Major step in plugging leak at Total platform
Offshore giant Total said an “important advancement” had been made in plugging the gas leak at its stricken Elgin platform last night.
The firm revealed it had moved a semi-submersible drilling rig into the exclusion zone in the North Sea and was ready to “kill” the G4 well.
The West Phoenix rig will support an operation to pump heavy mud into the well to stop the leak about 150 miles to the east of Aberdeen. Total said it was now “on track” to start the work in coming days, depending on the weather.
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