13 APRIL 2012
Just received this pic from the Elgin-Franklin blowout.
The yellow stuff presumably is sulfur. Not nice stuff.
Blow-out is at the cellar deck from a surface Xmastree.
No idea how sour (H2S content) the gas is, but realise that 1000 ppm (= 0.1%) means instant death.
It is as poisonous or even slightly worse than hydrogen cyanide, the stuff in detective .
Very difficult to approach without full protection gear.
I am glad I am not in the shoes of the Total engineers and management.