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Sanctions force Exxon Mobil to pull out of Russian Arctic project 23 September 2014

Under the latest round of US and European sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, foreign oil companies have been barred from providing equipment, technology, or assistance to Russian oil projects. On September 20, Exxon Mobil issued a statement that the company was shutting down its joint project with Russian state-controlled oil giant OAO Rosneft in the Kara Sea, north of Siberia. ...

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Decommissioning project case study: TOTAL’s MCP-01 platform 30 May 2014

MCP-01 was a concrete-based platform in the North Sea decommissioned between 2006 and 2009. This article is based on the MCP-01 Decommissioning Programme, submitted by TOTAL on behalf of the owners to UK and Norwegian government agencies in September 2007, and illustrates some of the issues that need to be addressed when facilities come to the end of their useful life....

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Buncefield: Where are we now? 15 May 2014

The 78th FABIG technical meeting titled “Dispersion and Explosion Characteristics of Large Vapour Clouds (Buncefield Explosion Mechanism JIP – Phase 2)” took place in London on the 4th of March 2014. The core aim of the session was to share the key learnings of the second Phase of the Joint Industry Project (JIP)....

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Kashagan oil consortium appeals against $737m fine 19 March 2014

According to a Reuters report, the consortium developing Kazakhstan's huge Kashagan oilfield has lodged an appeal against a 134.2 billion tenge ($737 million) fine by the local regional Kazakh authority for ecological damage at the site in the Caspian Sea. The fine adds to the long list of problems facing the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) consortium developing the oilfield....

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Total becomes first major to invest in UK shale gas exploration 13 January 2014

French oil major Total has announced it is taking a 40% stake in shale gas licences in Lincolnshire. It is thus the first international oil and gas group to throw its weight behind Britain’s nascent shale gas industry, in a move that will be hailed by ministers as a significant vote of confidence....

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Belgian refinery blast kills two, shuts petrol unit 20 November 2013

An explosion at Total's Antwerp refinery in Belgium, Europe's second-largest, killed two people, forced the evacuation of the site and caused the shutdown of a gasoline producing unit on November 19. There was no fire, nor any release of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, the French oil company said....

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Cost of Total gas plant at Sullom Voe rises £800m to £3.3bn 23 April 2013

The cost of the new gas plant and associated infrastructure at Sullom Voe in Shetland has risen by about £800m to £3.3bn, French hydrocarbons group Total told the Shetland News. The cost of the onshore gas plant alone has risen from £500 million to £800 million. The increased price tag was primarily due to the rising cost of materials and unexpected geological challenges....

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Elgin gas leak caused by “unique” corrosion event 14 March 2013

Total’s Elgin platform in the North Sea has resumed production following last year’s leak, now known to have been caused by a combination of high pressure and corrosion. On March 9, Total said oil production from the Elgin and Franklin fields had restarted in the UK sector of the North Sea, almost a year after a large-scale gas and condensate leak halted all production from the Elgin platform. ...

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Total’s Elgin North Sea gas platform resumes production 12 March 2013

Total says oil production from the Elgin and Franklin fields has restarted in the UK sector of the North Sea, almost a year after a large-scale gas and condensate leak halted all production from the Elgin platform. The Health and Safety Executive told Total it could restart production at the platform earlier in March....

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French court fines Total unit and jails former manager for 2001 Toulouse blast 25 September 2012

Eleven years after one of France's worst industrial accidents, a court fined a subsidiary of oil giant Total on September 24 over a chemicals plant explosion that killed 31 people and injured 2,500. The appeals court in the southwestern city of Toulouse found the Total subsidiary, owner of the AZF factory, guilty of manslaughter, and jailed the plant's former manager for one year....

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