Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of Sept. 10, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) estimates 66.36% of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in following Hurricane Ida. About 75.55% of the gas production remains shut in.
BSEE continues to monitor offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico as they return to platforms and rigs following the storm.
Personnel are still evacuated from of 65 production platforms, 11.61% of the 560 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Personnel are still evacuated from 3 non-dynamically positioned rigs, equivalent to 27.27% of the 11 rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf. Two of 15 dynamically positioned rigs remain off location.
This survey is reflective of 33 companies’ reports as of 11:30 CDT Sept. 10.
Shell continues to provide updates on its assets in Louisiana. The company has started the process of redeploying personnel to its Mars asset, and is continuing redeployment to its Enchilada-Salsa, Auger, and Appomattox assets, it said Sept. 9. The assets, along with Ursa and Olympus, remain shut in.
Damage assessments continue at the West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility, operated by Shell Pipeline.
The company said Sept. 9 that it is re-staffing Shell Pipeline’s Ship Shoal 241 asset. Platform startup will remain dependent on the availability of downstream infrastructure including pipelines and delivery locations, it said.