28 Mar '12, 4pm

North Sea Gas Platform Leaking - Relief Well Could Take Months To Drill

North Sea Gas Platform Leaking - Relief Well Could Take Months To Drill

An emergency if not (yet) a disaster: An offshore natural gas drilling platform, owned by Total , located in the Elgin field in the North Sea is leaking gas and causing sheen 4.8 square kilometers in area on the ocean surface. Total has said that there is "no significant impact to the environment and dispersants are not considered necessary at this stage," though it could take six months to stop the gas flowing from the platform. It is expected that the venting gas flame itself will be extinguished within 24 hours. Due to risk of explosion, the Total platform has been abandoned and other company's rigs up to four miles away have also been evacuated. No injuries have been reported. There is little danger of the methane cloud itself catching fire, The Guardian reports, but there is the possibility that gas trapped in the rig itself could cause an explosion. In terms of clima...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/total-gas-leak...

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Gas Leak at North Sea Elgin Platform

Gas Leak at North Sea Elgin Platform

theoildrum.com 28 Mar '12, 10am

A crisis situation has developed at a gas and condensate production platform in the Elgin field in the North Sea. Gas is l...

Massive Gas Leak on Offshore Rig in North Sea Has Drillers Scrambling

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spectrum.ieee.org 27 Mar '12, 8pm

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On Our Radar: Gas Leak in the North Sea

green.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Mar '12, 2pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Total’s Elgin-Franklin oil and gas platform in the North Sea. Gas leaking from a platf...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Gas Leak in the North...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Mar '12, 3pm

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Total’s Elgin-Franklin oil and gas platform in the North Sea. Gas leaking from a platf...

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eetimes.com 28 Mar '12, 10pm

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