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Safety critical tasks: Identification of Human Error to control risks from Major Accident Hazards - Hazardex 2016 29 October 2015

Authors: George Petrie, Lead Human Factors Engineer & Ann Rosbrook, Head of Safety Engineering, TOTAL E&P UK **This paper will be presented at Hazardex 2016. Contact us for details of delegate packages & offers**...

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Shell says its North Sea wells should not suffer Elgin-type gas leaks 11 September 2013

Royal Dutch Shell has said it is confident its North Sea wells will not fall victim to gas leaks similar to that at Total's Elgin field last March. Total warned Shell in early September that its Shearwater field may be at risk as a corrosive drilling fluid that is thought to have been involved in the Elgin leak is commonly used in similar wells such as Shearwater. ...

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Hima-Sella provides overpressure safety solutions for St. Fergus gas terminal 11 September 2012

Systems integration specialist Hima-Sella has been awarded and has commenced work on three contracts to provide solutions to protect against overpressure scenarios at the Total E&P UK Ltd gas terminal at St. Fergus, Scotland. ...

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Hindsight bias in high hazard incident investigations 01 July 2012

The purpose of this paper is to explain the concept of hindsight bias and explain how this bias can be minimised in incident investigations.  Hindsight bias promotes the belief that adverse events are more foreseeable than they actually are and that errors in the causal chain are more culpable with the knowledge of the consequences.   ...

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Total's Elgin platform gas leak plug a success 22 May 2012

The operation to plug the gas leak on the Elgin platform in the North Sea has been a success, French oil giant Total said on May 20. The company announced on May 15 that the leak beneath Elgin had finally been plugged, some 12 hours after the initiation of a dynamic well kill operation. ...

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Total plugs Elgin gas leak 18 May 2012

Total announced on May 15 that the uncontrolled gas leak beneath its Elgin platform in the North Sea has finally been plugged, some 12 hours after the French oil major initiated a dynamic well kill operation....

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Elgin leak has not directly contaminated North Sea environment 24 April 2012

The leak which has spewed around 200,000 cubic metres of gas daily since March 25 has not directly contaminated the marine environment, the Scottish government said on April 19, citing the results of tests of water and sediment....

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Total Nigeria shuts gas and oil facilities after leak 20 April 2012

Total Exploration and Production Nigeria has suspended gas production at its oil mining lease 58 following water and gas resurgence in an uninhabited area close to its onshore Obite gas production facilities....

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Total green-lights plan to kill Elgin gas leak 10 April 2012

French oil major Total said it will go ahead with a plan to kill the gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea by pumping mud into the well, after a reconnaissance team found that conditions were safe enough to allow the operation. Pumping should start by mid-April....

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Total planning to send staff back to Elgin platform 02 April 2012

French oil company Total plans to send a helicopter to inspect its Elgin North Sea platform in the next few days to ensure it is safe before beginning work on capping a well that has been leaking explosive gas since March 25. It will then send a team including specialists from American company Wild Well Control to assess the leak and see what can be done to plug it.  ...