As tensions around energy security in Europe mount, TotalEnergies says unusual drone activity has been observed close to an oil field that the French company operates in the Danish North Sea.

The incident is reported to have taken place on Wednesday, September 28, a day after three separate leaks were discovered in two giant natural gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.

While a fourth leak was confirmed by the Swedish coast guard Thursday, TotalEnergies has said in a written statement to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that an unauthorized drone was seen near its Halfdan B oil and gas field, which is located some 130 miles west of Denmark’s coast.

The company is in close contact with the Danish authorities who are looking into the matter, and has also taken measures to increase “vigilance around security for all offshore assets and onshore locations.” 

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