HONG KONG May 6 French oil firm Total SA
(TOTF.PA) is operating normally in Myanmar after a devastating
cyclone hit the country on Saturday, a company spokesman said.
"Our production is stable," the spokesman said by telephone
from Paris, Total's headquarters. Asked if Cyclone Nargis, which
killed at least 15,000 people in the army-ruled Southeast Asian
nation, had affected operations in any way, he said: "No."
Total operates the offshore Yadana gas field and a pipeline
that runs to the shore and then overland to the Thai border.
The spokesman said the company was not aware of any victims
among its employees on site and it was checking the headcount of
staff in the capital Yangon.
Total is one of the biggest foreign investors in Myanmar and
owns 31 percent of the Yadana field. Its joint venture partners
are Chevron Corp (CVX.N), Thailand's PTT (PTT.BK) and
state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise.
A spokeswoman for Chevron Corp (CVX.N) referred questions
about Myanmar to Total.
(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by James Jukwey)