Hurricane Ivan forces vigorous response and repairs

A large, concerted effort was required to reestablish Shell’s crude oil systems in the eastern Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Systems that were completely disabled included the transport infrastructure from Nakika, Petronius, Ram-Powell, Main Pass (MP) 289, the MP 252 complex, and Horn Mountain. The force of Ivan also hit pump stations, delivery terminals, and pipelines used to transport more than 400,000 b/d.The hurricane struck the northern gulf on Sept. 17, 2004. It traveled in a northerly direction through the gulf and directly impacted the Nakika, Ram-Powell, and Horn Mountain production facilities. Shell’s pipeline infrastructure is the major link betwe...

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