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Total E&P Norge's response to Korean NGOs' open letter

... As communicated by Total in our press release 6 July 2018, TOTAL E&P NORGE AS (TEPN) was deeply saddened by the accident and its consequences.

In the contractural relationship which was established between Samsung  Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (SHI) and TEPN acting as operator on behalf of the Martin Linge Unit, SHI is responsible for the activities conducted at its yard, including to ensure that such activities are performed in a lawful and safe manner...

Following a sale and purchase transaction between TEPN and Equinor Energy AS... Equinor has taken over as operator of the Martin Linge Unit.

In light of the above, TEPN does not find it appropriate for it to comment on circumstances on SHI's yard. We are sorry if some of the workers are still suffering trauma from this tragic accident, but trust that SHI, subcontractors of SHI and local authorities provide local employees with sufficient follow-up in compliance with applicable law...

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