing Elephant at work

April 18, 2012 – Elgin platform, vessels and rigs mobilized for the well intervention operations

Legend: View of Elgin platform - Various indications suggest the gas leak rate has decreased. The patchy condensate sheen is evaporating continuously.
View of the West Phoenix, vessel to be used for the well control intervention.
View of the Sedco 714 rig, commenced drilling the first relief well on April 18, with Skandi Aker support vessel in the foreground and Elgin platform in the background.
View of the Rowan Gorilla V, jack-up rig suspending current operations on West Franklin field before repositioning to drill the second relief well.
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd – video editing Elephant at work

April 10, 2012 - Animation on the two technical solutions that Total is preparing to stop the Elgin gas leak

Legend: Total is preparing two technical solutions to stop the Elgin gas leak. One of the solutions consists of pumping heavy mud down into the G4 well where the gas leak is located. The other solution consists of drilling two relief wells to intercept the G4 well and pumping mud from the bottom. Explanations with an animation.
Video Credit: Idé

April 6, 2012 - Interview with Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Total

Legend: Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Total, explains the situation around the Elgin platform on April 6, 2012.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

April 5, 2012 - Elgin Platform Reconnaissance Mission

Legend: A reconnaisance mission took place on the Elgin platform on April 5, 2012. Some members of the reconnaissance team gave their first impressions when they returned from mission.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

April 4, 2012 - Straight from the Expert – Eric Cassé, Drilling & Wells Operations manager, Europe/Americas/Central Asia, Total

Legend: Eric Cassé, Drilling & Wells Operations manager, Europe/Americas/Central Asia (Total) explains the solutions considered to stop the leak on Elgin.
Video Credit: Bip Info

April 4, 2012 - Straight from the Expert – André Glowacz, Head of Department, Drilling & Wells Operations, Total

Legend: André Glowacz, Head of Department, Drilling & Wells Operations (Total) explains the mission of the Blowout Task Force set up by Drilling & Wells Operations, an organization created to respond major incidents.
Video Credit: Bip Info

April 2, 2012 - Straight from the Expert - Jean-Michel Genevois, E&P Operations Division, Drilling & Completion

Legend: Jean-Michel Genevois, E&P Operations Division, Drilling & Completion, explains the solutions considered to stop the leak on Elgin.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

April 2, 2012 - Interview with Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Total

Legend: Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Total, explains the situation around the Elgin platform on April 2, 2012.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 31, 2012 - William Andrew Cardno, Offshore Installation Manager

Legend: William Andrew Cardno, Offshore Installation Manager, talks about his experience during the incident that occurred on the Elgin platform on March 25.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 30, 2012 - Straight From the Expert - Didier Douay, Vice President Operations Training Coordination, Total

Legend: Didier Douay, Vice President Operations Training Coordination at Total, explains the situation around the Elgin platform on March 29, giving details on the implemented means of observation and action.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 30, 2012 - Straight From the Expert - Patricia Mani, Corporate Environment Coordinator, Total

Legend: Patricia Mani, Corporate Environment Coordinator at Total, explains the situation around the Elgin platform on March 29, giving the details on the products, in particular the condensate.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 30, 2012 - Straight From the Expert - André Marblé, Industrial Safety, Total

Legend: André Marblé, Industrial Safety at Total, explains the situation around the Elgin platform on March 29, giving details on the products and the flare.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 29, 2012, 15:00 pm - Elgin Situation Update

Legend: Interview with Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Total.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work

March 29, 2012, 08:00 am - Elgin Situation Update

Legend: Interview with Pierre Bang, Senior Vice President, Operations Total, Exploration & Production.
Video Credit: Elephant at Work
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March 29, 2012 - Elgin platform, North Sea - 1

Legend: Elgin platform, North Sea - March 29th 2012
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd

March 29, 2012 - Elgin platform, North Sea- 2

Legend: Images of the Elgin platform, North Sea
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd

March 29, 2012 - Elgin platform, North Sea - 3

Legend: Images of the Elgin platform, North Sea
Video Credit: Total E&P UK Ltd
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