Plans to send specialists on board Total's abandoned Elgin platform were delayed yesterday amid fears the wind was blowing the potentially explosive gas cloud closer to the installation.
Specialists are on standby to board Total's abandoned Elgin platform tonight and pave the way for a bid to halt the potentially explosive gas leak on board.
The gas leaking from the Elgin platform is dispersing thanks to breezier conditions in the North Sea.
ON SUNDAY March 25, Total lost control of a rogue well in the Elgin-Franklin field complex, 240km (150 miles) east of Aberdeen, precipitating a crisis that will end up costing the French group billions of dollars in lost revenues but which has so far not cost any lives.
French energy company Total has said it has identified the source of its leak on the Elgin platform in the north Sea.