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Total flying crew to leaking North Sea Elgin gas rig
April 5, 2012 / 9:59 AM / 6 years ago

Total flying crew to leaking North Sea Elgin gas rig

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - French oil major Total is flying a team of crisis engineers to inspect its leaking North Sea Elgin gas platform with a view to eventually plugging the well, it said on Thursday.

“ Total confirms that a helicopter took off from Aberdeen at 10:30am (0930 GMT) today with the objective of landing on the Elgin PUQ (Process, Utilities, Quarters) to allow a specialised team to perform a reconnaissance mission of the Elgin wellhead platform and the G4 well, if it is safe to do so,” a spokesman said.

The crew of eight aboard the helicopter is a mix of Total and Houston-based Wild Well Control staff.

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