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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:49 PM

Total gas leak: Elgin platform 'mud kill' plan to proceed

Emergency engineers have said plans to pump heavy mud into the pipeline leaking gas on board a North Sea platform can go ahead.

A team from operators Total flew out to inspect the leak on Thursday.

They said there was no "showstopper" for the "dynamic kill" plan to plug the Elgin platform well with mud.

Total has also released the first picture which shows the gas leaking from four points on a wellhead at the installation.

It comes as a Scottish government marine research vessel has set sail to carry out a four-day environmental assessment at the site.

Marine Scotland, Sepa, the Health and Safety Executive and Scottish Natural Heritage are among the bodies involved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-17636712

more explanation---- Elgin gas leak in North Sea explained...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/9173722/Elgin-gas-leak-in-North-Sea-explained.html
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Hope the mud works this time......it certainly didn't in our case.......

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:14 PM

1. Is US news giving this story any time at all? -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. Don't know, I seldom watch news anymore......tooo hoky.....

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. Between Fukushima and all the gas and oil leaks

we will have nothing left in the oceans soon. We must find a way to stop this madness.

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