French energy giant Total said yesterday production at its troubled Elgin-Franklin fields had finally restarted after nearly a year shut off.
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Total chief executive Christophe de Margerie reiterated yesterday that its Elgin platform in the UK North Sea would restart gas production within days or weeks
Work can begin to try to stem the gas spewing out of Total's stricken Elgin platform in a matter of days.
The boss of French energy giant Total said yesterday the company had to strengthen its commitment to safety in the wake of the gas leak on its Elgin platform.
The rate of gas spewing out of Total's stricken Elgin platform has decreased to around one third of that originally estimated.
Total has started operations to stem the gas leak at its stricken Elgin platform in the North Sea.
The leak on the Elgin platform could lead to the loss of enough gas to heat all the homes in Aberdeen for nearly a decade, new figures have revealed.
Fears have been expressed that the highly-explosive gas pouring out of Total's Elgin platform could also start leaking from one of seven other wells.
The first in a series of Government tests has found that the highly explosive gas escaping from Total's stricken Elgin platform has not affected the marine life in the area.
INTERNATIONAL oil and gas service company Cape said yesterday it had won a multimillion-pound contract with Total Exploration and Production (E&P) UK.
WHEN Offshore Solutions revealed this week it had recently completed a key project in the North Sea, it said the technology at the heart of it could create new opportunities for many oil and gas operators.
Development plans for the Laggan and Tormore gas fields west of Shetland were hailed yesterday by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson as a "major win" for the islands, for Scotland and the UK".
Centrica revealed last night it had built a near-60% controlling stake in Aberdeen-based oil and gas company Venture Production.
Two of the biggest investors in Venture Production yesterday backed its rejection of Centrica's hostile £1.3billion bid.