Total to send crisis team to Elgin

France's Total plans to send a team of experts today or tomorrow to assess the steps needed to stop a large and potentially explosive gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea, a spokesman said yesterday. Helicopter flights resumed carrying crews to oil and gas rigs yesterday afternoon, although with protracted delays, after adverse weather conditions offshore grounded traffic overnight. “The team of engineers will be on a mission to assess conditions,” Total's UK public affairs manager Andrew Hogg said.