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21/09/2020 Press release

Total E&P Norge AS Confident of Historic Drilling Work on Martin Linge Field

Total E&P Norge AS Confident of Historic Drilling Work
on Martin Linge Field


Stavanger, September 21, 2020 - Following Equinor’s press release dated 8 September 2020, Total E&P Norge AS wishes to clarify that the 4 gas wells drilled by Total E&P Norge AS on the Martin Linge field were handed over in a safe condition, with adequate well barriers compliant with industry standards, to Equinor when they assumed operatorship.

Total E&P Norge AS exited the Martin Linge project over 2 years ago when existing partner Equinor took over. Total E&P Norge AS has not seen any details of Equinor’s recent technical assessments but has offered technical assistance to Equinor in light of their recent statements in the media regarding these wells.


About Total’s Exploration & Production in Norway

Total has been present in Norway since 1965 and has played a major role in the development of many important fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Total E&P Norge AS holds interests in 63 production licenses and our production was 204,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day in 2019.


About Total

Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.


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Total Affiliate Contacts

Media Relations: Henning Eide, +47 918 66 728 l [email protected]


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