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Elgin update 1 - Total E&P UK Ltd

Further to information already issued in the form of press releases, TOTAL E&P UK confirms that there has been little further development surrounding yesterday’s incident on its Elgin platform.
The gas leak at the Elgin Well Head Platform remains ongoing and we are taking all possible measures to try to identify the source and cause of the leak and to bring it under control. The situation is being monitored by standby vessels in the area.
Meanwhile, a sheen on the water has been confirmed in the vicinity of the platform and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) have been alerted. OSRL are currently evaluating the situation and a surveillance aircraft has already flown over the area to make a preliminary assessment. At the same time, an aircraft carrying dispersant is on standby at East Midlands airport should it be required.
We are mobilising 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.
Although this is a serious situation, nobody has been injured and everyone is now transferred to a place of safety. There is no immediate risk to any personnel.
TOTAL is doing everything in its power to resolve this situation and to minimise the impact of this incident.

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Telephone number for media enquiries – 01224 296988
Telephone number for relative enquiries – 01224 296866

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16 May 12 11:15 Elgin leak stopped after well intervention  
15 May 12 10:30 Start of the well intervention operation to stop the Elgin leak  
10 May 12 18:10 Elgin gas leak : Weekly Update (May 4 - 10)  
04 May 12 17:40 Elgin gas leak: Weekly Summary (April 27 – May 4)  
26 Apr 12 16:05 Elgin gas leak: weekly summary (April 20-26)  
20 Apr 12 15:40 Elgin Weekly Progress Update (April 13 – 20)  
13 Apr 12 20:40 Elgin gas leak : Weekly Progress Update (6-13 April 2012)  
06 Apr 12 15:15 Elgin Platform visit confirms well intervention plans can proceed  
05 Apr 12 18:45 Next Steps To Stop The Leak Underway: Elgin Platform Safely Reboarded  
05 Apr 12 10:35 Elgin incident update  
02 Apr 12 18:30 Conference call update on Elgin incident  
02 Apr 12 13:00 Elgin gas leak: Total prepares operations to stop the leak  
31 Mar 12 12:20 Extinguishing of the flare on the Elgin platform  
30 Mar 12 18:30 Status on UK – Gas leak incident at Elgin platform in the North Sea  
30 Mar 12 13:30 Elgin incident update following press conference  
29 Mar 12 19:00 Status on UK – Gas leak incident at Elgin platform in the North Sea  
28 Mar 12 18:25 Elgin update 4 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
28 Mar 12 16:00 Elgin update 3 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
27 Mar 12 16:55 Status on UK – Gas leak incident at Elgin platform in the North Sea  
26 Mar 12 21:00 Elgin update 2 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
26 Mar 12 14:25 Elgin update 1 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
26 Mar 12 04:00 News Release 5 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
25 Mar 12 23:00 Press statement 4 - 25 March 2012 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
25 Mar 12 18:45 Press Statement 3 - 25 March 2012 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
25 Mar 12 16:45 Press Statement 2 - 25 March 2012 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
25 Mar 12 14:00 Press Statement 1 - 25 March 2012 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
25 Mar 12 13:45 Holding Statement 25 March 2012 - Total E&P UK Ltd  
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