PARIS Jan 25 Total's Elgin gas field
in the UK North Sea will not return to full capacity before
months or even years, the group's Chief Executive Christophe de
Margerie told French TV channel France 24 on Friday.
The field was shut down in March last year following a gas
leak that lasted over seven weeks and was caused by gas flowing
into a well that had been capped earlier.
"We will restart the field within the next few days or weeks
and then we will have to think how to re-design the field so
that it can return to full output and it will take several
months or years," de Margerie said on the sidelines of the World
Economic Forum in Davos.
(Reporting By Muriel Boselli)