Gas leak during Tyra redevelopment had two people in mortal danger

Two people could reportedly have been killed at Danish gas field Tyra in the spring, when methane seeped into the atmosphere during a drilling. Operator Total deems the leak "highly unusual" and admits the company was too slow to report the event.

Two employees of Total's subsupplier Conbit could have ended up in a fatal accident when Tyra East had a sudden gas leak. File photo unrelated to the gas leak of May 27. | Photo: Total

Two people were in mortal danger at Danish gas field Tyra in the spring, when gas suddenly seeped up into the atmosphere during a drilling.

The gas leak lasted for up to half an hour and could have developed into a fatal accident. Specifically, it happened in the late morning on May 27, while field operator Total was shutting the field down in connection with a major redevelopment effort ahead of 2022, according to a right of access to documents obtained by EnergyWatch and ShippingWatch.

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