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Total celebrates one billion barrels from Elgin-Franklin

1 month ago   |   By Energy Voice

Energy giant Total has reached the one billion-barrel milestone from its Elgin-Franklin complex, surpassing original estimates from when it started up nearly 20 years ago.
A £1.6billion investment brought the development on stream in 2001, starting with Elgin and followed later by Franklin, with its chequered history since including a major gas leak, a helicopter spin and even an earthquake.
Developed in tandem, Total estimated back in the early noughties that Elgin-Franklin had reserves of nearly 800million barrels of oil equivalent but additional discoveries have increased its scope.
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