Hess halts production at three fields in gulf after Shell Enchilada fire

Hess Corp. said it has shut in production at three of its Gulf of Mexico platforms after a Nov. 8 fire at Shell Oil Co.’s Enchilada platform. The fire was associated with a 30-in. export pipeline.

Hess Corp. said it has shut in production at three of its Gulf of Mexico platforms after a Nov. 8 fire at Shell Oil Co.’s Enchilada platform. The fire was associated with a 30-in. export pipeline (OGJ Online, Nov. 9, 2017).

Shell is developing a plan for repairing the damaged portions of Enchilada and associated assets. All production coming into the Garden Banks Gas Pipeline system also remains shut in until further notice. Shell shut in production at Enchilada, Auger, and Salsa platforms.

Hess shut in production at its Baldpate, Conger, and Penn State fields. Production also is shut in at Shell-operated Llano field of which Hess has 50% interest. Hess production at these fields is about 30,000 boe/d.

Hess continues to work closely with Shell regarding Enchilada’s restart.

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